Dictionary.com Mobile Site Refresh Brings New Features and Big, Slow Full Page Ads

Dictionary.com, which has native apps for Android and iPhone, continues to enhance their mobile friendly website.


The refreshed site lets you toggle between dictionary and thesaurus searches, check out the Word of the Day, and translate between a large number of languages. Their Hot Word Blog provides detailed information about a variety of word and language topics.

The one big negative is the full page advertisements that appear when switching between the site’s functions. The ads are not only huge but also appear slowly. These full page ads are in addition to the smaller ads that appear on some of the mobile sites pages. There’s nothing wrong with ads on a free website to help support it. But, I believe these large slow ad pages detract from what is an otherwise good mobile friendly site.