I received an email last night from a colleague regarding his recent visit to the Fubra site using the Firefox web browser. In his email
Matt Wardy pointed out that he could not see the central image on the homepage relating to advertising.
Whilst digging around for a reason he found that there was an inline style of “display: none;” applied to the image although no inline style was visible in the source code, which asked the question of where was it coming from?
In this case it was found to be that AdBlock was installed, so by either disabling the AdBlock add-on or whitelisting the Fubra site and hitting refresh, all image problems appeared to have been resolved – for now.
A quick solution was applied for anyone visiting the site with AdBlock enabled in order to avoid the hiding of imagery.
For now I’ve renamed the images and it seems to have solved the problem.
I found it very interesting that the AdBlock extension would automatically block localised images simple because they contained the phrase ‘advertising’.
It seems to me that the add-on may be acting a little greedy here and should maybe only exclude images from third party websites containing this phrase or similar phrases if any.
After all, adverts are usually put in place for a reason and in a lot of cases without them it’s unlikely that the site would be there at all.