In Attack of The Frames: VideoEgg Introduces The Twig Ad Bar, Erick Schonfeld blasts the new Twig Ad Bar and DiggBar for not playing well together. And well he should.
TechCrunch authors Mike Arrington andMG Seigler also got in on the DiggBar discussion:
There are reasons to like the VideoEgg approach–it is essentially an easy way for websites to do a site-wide video bar that is slim and unintrusive. As such, it does exist just at the hosting website, in contrast to DiggBar whish uses frames to flow traffic through their webserver before it reaches your browser… allowing them to bypass most frame escape mechanisms used by websites that don’t want to be enframed elsewhere. Arguably this is an invasion of privacy and misleading to users.
These are real problems. But in my book, the cardinal sin of DiggBar is that it cannot work at Internet Scale.
When other websites try similar approaches, it fails. Just as it does when Twig and DiggBar compete for functionality on the same website.
So, again, please, be good Netizen Developers when you build your webservices. Design and implement them so that they work when everybody does it. Because if you innovate well, everyone will.