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First Pitch: How to Navigate the New Pirates Prospects Site

First Pitch: How to Navigate the New Pirates Prospects Site

For the first time in over two years, Pirates Prospects has a new look. We produce a ton of content, posting anywhere from 6-10 or more articles and updates on an average day. One of the downsides to this is that it can be easy for content to be lost in the fold. A trade that happens Monday morning is going to be buried on the site by Tuesday morning. So when I was looking for a new design, I wanted to find a look that:

**Allowed us to feature the biggest stories in a prominent place at the top of the site, and give those stories a longer shelf life.

**Had plenty of room for categories, allowing readers to find the section they want, and find the latest articles in that section.

**Traditional blog navigation options, like a list of the most recent posts.

**A better page for each category.

I went with the current theme, as I felt it provided the best mix of the above, plus some other great features. Since we've had the old theme for a little over two years, it might take ...

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