A lot of studies have shown that when a person joins Facebook or Twitter, he/she the first thing that they tend to do is to Like and Follow the sport teams that they have been following. Everyone needs all the information about their team at one go. Sports websites have been gathering a lot following now a days. With this, the headache for the designers have also increased exponentially. Today, designers are expected to provide everything on the wesbite. They need the league table, upcoming matches, top news, news feed from FB and Twitter, Previous results and sponsor details all on the home page. Thus, the designer needs to look at every detail of the website very minutely. The navigation needs to be very simple and understandable.
These are the really(most) important people. Highlighting them is really important. You need to specify the details on the home by having an image of all the sponsors of the team. The main sponsor can be highlighted on the header section
Sports photography is growing leaps and bounds. The same trend is followed in the website design. Playing with large pictures is very important. Most of the leading sports websites use the pictures of their star players as the background image of the website. I have seen a few sites showcasing team photograph on their backgrounds.
Highlighting the official colors of the team on the website is important. All the sites keep the official color as the base and then use white or black color as supporting color.
Almost all the sites today have a dedicated news area on their websites to give the latest news to the readers. The news also have social sharing embedded into them to make it reach a larger audience.
Social Network Updates
Nowadays, sports websites have starting putting the news feeds of Facebook and Twitter right on the homepage to increase the interactivity with the fans.
In this post we are publishing Showcase of Fantastic and Beautiful Sports Websites for your Inspiration. Hope this helps designers around the globe to get hang of how a sport website is built.
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