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This may just be me, and I'm not sure if there is a code fix for it.

Anyone else have a problem when using the site on the iphone when the top banner ad loads?

It seems to load last and causes all my text to shift down - so when I go to press a link, I end up pressing the wrong link because the text has shifted down. Usually this ends up with me accidentally pressing one of the sort buttons, or I end up pressing the board link of the post above instead of the actual thread link I wanted.

But recently CH has been loading much larger ads in the top banner (3-4x the length of the normal banner ads) and now I end up linking out to an ad, which is annoying. I'm sure its doing wonders for CH's click through ad revenue but wow is that annoying.

Can't you code a fixed size for that ad area that loads with the rest of the page so that everything doesn't shift down when the ad finally loads?

Just curious.

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    1. This has been posted about before - the crazy jumpy nature of the loading. It's extremely annoying.

      Like you, I've ended up resorting it and more recently clicking on the Breyers ad which takes up 1/2 the screen on the iPhone. It's absolutely ridiculous.

      It would be great if they would fix this problem.

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      1. re: LNG212

        Yes, I now LOATHE Breyers due to that ad.

        1. re: LNG212

          Yes you're right it is the Breyers ad. I couldn't remember it when I was posting.

        2. Happens to me, too, so I always get the thread above the one I wanted. I've almost learned to wait for the whole page to load.

          Weird what we consider to be annoying these days, isn't it? 15 years ago I'd watch in awe as text dowloaded at 2400 baud over my phone.

          1. This is a recent topic that seems to be related. I've been unable to find an ad blocker that will work on my iPhone.

            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/968598

            1. Seem to me and I do not know where is wrong