Many of you sports junkies are going to be in for a surprise in the near future when you visit the World Wide Leader’s world wide web page. ESPN.com will soon be launching its first redesign in over five years, with an aim toward making the website more mobile-friendly and responsive.
As you can see from the image above that Mashable passed along, ESPN’s new site features a white background that makes graphics pop more than the old red backdrop and border. You can see a comparison between the new (left) and old (right) designs below.
Ryan Spoon, ESPN’s senior vice president of digital product management, told Mashable that one of the goals with the new makeover is to provide a similar look over multiple devices and screen sizes while also making ESPN’s main web page look more like its apps.
“We aimed to create a cohesive aesthetic and experience across the new ESPN.com and our native applications like SportsCenter and Fantasy Football,” Spoon said. “Over time, you will hopefully notice that our site and our applications feel connected and familiar.”
Here’s a comparison between the new (left) and old (right) mobile layouts.
Most users don’t like change, but I think this is a good one for ESPN.com. The new site looks a lot cleaner.