Yahoo Sports website redesign has users in an uproar

By ChatSports Staff | Aug 28, 2013

Yahoo Sports has been either #1 or #2 most trafficked sports website in America for years, battling ESPN each month for web supremacy. Yahoo has been able to use its popular homepage, robust fantasy sports and award-winning investigative sports journalism team to attract more than 40 million US visitors a month.

And today, they seemingly made every one of those 40 million users incredibly mad, if you follow the comments on the Yahoo Sports Facebook page or the Yahoo User Voices feedback page or Twitter.

The overhaul has quite a few changes that are very noticeable with some being great, others not.

The top left of the page is geo-located, asking you to create an account with the local sports teams. When signing in (or creating an account) you can customize the team in a simple manner. Also, Yahoo has used modern design techniques by adding a fixed header and fixed column on the left. Additionally, Yahoo has built the site with responsive design in mind, meaning users get a consistent experience across desktop, laptop, tablet and mobile.

Now for the bad… it seems like Yahoo tried to emulate Apple’s ‘flat design’ iOS 7 style – transparent boxes, big background photo and text on images, with little regard for readability. So, make up your mind for yourself, but here a small sample of the user fallout:

From Yahoo Sports Facebook page

From Yahoo User Voice feedback page



From Twitter

 

Unfortunately, we could not uncover 1 single positive tweet regarding the new design.

Other interesting reading: A true social Sports Page



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