If you're running Firefox, install this. It removes all the annoying adds in every website (including this one!)
Surprising how effective it is, thanks for the tip.
Yeah, I didn't even realize we had ads until I watched the tutorial on backgrounds and it said to leave enough at the top for them.
I personally use Google Chrome, I have adblock running most of the time.. but I turn it off for certain sites that ask, it does make some difference for smaller sites :<