Designing a sports website is no cakewalk and highly experienced web designers should be employed for the process. Sports lovers are more inclined towards and updated and carefully managed website rather than the one with age old news and ineffective design. In the exciting world of sports, everything can change within a second. This fact is more experienced and acknowledged by football lovers who knows that anything can happen in any moment. That is why your sports site should essentially meet the following criteria:
– Mobile responsiveness is must- A mobile responsive design is absolutely indispensable to any sports related website. As it is Google have announced its preference for mobile-friendly sites and designers all over the world are working hard to comply with this. But only being mobile friendly will not do for your sports site. It should be jet fast in loading speed irrespective of the kind of device that is being used. This will enable users to pick up relevant information like live scores and sports stats as, when and wherever they please.
– Using a multitude of font colors is a big no-no – Yes, some sports websites I have come across try to make their content attractive by using a myriad of font colors and styles but this is a huge mistake on the part of the designers. You should make your content readable with relaxed eyes. Why the users have to strain their eyes to read your content? They will automatically leave your site and go to your competitors’ sites for a clearer and more comprehensive display. Hence, it is unwise to use multiple font colors on your sports website. Dark fonts on a lighter background is the best way you can present your sports content.
– Completely updated content- Yes, this is the most essential quality that your audience are going to rank you on. They will see whether you are the first one among your peers to update the live scores or push old content lower on your web pages, thus making space for fresh ones. Maintaining a sports website requires immense skills and you have to prove your worth and keep up the good performance consistently. Hence, make sure you have proper resources before you plunge into it. If you don’t then it is better to ask for it instead of suffering later.
– Easy navigation- Navigation is a crucial element of any kind of webs design and sports websites are no exception to this rule.on the contrary, they need to employ top-of-the-market strategies to enhance user experience. If the users cannot find what they are looking for, they won’t even take a microsecond (of course depending on the speed of broadband) to bounce off. Make everything easily available to them. Try and save their time as much as possible. Come on. They have a live match to catch.
The above mentioned features are some of the basic requirements of a sports website. There are other areas that calls your attention as well like the installation of attractive sports widgets showing live scores and football data, mini videos showing live matches, text commentaries and live sports stats if possible.
These are some of the key elements that can help your website to stand out from the rest. Everything depends on how you are ready for your visitors to have an enhanced experience on your site. Be it content, widgets or live commentaries, you should make sure your website has all the tools ready to bind even the most causal visitors. Football lovers are crazy people. They prefer everything perfectly arranged and well organized. It is wise to keep in mind that many of are missing on a live match for work or other personal/professional reasons. Your website should be able to compensate for it. Otherwise there is no point investing in something that may not get you the results you deserve.