Fresh Orange: Syracuse University Student Newspaper Sports Redesigned Website

The Daily Orange is at last in control of its own online destiny.  At the start of fall semester, the Syracuse University student newspaper unveiled a website free from “the order imposed by College Publisher . . . their CMS, ad network, and host.”

The new design specs are professional, clutter-free, and white-black-and-gray-hued (of course with specs of SU orange).  My favorite new elements: the scrollable photo slideshows embedded within some of the main story pages; the separate photo galleries featuring images in all their gigantic high-res glory [one example here]; and the removable sidebar option that allows all featured stories to appear larger and center screen.

According to editor-in-chief Mark Cooper, the Daily Orange redesign was handled by Upstatement, “a firm out of Boston directed by a few SU (and DO) alums.”  A related post on the Upstatement site lays out a variety of digital looks adopted by the Orange over the years, including the late-’90s design below.

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