Please don’t use Snap Preview Anywhere

There are good uses of AJAX and bad uses. The Snap Preview Anywhere widget is what I would consider a bad use. I cringe every time I go to TechCrunch now and actually wan’t to visit one of the sites they mention. It’s distracting and unexpected (I hover over a link wanting to click on it and all of a sudden this damn window pops up). Even if I wanted a preview of the site, the thumbnail isn’t big enough to provide anything of value other than a cursory look at the page’s design. I think it’s on its way to becoming the blink tag of the blog world.

Please, I beg all site owners, do not use this thing.

2 thoughts on “Please don’t use Snap Preview Anywhere

  1. Agreed! I don’t see much use for these types of previews. As a user, what do I have to gain from a seeing a small, unreadable preview of a site?

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