I need some evangelist help to fix up ESPN's pages. The layout is disrupted to the point of non-readability. I've contacted them numerous times, and they've replied with "we are fixing it" numerous times. The homepage (http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/index) displays fine, but the indivisual team pages are where problems arise.
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Interestingly, I see this issue on my Win2k machine at work, for all versions > 0.9.8. My home Win2k machine doesn't have this issue. Is there some setting to force a stylesheet, or perhaps a java version issue?
I suggest that some or all of the following bugs are marked as dupes of this one: 146860 espn.com - solution (browser detection...) 149068 Bad text layout on espn 140567 espn.com - changing visibility doesn't work 136187 espn.com: Rendering issue 130076 Mail freezes when displaying message from ESPN 99161 go.com - Table Layout Shown Incorrectly at ESPN Message B... 152034 Layout of ESPN Soccer page is not good - lines are overla... 154023 Crash when voting on espn.go.com [@ nsPluginInstanceOwner...
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doesn't appear to be in "The Americas" component. I am dealing with ESPN today, so will reassign.
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These issues are all related however I wish to point to the individual bugs when I contact them. Please do not dupe.
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My problem isn't really on the MLB page, but the main page that opens when you visit espn.com. My layout problems occur because of the new advertisement style that espn is incorporating. The ad on the top frame is initially a large flash image, and it gradually decreases after 5 seconds or so that the page is open. When this decrease occurs, the site is impossible to navigate.
What issues are you seeing on the ESPN page which prevent it from being usable? It works for me in a 2003 05 09 08 win2k build. Although they have an IE5+/Flash only ESPNMotion thing.
When ESPN.com's main page loads, i have a few seconds to click something and have it work. As soon as the embedded ad at the top of the page "bounces", no mouse clicks work inside the page anymore. The only way i can interact with the document is to use the bookmarklet i posted (sorry i put those HTML tags around it) -- it removes anything within <embed> tags on a page. I'm using an April 28 build under Linux.
Mike, that is probably a product bug under Linux. Can you file a bug on that and cc me?
I am having the same problem as Mike and I am using Windows XP. With Mike's help, I have used the bookmarklet to disable the embedded flash in the espn.com main page. I am using the latest stable release, build 20030425.
It's not Linux specific - I have the same problem on Win2k, Mozilla 1.4b (2003050714). It happens every time they do the moving ad at the top.
Please see the original description for the original problem as described. I reported this over a year ago and it's still broken. The problem is with the individual team pages (eg: http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/clubhouse?team=los), not the home page or any new banner ads, and if these new banner ads are causing problems, perhaps they need a seperate evang bug filed.
The problem of the links on the ESPN homepage not functioning after the annoying FLASH animation bounces away can also be solved by resizing the window, even by the smallest amount This works on Win2k. While this problem is also evident on Linux, I have not tried the resizing solution on Linux. Another symptom of the problem is that after the page stops functioning, you can't move the window by left-clicking the titlebar. However, after a resize, all functionality is restored.
They seem to have fixed it for Mozilla
As of May 22, using Firebird on Linux (Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4b) Gecko/20030516 Mozilla Firebird/0.6) the problem still exists with the moving add on espn front page.
PLEASE READ the original Description! This bug is not about problems with the moving add on the ESPN frontpage.
It is my fault for bringing the moving "AD" issue to this bug. I have created a new bug that directly deals with this issue. Bug ID is 206760 so I'd appreciate if all of you with the moving ad lockup to leave comments on 206760.
tech evang june 2003 reorg
I was previously using the build from June 17, 2003 under Windows XP and espn.com rendered perfectly. I upgraded to 1.4RC2 and now it looks ugly again. I read here where it is the site's fault and I can understand that, but it worked for a couple of days and now doesn't work again so I'm a bit skeptical of that being the only thing wrong. I had major problems tonight with just the main http://espn.go.com/main.html URL. But I'm pretty sure it rendered fine in the previous nightly build just before I went to 1.4RC2.
Re: comment 27, espn.com's main page was FUBAR last night in nightly builds as well as 1.4RC2.
Sections of espn pages overlap or they are truncated.
reported issue by http://dynamic.espn.go.com/espn/bugs?url=http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/clubhouse?team=los
I've read through a number of the "espn" related bugs. However, what no one has mentioned in that Moz 1.4.x renders the ESPN Homepage http://espn.go.com (almost) correctly. It is readable. However, 1.5 and 1.6a do not render the page in any readable format. In fact, major sections of content are not loaded. I've tried changing the User Agent string to simulate different browsers but the behavior with 1.5 and 1.6 does not change. Correct me if I'm wrong, but, how can this be an ESPN issue when the behavior is not consistent with different Moz versions?
Well, if you'd read the original description of the bug, the problem is not with the HOMEPAGE, it displays fine. The problem is with deeper pages, for example, NHL team pages: http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/clubhouse?team=los They are completely borked, sometimes completely unreadable (Text flowing underneath images, etc).
Created attachment 140696 [details] Screencap of the problem I've attached a screencap showing Mozilla 1.7a's rendering of http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/clubhouse?team=los right alongsize IE6.0's rendering of the same page. ESPN is huge, and this is a highly visible (and embarassing) display problem that ESPN doesn't seem to want to fix. Gives Moz a bad name.
Created attachment 150533 [details] Screencap of Problem (Worse) Can someone hit up ESPN to have this fixed before the 1.7/0.9 blitz? It's gotten worse, pages are unreadable, this top100 will make Mozilla look bad to any potential converts.
This appears fixed in Firefox 0.9.1 Can someone confirm on the branch?
WFM on branch too -> Fixed.