New features added to Hockey?s Future
As you can see, the redesign of Hockey's Future has been a work in progress, with certain features being added each week. This week's major additions/changes include the new slideshow box that you see above the articles at the HF home page, plus a change to the HF logo that had been used for the past several years.
The slideshow box features the most recent content of note that has been posted to the site. The slideshow features the image that is connected with the content, with those images being click-able so you can link directly to the content.
The logo change isn't simply a change to the font used in the lettering, although that is a part of this design change. The logo also incorporates some elements of the game, including the ice-like look of the graphic towards the top of the page, as well as the portion of a faceoff circle that you see in the upper left corner. We feel that this new logo design provides a bit better feeling of the game than did the previous logo, although the old one certainly served us well for years.… read more
Would love to see some Facebook-esque features incorporated. In particular, a "Like" button would go a long way.
Just a quick update regarding NHL Draft-related items.
First, we'll be moving draft prospect profiles to the team pages in the coming days, as well as adding some information to them. In addition, we'll have to create the profiles that aren't already in place, which will also not happen quickly. But we'll try to have this done by sometime next week.
Next, draft results will be posted at the NHL Draft page. Again, this will be a gradual process and one that will most likely be completed sometime next week.
There is still a fair amount of video to post, although not all of it will be used (other than for quotes). Even for a basic video such as what we do, it can be time consuming to do these, so it remains to be seen how many will see the light of day. Their shelf life is limited since some of these players will be attending the prospect camps and doing more interviews, so the draft videos become old news at that point.
This is somewhat related to the draft profiles in that we'll be adding back the Top 20 rankings to each of the NHL team pages. This item is further down the list, though, so it might be a couple of weeks until we get to it, but it will be done.
And of course, draft reviews will be posted in the coming days, so keep an eye out for those.
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