Re: Covering up ads on a free server.

by "Dusty" <designsbydusty(at)>

 Date:  Tue, 10 Sep 2002 06:56:12 -0500
 To:  <hwg-techniques(at)>
 References:  bluesarthouse
  todo: View Thread, Original
I remember surfing around the net not long ago, and came across a script
which was supposed to turn off the ads on Geocities. What it basically
amounted to was putting the <.noscript> tag in your heading. so it not only
turned off the ads, but prevented you from using any kind of javascript in
your site. I never tried the thing out to see if it worked or not.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Blue Tapp" <blue(at)>
To: "Michael McKee" <mikemckee(at)>; <hwg-techniques(at)>
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2002 6:06 AM
Subject: RE: Covering up ads on a free server.

> No ads showing up for me.  Hate to be a party pooper but these services
> usually monitor their customers in some way and when they see that you've
> covered up their ads they will probably delete your account or send
> warnings.
> ~ Blue
> Blue Tapp
> Blue's ArtHouse Graphics & Web Design
> 705 North Florissant Road
> Ferguson, MO 63135
> (314) 839-0634
> fax: (314) 839-1557
> blue(at)
> "Time to get a web site!"
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-hwg-techniques(at)
> [mailto:owner-hwg-techniques(at)]On Behalf Of Michael McKee
> Sent: Monday, September 09, 2002 11:48 PM
> To: hwg-techniques(at)
> Subject: Covering up ads on a free server.
> Hi all,
> I just had an interesting find. I put up a temporary page at
> on the free page that DirectNic gives out
> with a domain name registration. I used a total CSS layout, just divs,
> no tables, and it covered up the banner ads that came with the free
> hosting. At first the edges of the banners were poking out from behind
> so I made the divs with 100% width and the ads disappeared. Has anybody
> tried this before?
> I just upgraded both of my computers, one to Win XP and the other to
> Mac OS X.2 so I only have very current browsers. Could someone please
> check the site out and see if my page covers up their banner adds in an
> older browser?
> michael

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