A few months ago, I wrote about the new Coles online supermarket experience and how it compared with the Woolworths platform. My biggest gripe was how both retail giants bombarded users with promo content. As an exercise to learn how Chrome extensions were developed one Sunday afternoon, I created Supermarket AdBlocker.

 

Hide irrelevant promotional content

The browser extension removes unwanted promo and irrelevant content to slightly improve the user experience for both retail sites. The extension simply applies additional CSS to the stylesheets that remove or modify the display of items in the store to ensure the focus is kept on your grocery shopping. It imitates how an ad-blocker cleans up an interface, although the removed elements still appear in the DOM.

You can download the extension on the Chrome Web Store.