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Authored by: robg on Feb 17, '04 10:46:07AM
Submitted as an anonymous tip, no email, so I'm commenting here:

An excellent CSS file which blocks a large amount of ads is available here. (This may change soon due to the name change from Mozilla Firebird to Firefox. Google cache here)

(If both the above URL's fail, simple google for adblock css)

Copy and paste the code into a file, name it adblock.css say. Then in Safari go to Preferences, Advanced, and Stylesheet select Other... and browse and select adblock.css.

Restart Safari and notice a huge visible reduction in ads as you surf.

(Original tip from http://www.efritz.net/safaritricks.html, modified to use the vastly superior Firebird CSS)

I haven't tested this file...

-rob.

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Authored by: floppymoose on Mar 15, '04 12:39:59AM

You don't have to restart Safari. It applies new stylesheets immediately.



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Authored by: ryanmathus on Jun 30, '04 02:40:09PM
Yet another way of blocking 99% of ads in Safari. Here's a quick and easy way to block more ads on webpages using Safari. Copy and paste the code below into AppleWorks or some other text editor (TextEdit doesn't seem to like it, though) and save it as UserContent.css in your ~/Library/Safari/ folder. The code below is from http://texturizer.net/firefox/adblock.html


/* Block Ads v.2004-06-12 by Neil Jenkins
   Portions of this ruleset are derived from the ad blocking css by Joe Francis at:
   http://www.floppymoose.com/
   Some code also contributed by Mike Hokenson:
   http://www.gozer.org/mozilla/ad_blocking
*/ 

iframe[width="120"][height="600"], a img[width="120"][height="600"],
iframe[width="125"][height="600"], a img[width="125"][height="600"],
iframe[width="150"][height="100"], a img[width="150"][height="100"],
iframe[width="150"][height="600"], a img[width="150"][height="600"],
iframe[width="160"][height="600"], a img[width="160"][height="600"],
iframe[width="300"][height="250"], a img[width="300"][height="250"],
iframe[width="336"][height="280"], a img[width="336"][height="280"],
iframe[width="468"][height="60"],  a img[width="468"][height="60"],
iframe[width="470"][height="62"],  a img[width="470"][height="62"],
iframe[width="728"][height="90"],  a img[width="728"][height="90"],
iframe[width="730"][height="92"],  a img[width="730"][height="92"],
iframe[width="600"][height="120"], object[width="125"][height="300"],
iframe[width="180"][height="150"],
iframe[src*="/ad-"],
iframe[src*="/ad."],
iframe[src*="/ad/"],
iframe[src*="/ad_"],
iframe[src*="/adframe"],
iframe[src*="/ads"],
iframe[src*="/adv"],
iframe[src*="/adx"],
iframe[src*=".ad"],
iframe[src*="_Banner"],
iframe[src*="BET365"],
iframe[src*="/click"],
iframe[src*="?click"],
iframe[src*="googlesyndication"],
iframe[src*="promos"],
iframe[name="bsadframe"],
iframe[id="adFrame"],
iframe[id="splashFrame"],
img[src*="/ad-"],
img[src*="/ad."],
img[src*="/ad/"],
img[src*="/ad_"],
img[src*="/ads"],
img[src*="/adv"],
img[src*="/adx"],
img[src*=".ad"],
img[src*="_ad_"],
img[src*="/click"],
img[src*="?click"],
img[src*="Editorial_Promos"],
img[src*="/toms_skyscraper_"],
img[src$="images/logos/amazon_international.gif"],
img[src*="freshmeat.net/button.gif"],
img[src*="pic.geocities.com/images/"],
img[src*="i.imdb.com/Vpics/"],
img[src*="i.imdb.com/Photos/CMSIcons"],
img[src*="i.imdb.com/Icons/apix/"],
img[src*="i.imdb.com/Icons/kpix/"],
img[src*="i.imdb.com/apix/"],
img[src*="sportsbybrooks.com/farkbutton.gif"],
img[alt*="advert"],
img[alt*="Click Here To Visit Our Sponsor"],
img[alt*="Sponsored Links"],
img[name="fixedSpImg"],
a:link[href*="/ad-"] img,
a:link[href*="/ad."] img,
a:link[href*="/ad/"] img,
a:link[href*="/ad_"] img,
a:link[href*="/ads"] img,
a:link[href*="/adv"] img,
a:link[href*="/adx"] img,
a:link[href*=".ad"] img,
a:link[href*="/banner"] img,
a:link[href*="/click.cgi"] img,
a:link[href*="/clickcgi?"] img,
a:link[href*="/clickover"] img,
a:link[href*="/clickthr"] img,
a:link[href*="/click-"] img,
a:link[href*="=click"] img,
a:link[href*="?click"] img,
a:link[href*="/A="] img,
table table table[width="346"][height="280"],
table[class="metatable"],
table[id="RefAd"],
table[cellspacing="0"][width="160"][height="329"][bgcolor="#000000"],
table[cellpadding="5"][width="150"][style="border: 1px dashed rgb(221, 170, 170); background-color: rgb(236, 248, 255);"],
table[border="0"][height="600"][width="120"],
table[height="90"][cellspacing="0"][cellpadding="0"][width="728"][border="0"],
table[border="0"][cellpadding="3"][cellspacing="0"][height="40"][width="100%"],
table[border="0"][cellpadding="0"][cellspacing="4"][align="right"][width="20%"],
table[border="2"] td[valign="top"][bgcolor="#ffffff"] table[width="138"],
table[border="0"][cellpadding="1"][cellspacing="0"][width="626"][bgcolor="#6699cc"],
table[bordercolor="red"][height="225"][cellspacing="0"][cellpadding="0"][width="190"][bgcolor="white"][border="0"],
table[width="336"][border="0"][cellspacing="0"][cellpadding="0"][align="right"][style="margin-left: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"],
table[width="770"][border="0"] tr[valign="top"]
td[width="160"],
td[class="cnnNavAd"],
td[class="RHBarBody"],
td[class="sl-table"],
td[style="border-bottom: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); padding: 7px 3px; background-color: rgb(255, 254, 249);"],
td span[class="aoltextad"],
form[name="frmLargeForm"],
form[action*="click_lx.cgi"],
form[action^="http://rd.yahoo.com/"],
form[action=""][name$="SoapCity"],
form[action=""][name^="728x90"],
form[action=""][name^="300x250"],
form[method="get"][action*="martindale"][name="MDH"],
embed[type="application/x-shockwave-flash"][src*="_Banner"],
embed[type="application/x-shockwave-flash"][src*="/ad"],
embed[type="application/x-shockwave-flash"][href*="/ad"],
embed[type="application/x-shockwave-flash"][src*=".ad"],
embed[type="application/x-shockwave-flash"][href*=".ad"],
embed[type="application/x-shockwave-flash"][src*="?click"],
embed[type="application/x-shockwave-flash"][href*="?click"],
embed[type="application/x-shockwave-flash"][src*="/click"],
embed[type="application/x-shockwave-flash"][href*="/click"],
embed[type="application/x-shockwave-flash"][href*="promos"],
embed[type="application/x-shockwave-flash"][href*="=click"],
embed[type="application/x-shockwave-flash"][href*="redirect"],
embed[type="application/x-shockwave-flash"][href*="/A="],
embed[type="application/x-shockwave-flash"][name*="advert"],
embed[type="application/x-shockwave-flash"][name*="banner"],
embed[type="application/x-shockwave-flash"][width="728"][height="90"],
embed[type="application/x-shockwave-flash"][width="468"][height="60"],
embed[type="application/x-shockwave-flash"][width="467"][height="63"],
div[id="adstrip"],
div[id*="advert"],
div[id="dropin"],
div[id="dwindow"],
div[id="dcv_EchangeLay"],
div[id="mntl"],
div[id*="popup"],
div[id="quack"],
div[id="splashLayer"],
div[id*="sponsor"],
div[id="yschsec"],
div[class="ovt"],
div#contextualLinks,
div[style="border: 1px solid rgb(221, 221, 221); padding: 5px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"],
object[id="widgeth"],
*[class="ad"],
*[class*="eSext"],
*[name*="klipad"],
*[style*="/ads/"],
*[id*="popover_"],
*[src*="120x80"],
*[src*="140x"],
*[src*="?ad"],
*[src*="-ad-"],
*[src*="/adimage"],
*[src*="/adimg"],
*[src*="advert"],
*[src*="=click"],
*[src*="banners."],
*[src*="banner_ads"],
*[src*="/images/dinkus/more-arrow-lo.gif"],
*[src*="/javaImages/ec/"],
*[src*="/offer"],
*[src*="/puffboxes/"],
*[src*="/sponsors/"],
*[src*="_sponsor_"],
*[src*="/us.yimg.com/a/ya"],
*[src*=".adbutler.de"],
*[src*=".nedstatbasic.net"],
*[src*=".tradedoubler.com"],
*[src*=".travelocity./Sponsor_gifs/"],
*[src*="a.consumer.net"],
*[src*="bannermania.nom.pl"],
*[src*="cash4banner.com"],
*[src*="crazypopups.com"],
*[src*="hit-now.com"],
*[src*="hitbox.com"],
*[src*="img.thebugs.ws"],
*[src*="kinghost.com/ban/"],
*[src*="klipmart"],
*[src*="popupad.net/ats/"],
*[src*="public"][src*="ad"],
*[src*="/publicidad/"],
*[src*="qkimg.net"],
*[src*="qksrv.net"],
*[src*="rcm-images.amazon.com"],
*[src*="rcm.amazon.com"],
*[src*="salon.com/Creatives"],
*[src*="sexcounter."],
*[src*="sideads/"],
*[src*="statse.webtrendslive.com"],
*[href*="logging.to"],
*[href*="/referral/"],
*[href*="tryaol"],
*[href*="websponsors"],
*[src*="banman.asp"],
*[href*="banman.asp"],
*[src*="bannerman"],
*[href*="bannerman"],
*[src*="?banner"],
*[href*="?banner"],
*[src*="/banner/"],
*[href*="/banner/"],
*[src*="/jump/"],
*[href*="/jump/"],
*[src*="adfarm"],
*[href*="adfarm"],
*[src*="advertising.com"],
*[href*="advertising.com"],
*[src*="ar.atwola.com"],
*[href*="ar.atwola.com"],
*[src*="atdmt.com"],
*[href*="atdmt.com"],
*[src*="bluestreak.com"],
*[href*="bluestreak.com"],
*[src*="clickxchange.com"],
*[href*="clickxchange.com"],
*[src*="doubleclick"],
*[href*="doubleclick"],
*[src*="falkag.net"],
*[href*="falkag.net"],
*[src*="fastclick.com"],
*[href*="fastclick.com"],
*[src*="mediaplex"],
*[href*="mediaplex"],
*[src*="netdirect.nl"],
*[href*="netdirect.nl"],
*[src*="spinbox."],
*[href*="spinbox."],
*[src*="tradedoubler.com"],
*[href*="tradedoubler.com"],
*[src*="transfer.go"],
*[href*="transfer.go"],
*[src*=".tribalfusion"],
*[href*=".tribalfusion"],
*[src*="valueclick"],
*[href*="valueclick"],
*[src*="http://216.92.211.171/"],
*[href*="http://216.92.211.171/"],
*[src*="http://216.92.21.16/"],
*[href*="http://216.92.21.16/"] {
        display: none !important;
}

img[src*=".advance"],
img[src*="/click_"],
img[src*="/cnn/images/clickability/"],
img[src*="/logo2.m"],
img[src$="/banners/com000.jpg"],
a:link[href*=".add"] img,
a:link[href*="admin"] img,
a:link[href*="adobe"] img,
a:link[href*=".adp"] img,
a:link[href*="/advance"] img,
a:link[href*="click.mp3"] img,
a:link[href*="/imgres?imgurl="] img,
a:link[href*=":head"] img,
a:link[href*="http://nettracker."] img,
embed[type="application/x-shockwave-flash"][src*="gallery"] {
        display: inline !important;
} 
Then, go into Safari > Preferences > Advanced and select the Style Sheet from the drop down menu. Now, the majority of ads are blocked in Safari! Be warned though...many sites use GoogleAds or some other service to support their site through users clicking on ads. This defeats that support.

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