Computerworld has a list of the Top 10 Firefox Extensions to Avoid… which I think is basically a list of the top 10 most popular Firefox extensions, seriously. There are such favorites on here as Greasemonkey, Noscript, Performancing, and PDF Download. AdBlock is on the list as well, which they justify by suggesting that:
But if everyone blocked ads, how would sites such as ours continue to offer content free of charge?
Really, I’m not making this up. The point at which things got even stranger is that they include Greasemonkey as an extension you should avoid, but then point out that it was also on their 20 Must Have Firefox Extensions piece that ran earlier.
I have not been to Computerworld’s website in a long long time, and after a couple of minutes of looking at the page I can see why, I started to get a headache. This is one of the most cluttered and least usable websites I have ever seen from a professionally produced print publication. If I could make one small recomendation it would be to make the text size even smaller so that they can fit more crap on the page.