ABCNews.com Refresh: More Video, Easier Nav

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ABCNews.com has ditched the black, and gone with a white background as part of a refresh. Among some of the other improvements, easier navigation, including a iTunes-esque “Now Playing” series of ABC videos.

Video is more prominent overall and the center well of news headlines is paired with the ABC News blogs. And, of course, there’s the requisite celebrity picture/story: today, it’s Britney Spears‘ buying habits.

“We’re thrilled to provide our readers with some great improvements to ABCNEWS.com,” ABC News Digital SVP Paul Slavin tells WebNewser. “In this phase of our upgrades, we’ve simplified our navigation, made video front and center, improved our site search tool and created what we think is a more readable, user-friendly design. We’ll continue to make tweaks as we go along and look to our users to give us feedback on what they find valuable.”

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