Rated 5 out of 5 stars

really really good. The art keeps getting better, and I'm really glad to be rid of all the advertising. The kids like it too.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.2). 

Great idea but... Rated 2 out of 5 stars

there isn't any way to choose what gallery of "art" (I use the term loosely based on the current animated .gif set) that is being used. I feel after the previous set, this set has hijacked my browser. I felt that add-art was broken the first time I saw the current set. I use add-art at work. I don't need this to get out of hand. I don't want nudity or any other objectionable "art".

If this is to be expected in the future, I wholeheartedly recommend that you disable/remove this add-on.

Anyone who is a fan of this add-on before the current set please make a viable alternative to this add-on

Dear Author(s),

Add in the functionality for the End User to select what art set, categories, non-animated, etc they wish to use. Have a place for users to vote on what they want to see. I don't discredit beauty is in the eye of the beholder, don't let my browser become ruined again.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.2). 

another add-on, good suggestion, and please help code

If you want to replace ads with whatever images you choose then Add-Art is not for you, try - http://www.prowebsurfer.com

We are working toward having opening Add-Art to feeds of Art from various sources. If you'd like to see this happen, please help by submitting code. Our development site is http://dev.eyebeam.org/projects/add-art/

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

When I downloaded this add-on, I was really excited to replace distracting advertisements with something easier on the eyes. Instead, I'm currently faced with blocks of animation that are actually more distracting than most advertisements. I'll hold off my judgment of whether MS-paint-esque animations are art in the first place--I just don't want them distracting from the articles I'm trying to read. Why bother waiting for the next gallery if the curators don't seem to care about user experience?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.2). 

Have always enjoyed the show, until... Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Regardless of the varied selection and themes of art displayed (or rather, because of them) I have enjoyed the the galleries, and have looked forward to each new show.

That is until the most recent...

Previously, each set reflected a theme. Some underlying pulse was present in the shows that actually had me looking for the art/photographs to see what thought, emotion, or statement would pop out.

However, the current menagerie of GIF animation is over the top, even for this add-on. Reminiscent of the early days of web design, where flying pigs and bouncing arrows seemed to border every paragraph of content (such pages I navigate away from as quick as my index finger can flex), the latest set is more in the vein of Saturday morning cartoons than Sunday afternoons at the Galleria.

This is not intended to show disrespect to the artists involved. Having designed my fair share of GIF animations, I am fully aware of the time and effort involved in their productions. I am just surprised and a bit disappointed that Add-Art-Team felt it was appropriate to turn our browsing experience into a visually exhausting exercise for the next couple of weeks.

All in all, I am still looking forward to the next show, but until then the "Disable" feature is the more valuable of choices for me.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.2). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

great idea! it works beautifully, though as far as content goes (i know - not the fault of the developer!) there are sometimes too many fast-moving gifs as art for my taste (part of the reason i downloaded the add-on was that i find the movement in advertisements very distracting). i'll still use it, though, as it's preferable to ugly ads, and helps support artists! thanks!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.2). 

Compatability with the new beta Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Using about:config I can tell you that you should update your "works with" thing to include the new beta FF. works like normal.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.2). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Peace is mine! Finally, no more irritating ads. I cannot thank you enough for writing this add-on. You are my heroes!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.2). 

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

unfortunately, this app replaces advertising images with equally irritating images about abuse and political art

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.2). 

Please see our FAQ

http://add-art.org/content/frequently-asked-questions

"The art changes every 2 weeks on a Thursday. Maybe it might grow on you. If you really don't like it, you can disable Add-Art until the next show goes online. Add-Art's goal is not to replace ads with decoration or wallpaper that everyone finds comfortable or pleasing. You might like the idea of seeing art, but not like all the art you see. That's ok. That's how art is."

Rated 3 out of 5 stars


I like the IDEA, b u t ...
first: I don't like software which download something without my permission. So my first impression was bad, when I read: "Add-Art downloaded some ...".
Then NO possibility to change this behavior (using a configuration dialog)? What the heck is this?
Why that complicating? Why not simply create a directory for the images and a table to assign banner sizes (or ranges of sizes) to specific pictures (possibly more than one for a size)? It even could lead to interesting results to assign specific AdBlockPlus filters to some specific pictures... ;-)
This would be much more flexible and enable everybody to create own assign tables without the need of fumbling inside of JAR-archives...
Other ideas?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.2). 

here's why...

Kurt, there\'s a few reasons for this. If you\'re suggesting that the table point to directories online, it\'s because that would slow users browsing. By having the images local, they don\'t have to wait for images to download.\r\n\r\nIf you\'re suggesting that the table point to a local directory, that is basically what we\'re doing with the .jar file. Perhaps you are suggesting that the user choose the art themselves? If so, that\'s not the goal of our project. There is an addon that does that called prowebsurfer, if that\'s what you want. Curated art is one of the things that makes Add-Art unique. While you might find the download complicated, we have thousands of users who don\'t want to bother with choosing images and would prefer to be exposed to new imagery, chosen by contemporary art curators, and automatically downloaded to their machine. \r\n\r\nIf you\'re concerned about security, Add-Art has been vetted by addons.mozilla editors. I wouldn\'t consider the .jar archive full of images to be a threat, but if you\'re concerned you don\'t have to use Add-Art.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

I like the spirit of this program, but the images in the provided libraries are frequently very "not safe for work." I would not recommend this if you are trying to prevent lewd ads from popping up in front of clients/executives as the images Add-Art provides are frequently much more questionable than the average banner ad.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.1). 

Lewd? Really?

You can look at past shows and decide what's lewd for yourself - http://add-art.org/content/past-shows All the curators are conscious that there is a wide user base and people use this at work. At the same time, you wont find 100% pictures of flowers, landscapes, and happy clouds either – it's contemporary art. Take a look and decide for yourself.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I liked it enough to come back here to give it a positive review. What a great idea. Thank you, Add-Art Team!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.1). 

Usually Great Rated 5 out of 5 stars

If you don't like ads, and want some interesting photography or other art to brighten up you surfing experience, get this addon. The first time I used it, it was a bit rocky, the art did not fit. But 1 week later, with the new exhibition, its fantastic. You don't notice that the art is not put there by the website!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.1). 

my life is better now. much. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

how lovely is the internets without all the poo! thank, thank, thank, thank, thank, thank you.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.1). 

Clever, looking forward to Firefox 3 Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've shifted all my browsers to Firefox 3, and I really miss this addon.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5.4). 

Wait no longer...

it's ready for Firefox 3!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Love this! I really like that chinese art. Hope to see it working on firefox 3 RC and the last one.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5.3). 

More works Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I think this is an incredible idea, much better than just simply removing ads and leaving nothing. However, I would like to suggest that instead of a few works rotating every two weeks, why not hundreds of works? There are thousands of public domain works already uploaded to the internet that could be pulled from wikisource. Just a thought, great plug-in.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5.2). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I absolutely love this add-on! Now, with adds blocked, the formatting isn't screwed up since other images are loaded in their place at the same dimensions.

Install this now!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5.2). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

All very pretty. But how does one change subscriptions without uninstalling Add-Art and Ad-Block, then deleting the applicable lines in prefs.js?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5.2). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It adds style to the ugliest web sites.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5.2). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Although I'm only a basic user, I have had no trouble installing and using this add-on, and now have gorgeous Hiroshige prints displaying instead of ads. I love it!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5.2).