SB Nation United - big changes coming to Block U

If you'll think back a couple weeks ago, you'll probably remember I unveiled the new Block U logo and hinted at some bigger things to come. Well, they're coming. I don't know the specific date, but this update, this change, will take place sometime soon and I just wanted to give all you loyal readers a heads up because this is going to be a pretty dramatic update to the site.

Now, this isn't the first time Block U has changed looks. If you've been following the site since its launch in 2006, you'll remember that it's actually gone through a couple of updates over the years - the latest happening in 2008 (I believe). Those were pretty major updates, but I don't think at the level we're about to experience with this new one. This new one is going to radically change the look of the site and I think, even though you might be intimidated by the changes at first, in a good way.

After the jump, you can see screenshots and experience the look first hand. I know change is hard to accept at times, and your initial reaction might not be to like what is happening here, but I promise we'll work through this together. We'll be all right. I know it. I believe we'll all really love this change once it happens and we're used to it.

First thing first, though, here are some things to know:

  • 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.

Finally, the updated look:

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So, this is the future. I think you'll like it when we roll things out soon. As with everything, I'm sure it'll take time to get used to - but in the end, it's going to be an improvement and hopefully you stick through it!

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