Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Site Update: New URL, new banner

Every offseason, I have grandiose plans of posts I intend on writing and improvements I hope to make to the blog, and for the last two years, I've spent most of my summers learning the ins and outs of NCAA's Road to Glory mode. This summer was, unfortunately, not all that different, but in the last few days, I've made a few cosmetic changes to the site and more importantly, added a URL to make getting here less of a hassle.

A few months ago, after a post discussing Eleven Warriors, a commenter said, "Their site is more successful in part because your URL is AIDS," which, LOLephants, but noted. I've been a little dismayed because BWS.com is currently owned by a guy who uses it to catalog his DVD collection. When I approached him about buying the URL, he was polite but wasn't interested in my offer. So although it's not ideal, BWSBlog.com will now direct you to the site. It's been added to the banner as well.

Some of the aesthetic changes: a new banner*, rounded edges to make the site look less like a stack of single-colored squares thrown on top of one another, a new nav bar where you can find player stats throughout the year, and a few other minor tweaks that I think make the site look better. I'm currently looking into migrating the blog to a different host and building a site myself, but with the season starting, that's probably not something I'll have time for until January or February. Instead, I'll continue to tweak this site and make it as functional as possible. If you have any suggestions or complaints, please let me know either in the comments here or via e-mail at burgeoningwolverinestar@gmail.com.

*The banner photo was taken and designed by good friend and former Michigan Daily photographer Forest Casey. He does lots of cool work with his brother under the moniker Caseytography. Check them out.


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