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Chelsea Introduce Two Versions of their Web Site

In November 2006, Chelsea launched a brand-new redesign of their web site in conjunction with Premium TV. Some of you may remember that I was the only US-based reporter at the press conference and I brought back interviews and photographs from the press conference.

Well, Chelsea has now announced that they’ve made some significant changes to that redesigned web site. The one in November was cutting edge in that it was designed completely in Flash. The newer version now gives fans an option of choosing between a HTML version and a Flash version. Obviously many of the fans weren’t ready to go 100% Flash and despite its better look-n-feel, HTML pages do load a lot faster.

Funnily enough, Chelsea has branded their Flash version of their site as ‘the Zola style,’ while the HTML version is ‘the JT style.’ I know Gianfranco Zola was a flash player, but isn’t it a bit demoralizing to call John Terry just HTML?


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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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