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ESPN overhauling its web site

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by 2muchcoffeeman, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    About damned time, too. Formal intro 05 Jan 2009.

    Supposedly a cleaner home page and more customizable.

  2. bp6316

    bp6316 Member

    I've been messing with the beta version the last week or so and so far it's OK. I prefer the current layout myself, but for what they're trying to transition to, the new one makes more sense.
  3. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Hopefully this ia accessible for all, I got an e-mail about it last week.

  4. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Much better than the old one.
  5. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    Looks like Yahoo.
  6. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Which I prefer over ESPN's current too-complicated layout.
  7. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    A guy I know said it's already changed on his computer, and he's not an Insider subscriber.
  8. MartinEnigmatica

    MartinEnigmatica Active Member

    It looks from the beta version like they've removed the automatic video applet...which is a wise decision.
  9. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    There is so much information on their site, trying to cram everything onto one page is a mistake.

    Their front page should look like Google with small links to navigate you to the sport or feature you want. No way should MMA share a screen with horse racing for example.
  10. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    I get the beta now when I type espn.com into the address bar. I suspect once you visit it, that becomes your default unless you tell it not to use the beta.

    @Martin: Absolutely agree on the push video. Office workers across the globe will be thankful they can read ESPN.com at work without SportsCenter suddenly blaring from their computer speakers.
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 1, 2015
  11. FuturaBold

    FuturaBold Member

    I'm using beta, and the "forced" video is still there on the college basketball main page ...

    i wouldn't exactly call this an overhaul but it does look cleaner overall...
  12. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Active Member

    One question:

    Scoop or no Scoop?

    If the former, I'll wait for the next upgrade.
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