Flash Scroll Blockers

The wheel mouse is a wonderful device for quickly scanning down webpages, but my is it annoying when progress is halted because you’ve scrolled into a Flash frame. I’m getting used to manoeuvring around them but now I’m, seeing more pages with a video presentation on one side and a Flash advert on the other leaving just a narrow gap of scrollable page in the middle. Speed reading these pages is like tackling an obstacle course. Maybe the designers think it will make me read the advert, or maybe their CMS system just does it automatically and no-one really cares.

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