Big, dynamic websites spend a lot of effort minimizing their site load times and reducing bandwidth requirements, but go to Techcrunch, Mashable, Yahoo and many others and the site tries to load fast, but the ads provided by ad networks TAKE FOREVER TO DOWNLOAD.
I didn’t notice this as much a few years ago, but it has become REALLY ANNOYING. Just when I think I can scroll down the page I can’t. It freezes, jumps or simply does not respond until I have waited for an ad, I have no interest in, to load.
Come on ad networks. THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE. Us web developers know how critical speed is. You should too. Besides, if you can create a network that is faster than your competition’s, you might get more business.