VP of Content
FanSided Launches New Home Page, Expands Coverage To Entertainment And Lifestyle
Brooklyn, NY – FanSided released a new web design for its home page last week that executives are hoping will enrich user experience, while spotlighting the network’s extensive coverage of sports, entertainment and male lifestyle.
“We see this as just the next step in our evolution as a go-to source for sports fans looking for fun, edgy, fan-driven content about their favorite teams,” said FanSided VP of Content, Patrick Allen. “We believe that being a fan isn’t just limited to sports. With the incredible popularity of shows like Game of Thrones, the new FanSided.com becomes a place where a Yankees fan can get injury news on CC Sabathia and Robb Stark at the same time and, while he’s at it, learn how to order a drink like James Bond.”
The new site features infinite scroll as well as a user-friendly, responsive interface that puts the focus on the content. Designed to be an immersive experience for the user, readers will no longer have to hit the back button on their browsers while visiting FanSided.com. Once inside an article, the front page regenerates at the bottom of the comments field, allowing the reader to continue browsing the site’s rich content. Finally, the site includes a sidebar that features the latest headlines from FanSided’s army of sports team blogs, spanning all four major US professional sports leagues, most major college athletic programs, combat sports, motorsports, golf and soccer. These sites, each with it’s own dedicated editor and staff, provides fans with the kind of opinionated, passionate, non-stop coverage they can’t get from larger mainstream media outlets.
“We’re really excited to begin this new era on FanSided.com. We’re already seeing an extremely positive reaction from our readers. We hope our expanded coverage will bring even more fans into our network to experience all of the terrific content our FanSiders have to offer,” said FanSided CEO, Adam Best.
“There truly is something for everyone on FanSided. Whatever you’re a fan of — sports, television, movies, music, video games or pop culture — we’ve got you covered.”
Founded in April of 2007 by brothers Adam and Zach Best, the FanSided Network consists of 240+ sports blogs, powered by passionate fans that are dedicated to providing instantaneous news and opinions to the network’s millions of readers. In January, FanSided launched both a customizable daily email newsletter “FanSided Daily” which has garnered 25K subscribers. In February, FanSided launched a new iOS app with over 22K downloads to date.
FanSided Directory (http://fansided.com/network/)
FanSided Newsletter Signup (http://fansided.com/customizable-daily-sports-email-newsletter/)
FanSided iOS App (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fansided-sports/id553311886?mt=8)