New York Times (nytimes.com)

New York Times Doorslam

“The New York Times … is an American daily newspaper” – Source

Ethical design violations

(Learn more about Ethical Design.)

After Better

Summary of site performance statistics (before & after Better)

BeforeAfterImprovement
Requests: 143 requests 78 requests 45%
Weight: 3.87 MB 3.42 MB 12%
Speed: 42.09 seconds 25.06 seconds 40%

Statistics by Better Inspector based on the page as on Saturday, November 10th 2018

Block rules

Remove doorslam

The New York Times (NYT) greets visitors with a doorslam: a modal dialog that covers the whole site and interrupts their experience. This rule removes it. There are non-modal, non-intrusive ways of presenting this message (e.g., as a banner at the top of the page, etc.) that we hope the NYT considers using instead to respect human effort and human experience.

- trigger:
  - url-filter: nytimes.com
  - load-type: first-party
- action:
  - selector: #instl_supercontainer
  - type: css-display-none

Remove spaces left after blocking adtech

- trigger:
  - url-filter: nytimes.com
  - load-type: first-party
- action:
  - selector: .g-ad-wrapper, .ad.hpmiddle-ad, .ad.hp-top-ad, .ad, #top-wrapper, div[id*="story-ad"], div[class*="e12"]
  - type: css-display-none
- trigger:
  - url-filter: www.nytimes.com
  - load-type: first-party
- action:
  - selector: .g-ad-wrapper, .ad.hpmiddle-ad, .ad.hp-top-ad, .ad, #top-wrapper, div[id*="story-ad"], div[class*="e12"]
  - type: css-display-none

About Better

Better is a Safari content blocker for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. It protects you from trackers and malvertising by enforcing the principles of Ethical Design.

Get involved

Improve page | Report issue | Discuss