The loyal community of gamers that frequents Break Media’s gaming-focused
Web property has been treated to a surprise—a new homepage. The homepage is the first phase of a site-wide redesign that will introduce a number of enhancements that will contribute to a more cohesive user experience that is responsive to screen resolution and translates to browsers on both Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS platforms as well.
The homepage has undergone a refresh of content with a greater emphasis being placed on highlighting top stories in addition to most-demanded files, as Game Front’s editorial staff and contributing industry experts, will produce more original content exclusive to the site. This new emphasis begins with the homepage but will be rolling out site-wide as other pages are redesigned in subsequent phases.
Additionally, the header has been streamlined down to only a few buttons to enable users to drill down to their desired content more intuitively. Not only does this improve functionality, it offers a cleaner, more aesthetic interface.
Other new element added to the homepage is a “Community” module above the fold, which highlights top comments from users; forum discussion threads, which appear at the bottom of the page and encourage users to interact; and a “Must Have Files” feed, which displays the week’s top gaming files, including maps mods and demos.
Game Front has built a strong heritage with the PC gaming community and will continue to be the top resource for that community but is incorporating elements that will appeal to console gamers as well. Covering both gives Break Media a property that forms an inroad to the gaming market, which one analyst firm has projected to reach $70 billion by 2015.
Stay tuned for more updates as the rest of the site redesign rolls out!