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ESPN.com Launching Site Redesign With Mobile-First Approach

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 16 / 14

ESPN.com is launching its "first major redesign in more than five years, freshening up one of the most popular online sports destinations." The new site "has been built with a mobile-first mentality, centered around three pillars." Mobile visitors will see a "single column headed by three main topic...

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