You may have noticed that over the weekend, we flipped the switch on a new site design for Patriots Daily – our blog covering the New England Patriots.
The new design is much more modern, with more images and an easier to navigate interface. The site has also been uncluttered to a large degree, removing many of the items around the site that were just sort of taking up space. This should make the site load quicker. The comment section should be more user-friendly as well, and we’re taking advantage of the ability of the platform to do threaded comments, allowing you to reply directly to a specific comment.
The biggest change you’ll notice is that we can now “Feature” several key columns at the to of the page, rotating them on background images related to each post. Click on the image, and the complete column will load. Below that the rest of the posts are stacked, each with a thumbnail image, giving you an idea of what the post is about.
We give you multiple ways to get all of the content – on the site, via email with the sign up box in the upper right corner, via RSS, and via podcast.
With the NFL draft rapidly approaching, we wanted to get the new design up, and this is really only the first of several changes we’ve got planned this offseason. We’re still working on a plan for content, and would like to increase the posting that takes place on the site on daily basis, and make the site a true discussion destination for Patriots followers.