Site Redesign

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Published: November 29, 2012

Yup.  This is still Hornets247.  We hope you like the new look and feel.  Poke around.  Let us know what you think.

Thanks for all your support, the community, the discussions, and everything else.

40 Comments

  1. MZURK

    November 29, 2012 at 2:58 am

    Much better. Previous format was ok I guess, but the redesign is much improved. I think the font size in the forum was too large previously necessitating endless scrolling. Smaller font now allows viewing more posts at the same time on the screen which I think may increase poster interactions.

    Cheers.

    • Ron

      November 29, 2012 at 3:50 pm

      What I miss from the current design are the prev/next story links above each story.

  2. StefanC

    November 29, 2012 at 3:19 am

    Sometimes, I miss the super dark and gloomy design of the site from back in the day. Was that the work of Niall Doherty?

    However, I’m really digging the new design. Keep up the great work!

    • Ryan Schwan

      November 29, 2012 at 1:31 pm

      Niall did all design work for the site up until this one.

  3. okithor

    November 29, 2012 at 4:12 am

    I really like the new design of the site. Great work!

  4. okithor

    November 29, 2012 at 4:24 am

    Only bad thing is that is loads slowly.

    • Jason Calmes

      November 29, 2012 at 7:34 am

      Any issues? Let us know.

      Okithor, you viewing on a computer or phone? OS?

      • okithor

        November 29, 2012 at 4:30 pm

        Both. OS X, Win7 and IOS. Everything is working great now.

      • Jason Calmes

        November 29, 2012 at 4:52 pm

        Based on vast experience of similar things happening to me, it seems like the world hated you earlier.

    • Ryan Schwan

      November 29, 2012 at 1:32 pm

      This may have to do with image sizes. We’ll be working on it.

  5. Will

    November 29, 2012 at 7:02 am

    Very nice. I like how all stories are still listed but the featured pieces are more easily recognized by being put at the top. It’s just different enough to be a nice change while not so much that there’s a huge learning curve of locating everything. A very nice look to go along with the great content here.

  6. cloud520

    November 29, 2012 at 8:37 am

    Really like the new site! Almost didn’t recognize it, thought I clicked on the wrong bookmark.

  7. Dariusz Ejkiewicz

    November 29, 2012 at 8:55 am

    I hope that everyone will like the new gameday banners! They will make a nice comeback around the upcoming game 😉

  8. Nate

    November 29, 2012 at 10:04 am

    In the Pelicans rebranding post the comments are cut off on the right side. Using Internet Explorer.

    Other than that, I like the format the posts are in on the home page with pics.

    Good job!

  9. Lucas Ottoni

    November 29, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Congrats!

  10. Noah

    November 29, 2012 at 10:12 am

    I really like the new look, but will you guys make an Android app in the future?

    • Jason Calmes

      November 29, 2012 at 10:42 am

      This is something on the table.

      What would you want an app to do that the site does not?

      • mateor

        November 29, 2012 at 1:05 pm

        You could add push notifications to the ticket give always, for one. Opt-in, ideally.

  11. Emilio

    November 29, 2012 at 10:17 am

    I like the site but I think the old banner was better.

    Hasta pronto.

  12. edbballin504

    November 29, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Beautiful!

    • edbballin504

      November 29, 2012 at 11:49 am

      H247bchanging

      • Jason Calmes

        November 29, 2012 at 12:05 pm

        Full circle.

  13. 504ever

    November 29, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    Overall, a big improvement. Wish the buttons at the top to page to the next and previous stories were still there. (Maybe they are and I can’t find them?)

  14. sweetpea

    November 29, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Hey guys; like the redesign alot, but my home computer runs IE 9 and there are several problems. As I scroll down the page a little box that contains the thumbs up like/dislike options for facebook disengages and scrolls down the page with me, and blocks my view of signficiant parts of the text. Also the far right margins for messages are blocked off so I can’t read the last few letters of each line. My work computer (don’t tell the boss) runs fine (not sure which version of IE it runs) and I really like the new site at work (again, don’t tell the boss), but at home these are pretty significant problems, which will matter most for me during the weekends …. unless I go into work to watch the game and catch your analysis (all together now …. don’t tell the boss). All in all, though, I’m digging the new site design; sleek and mod-looking.

    • Jason Calmes

      November 29, 2012 at 6:54 pm

      We’ll get there.

      Thanks to you and your boss for the help.

  15. Josh

    November 29, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    I love the new site, but there are two things I miss from the old site. 1) I liked how at the top of the article which you were currently reading it would have the previous article and the next article to choose as a link. 2) On the old site, when you would click on the writers’ names, a short biography of the writers would appear instead of their latest articles. I loved Jason’s “Yo” for his summary.

    • Jason Calmes

      November 29, 2012 at 8:33 pm

      We’re going to likely add in the links at the top and bottom. The related posts serve a purpose too, but if people want the sequence, we will toss that in the hopper.

      We’ll get the bios on a separate page soon. It’s created, just gotta move it. By the way, the menu was on the old site.

      The “Yo.” has been expanded.

      You see that the mail is fixed?

      • Josh

        December 1, 2012 at 12:54 pm

        Yes. Thanks.

  16. Andres ULM Warhawk

    November 29, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    once I got to the bottom of this page, after reading all the comments. I decided I would like a return to the top of the page button. I am using Chrome and the site will not not load all the pictures. I am sure that is being fixed. All in all the new site is amazing, great work!

    • Jason Calmes

      November 29, 2012 at 9:13 pm

      Not every post has a picture at this point. Which picture can’t you see?

  17. Jason Calmes

    November 30, 2012 at 9:56 am

    I’m duplicating these IE9 issues.

    We’ll work on them.

    Thanks.

  18. MichaelCRL

    November 30, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    I like the new design. However, everytime I view an article, I now have the bar with the “Facebook and Google LIKE” option that sits in the middle-right of the screen…even as I scroll up and down. Unfortunately, it covers part of the right side of the text. I have to scroll to up and down to move the bar in order to be able to see all the text on the screen.

    I am using the current Internet Explorer. I haven’t seen this problem on other sites or the old one. Still, the design looks good. I just hope this is fixed.

    • Jason Calmes

      November 30, 2012 at 4:44 pm

      Noted.

      • MichaelCRL

        December 1, 2012 at 11:24 am

        Wanted to let you know that I fixed the floating facebook/twitter/gmail bar by turning off compatibility mode for IE. No sure why it defaulted on…but the bar went correctly to the left of the text.

      • Jason Calmes

        December 1, 2012 at 11:45 am

        Great. I noted that down as a thing to do, but this will save us a ton of time now. We’ll still try to get it working in any mode, just with lower priority.

  19. t

    December 3, 2012 at 8:11 am

    since the redesign, i can’t listen to the podcasts on computer. Also, takes ten minutes to load on iphone. Admittedly, I have old equipment and programs but everything worked fine until now.
    Also, have the thumbs up issue. When I turn off compatability the comments sections gets shrunk to 4 inches and cuts off the text.

    • Jason Calmes

      December 3, 2012 at 9:05 am

      Noted.

      Disclose os, browser and version, equipment.

      Send to admin if you prefer.

      • T

        December 3, 2012 at 5:47 pm

        HP laptop and desktop – windows 7, IE9

        Iphone 3GS (I think, second version of iphone)

  20. Will

    December 6, 2012 at 10:49 am

    I usually don’t like to comment multiple times but I wanted to say that I liked having a ‘comments’ with stories on the home page to go quickly to the comments. On occasion, I like to check the comment section multiple times. I know I’m nitpicking but I liked that feature so I thought mention it, but the redesign is really nice. And I really appreciate my Chrome bookmark of the website having a logo now; all the links on my bookmark bar now can just have an icon and no words.

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