i got just one thing to say about cursor-catching banners: BOOOOOOOOOOOOORRRIIIINGG! thank you.
Posted by:typical thing from teh internets on August 26, 2007 6:25 AM
I have to agree. I feel like cursor-catches are like lens flares. There's nothing wrong with them, and they can be done well (as above) but they've been overused to the point where we just need to do one to get it out of our systems.
Posted by:Pace on September 1, 2007 6:16 AM
I gotta admit, I'm not much for cursor-catching banners, but I found this one to be rather cute. :]
Posted by:Anonymous on September 1, 2007 9:32 AM
Seriously. How much longer are people going to consider banners that take over your mouse pointer creative? It was great... the FIRST time!
Posted by:Greg on September 1, 2007 11:00 AM
Where I live (Belgium) we have more than 70% non-interactive banners.
So I'm already happy when I have some cursor grabbinig interactivity.
Posted by:Peter on September 3, 2007 6:02 PM
It always entertains spotting the designers from the people who can be conceptual and stragegic, a cursor trick will obviously be a suprising new thing for the target audience who are used to seeing animated gifs whilst on financial sites. Please don't comment if your stupid.
Posted by:Steve on September 5, 2007 7:06 PM
Good execution. Who cares if the idea is old? So is rock'n'roll, but people are still playing it.
Posted by:fritz on September 26, 2007 1:22 AM
I don't know. I think when you live and breath banner ads, cursor-catches may feel overused. But I'm not sure the average online user would have encountered them THAT much.
Posted by:Marcus on March 3, 2008 11:53 AM