GameSpot Stylesheets not loading! Help! Panic!

#1 Posted by omNOMinator (17 posts) -

Stylesheets aren't loading on Gamespot for me, using Google Chrome 35 (without faults on other websites). I've cleared my cache and all local data.

This is a server issue I think. It's quite hard even posting here! (see screenshot)

http://i.imgur.com/9DzgVLS.png

#2 Posted by nobledragoon (2 posts) -

Yeah - the css doesn't work in Firefox 30 either - haven't been able to view the site all day in Firefox. Works fine in Chrome though.

#3 Posted by BldgIrsh (2683 posts) -

Been getting on Firefox and Chrome. As well on my phone. (That's been fixed.)

#4 Posted by RobotOpBuddy (65101 posts) -

I've noticed issues getting them to load recently as well - once they've loaded once the site appears to work fine altogether though and just repeatedly pressing the 2 A links will eventually get them to load as well (alternatively, repeatedly refreshing the applicable links below until the text shows may help, but that's no faster than just clicking the A buttons in practice). That's likely due to the browser caching them and then no longer having to load it from the server, suggesting that there's a frequent intermittent issue with the server sending the CSS data.

Here's the current CSS links (from this page, should be the same site wide though):

Dark theme CSS: http://static1.gamespot.com/bundles/gamespotsite/css/gamespot_black-87ca38ac93d4c0609833f9ed4127f1b4.css

Dark theme WYSIWYG CSS: http://static4.gamespot.com/bundles/gamespotsite/css/wysiwyg_black-87ca38ac93d4c0609833f9ed4127f1b4.css

Light theme CSS: http://static1.gamespot.com/bundles/gamespotsite/css/gamespot_white-87ca38ac93d4c0609833f9ed4127f1b4.css

Dark theme WYSIWYG CSS: http://static4.gamespot.com/bundles/gamespotsite/css/wysiwyg_white-87ca38ac93d4c0609833f9ed4127f1b4.css

These links should display as just long lists of text, but if they load correctly then just loading the relevant CSS page should be enough for the CSS to start working correctly across the site. There's a few other IE-specific CSS links in the source as well, but they're essentially just splitting the main theme CSS into 2 parts each and will have no direct effect on chrome/firefox.

#5 Posted by DigitalDame (4062 posts) -

@omNOMinator: Thank you so much for including a screen shot. I'll be sure to send this over to the developers straight away.

#6 Posted by DigitalDame (4062 posts) -

Some users have had success with deleting all of their cache, cookies, history, local files, etc.