Too many ads, not enough content!
Advertising on websites is becoming more and more prominent. Some websites are taking it way too far, and it's mostly the big name sites that are likely to be filling their pages with ads.
Take for example this article from PC Magazine that I found at Digg (no doubt reached the front page due to 'encouraged' diggs). Have a look at the screenshot to the right - that's the article. See that part highlighted in green? That's the main content of the article. Yep - a whopping 4.5% of the page! And that's not even the full article, the rest of it is linked to on other ad-saturated pages.
There is a total of 21 ad spaces on this site which accomodates around 55% of the page. Around 15% of the page is dedicated to site header and navigation, and the rest is whitespace (in accordance with the screenshot on the right).
Worse still, take a look at this screenshot (below) of how the site looks in a browser on a computer with a widescreen. As you can see, the page only stretches across half of the screen, leaving a hell of a lot of whitespace. Horrible! If you're going to leave big chunks of whitespace on your page then at least center the page, please!
Now I'm no bigshot when it comes to site design, but this just seems ridiculous. A site such as PC Magazine should be at the forefront of good site design, but this is just hell.