A few weeks ago I posted about the changes that will be coming to BTB. I showed the new logo and teased that big things were going on behind the scenes. Well, the day is very near when BTB will look totally different. It's going to have all the stuff you've become used to, only displayed in a new and exciting way. Plus, there will be cool features that the front-page guys can use to post even better Cowboys material. It's a big leap forward for BTB and SB Nation. We call it SB Nation United. (Screenshots after the jump).
Change is sometimes feared or loathed. We all have our routines. In this case, I think the change is good. BTB has looked the same for years, and though we've added things over time, it needed a face-lift. And it needed some powerful new tools for the writers. I'm very excited about it, and I can tell you the other writers have been playing around with a beta version, and they love it, too.
Benefits of our new SB Nation United platform:
- SB Nation United is going to make our sites load faster and run better meaning you can get to the content you want faster.
- SB Nation United is going to make sure that you're seeing the best and brightest content up front with our flexible layout, modern design and reduction of clutter.
- SB Nation United is going to make the experience on our sites run seamlessly from every platform, whether mobile, tablet or computer. No matter where you are, the experience will not change.
- SB Nation United will not take away or change any of the community elements you love like FanPosts and FanShots and GameThreads.
So very soon, you'll wake up one morning and BTB will look totally different. Don't panic! All will be well, just look around, try out the new layout, and soon you'll have forgotten what the old site even looked like. We'll be around to help you figure it all out, and we'll have some tutorial items that will make the transition smooth.
I'm very excited about our future at BTB! I hope you will be, too.
Make the jump to see some screenshots (not of BTB), but of some SB Nation sites that will show you how it will look.
Below is an example of the new cover that will be at the top of the page. We can customize it, and we can keep important stories pinned to the top. All of best or newest stuff will be found here.
Same as above, but only three stories at the top.
A different layout but still three top stories.
Four stories at the top.
The latest FanPosts and FanShots still live on the front-page, but they have their own pages, too.
We'll be introducing StoryStreams, which are updated timelines of important stories.