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Stupid Usability #37

ESPN - When will you understand?

Written By: High Monkey
Posted: 3/24/2014

From the mind of Terri Ebert, Graphic Designer at High Monkey:

When I visit ESPN’s website, it’s usually to READ an article. Yes, sometimes I do come to watch a video. But, when I’m there to watch a video, I’d like to start the video on my own terms – NOT there’s. The other day, I clicked on an article (to read) and a video started.



Of course, the video was hidden, so it took a while to stop it. I read the article and found another one to read so I clicked on the link. I bet you can guess what happened when I did. ANOTHER VIDEO STARTED.



I couldn’t find where it was coming from. I eventually found it, but was too frustrated about the video, I forgot about reading my article.

So please ESPN, keep all your videos in the same spot on every page and let me click play so I can control when it starts and stops. Thank you.
 

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