SB Nation has undergone a new massive transition to be more modern and stylish. The new magazine look adds some pop as compared to our old format, which was beginning to look a bit out of date. Let me introduce you to some of the new stuff.
So, are you confused about the new layout? Don't be. It looks a bit overwhelming, but it's really easy once you get the hang of it.
The big pictures at the top are called the cover and will likely be bigger stories that need to be pinned at the top so everyone gets a chance to read them. Right now it's in the 3-story format, but any point we could change it to a 4 or even 5 story layout. For the moment we using the 3-story format with a feature editorial on the left and two either new or pertinent stories on the right. Reader recommended fanposts can be placed in these positions as well.
The "river" is just the new flow of stories that populate underneath the cover. It's just like the old method of the website, but it looks better. The stories will be in reverse chronological order like before, with some minor exceptions.
You see that block that says "FILM ROOM" and has the "3 Stories" mark? That's a hub, one of the new features under United. Essentially, that is another page unto itself on Cat Scratch Reader. The FILM ROOM hub in particular will feature all of the film breakdown reviews that we do here. The most recent one will be on the top, followed by all the rest. If you click on it, it will take you to the hub containing all of the film breakdown stories.
See, it's simple. I hope you enjoy the new layout and the new mobile format, which I think is fantastic. Once the network has a chance to breathe and catchup, the sites around the SB Nation network should also load significantly faster than before.