A blog that I visited had a couple of graphical ads by Advertlets plus about a dozen widgets such as ‘shoutbox’, MyBlogLog and ‘Life traffic feed’. The page took forever to load, and the CPU usage of my computer shot up to 100%.
They ‘add-ons’ have another drawback – they distracts readers from the main contents, which are the posts. Of course, this is not to say that they are useless, but we must try to strike a balance. Why, do you think, is Google’s page so simple?
Web design 101:
KISS – Keep It Simple Stupid!