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 Post subject: serious problem with (amazon) ads using android browser
PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:42 am 
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Amazon ads on the site, even though displaying correctly, have their clickable area extend right and down infinitely on android browser. This means that when I tap any link, often I hit the Amazon ad instead.

This is extremely annoying. I need it fixed. Can't use the site on my phone like this.

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 Post subject: Re: serious problem with (amazon) ads using android browser
PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 6:00 am 
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This sorta assumes that Mike C and crew have access to an Android phone. What a PITA for small website developers (phones - not you :D).

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 Post subject: Re: serious problem with (amazon) ads using android browser
PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:30 pm 
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I have the same problem - and some halfway workarounds:

- the Amazon ad doesn't always seem to extend all the way to the edges. If I drag the link I want to click close to an edge of the screen, it becomes easier to click it instead of the Amazon overlay.
- how I click the link seems to matter. If I just quickly tap the link I seem to get the Amazon ad most of the time, whereas if I click-and-hold for a little bit I seem to go "through" the Amazon overlay and get to the link beneath.

I don't have a good enough technique worked out to call it a proper workaround, but I can now navigate the site without too much irritation.


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 Post subject: Re: serious problem with (amazon) ads using android browser
PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 3:43 am 
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CA_Steve wrote:
This sorta assumes that Mike C and crew have access to an Android phone. What a PITA for small website developers (phones - not you :D).


I dont know how it is in Canada, but apparently 44% of smartphones sold during Q3 in the US were android devices.

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