February 23, 2003 at 8:44 AM
ESPN.com has been redesigned using CSS for layout. Many comments have already been made at Jeffrey Zeldman Presents, Signal Vs. Noise, What Do I Know, and WebWord. Some concerns have been raised about the content on their browser upgrade page. The funny thing is that no one has commented on the more critical issues of what ESPN.com did wrong that could be easily corrected.
Don't get me wrong, I think ESPN.com is a huge step forward, but I think they should do some more aggressive testing before they call it a day. Ultimately these older browsers should see a page that looks plain and un-styled, simply text with hyperlinks and minimal layout in order for the user to still have access to the information and for the site to still be functional. It's not like it can't be done, Wired.com was able to do it successfully.