CNN and NPR launched text only versions of their sites to get the news. There are no ads, no images, no popups, no distractions of any type. They load fast.
I love this! I've been browsing with sound off because of the videos that auto run with sound, and ads that do the same thing. I'd love to see this idea catch on for blogs.
Text-only news sites are slowly making a comeback. Here's why.
These text-only sites — which used to be more popular in the early days of the Internet, when networks were slower and bandwidth was at a premium – are incredibly useful, and not just during natural disasters. They load much faster, don’t contain any pop-ups or ads or autoplay videos, and help people with low bandwidth or limited Internet access. They’re also beneficial for people with visual impairments who use screen readers to navigate the Internet.