The LeagueofLegends.com beta has come to a close, and the new site’s officially live!
A lot’s changed since the last site update back in Season 1, so we wanted to build a new site to support the wider range of content we’re releasing these days. The old website also had a few quirks that made it tough to find content, so we wanted more streamlined navigation that pushed community interaction.
Here’s what you can expect from some of the more major changes.
On light news days, between three and five League of Legends news posts hit the website, which can make it really hard to locate anything after it falls off the front page. Since a huge portion of you view the news each day (all with different interests) we want to make sure you’re finding the content you want to view. For this reason, we switched to a clearer, visual way to access news, along with new methods for finding older articles.
The old site’s nav had a ton of stuff competing to grab your attention, which made it pretty hard to spot what you were looking for. In the new layout we cleaned up the nav to prioritize news, game info, community content and competitive events. Articles also came in all different shapes, sizes and formats, many of which didn’t really support their content. The new site is designed to feature articles backed up by vibrant art and videos.
The community portal’s a prime example of something that was pretty hard to find in the old design. Since players like you are the lifeblood of League of Legends, we’d like the new site to give you even more ways to interact with one another. In addition to a forum skin that matches the new design, we’ve added community content and programs to the main nav. You can also start discussions on the front page by commenting directly on news posts and articles. Whether you want to check out the awesome player-made stuff, or participate in some cool community activities, we hope you’ll find it easier to connect with your fellow summoners.
Keep the feedback coming
We know the new layout might be disorienting at first, but over time we think you’ll find the new design supports a broader range of content. Thanks to all the summoners who pitched in during beta with comments and bug reports. We want to know how we can continue to improve your experience, so keep the feedback coming.