Dear Verge: I Dislike Gutter Ads
This is a complaint about that new Virgin Mobile ad appearing on the Verge now. Although the ad is primarily focused on the upper part of the page, the left and right gutters are still clickable. For me, when I have multiple windows open and I want to shift focus to the browser, I usually click in the gutter. 99% of the time, this averts the risk of accidentally clicking a link. With the Verge, I end up being swept to another site. Even if the gutter looks "safe" (if you scroll down, the gutters look totally white and unclickable; yet they are).
If possible, please resize the click targets to take up just the upper part of the page where the ad is. Thanks!