Yellow Jackets Unveil New-Look Athletics Website
Thursday, January 26, 2012 | by Seth Mikel

DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College Sports Information Department, in partnership with Streamline Technologies, officially launched a redesigned online home for the Yellow Jackets on Thursday, with the aim of further increasing DC’s ability to showcase the student-athletes of its 22 varsity athletic programs.

The most noticeable difference to the new DefianceAthletics.com is the graphical redesign, as an effort was made to incorporate a greater variety of photos, while creating a more fluid look. Another significant change can be found in the main navigational setup, which was moved to the top to create a wider page that could display more content and keep all of the favorite features from the previous version of the site.

The upgrades extend well beyond the aesthetics of the site however, as videos can now be played straight from the headlines and at-a-glance box scores are available within the game recaps. A greater social media presence on the site includes built-in YouTube, Twitter and Facebook feeds that combine with a brand new fan poll to create a much more interactive experience for readers.

Other features include completely revamped news, roster, bio and schedule pages, a new corporate partners page, a composite events calendar, rolling banners for promotional events, a scrolling scoreboard in the header of the site and improved hosting capabilities for DC’s brand new online photo store and expanding Yellow Jacket Sports Network.

Yellow Jacket fans will also be able to follow DC athletics better on their mobile devices with the launching of a brand new mobile version of DefianceAthletics.com. The mobile site is programmed to come up automatically on smart phones and tablet devices and can also be accessed through a link at the lower right corner of the site.