Hey! Welcome to the new layout

Comfy? Enjoying the the new digs?

What better way to kick of the new diggs than this story via the Rockey Mountain news: Headline:
Avalanche report: Arnason called out...
"The bottom line is we have to dress the 12 forwards that give us the best chance to win, and I didn't think 'Arnie' was one of those 12 forwards for that game," Granato said. "It's pretty simple; there's other guys that deserve to be playing in front of him.
Well glad to see that. We all hope Arnason plays better, but it's going to take a lot to unseat Henick the way the kid's played after 2 games. Anywasy back to the big news... My new Layout

See I wanted the new embedded comment feature that Blogger has, but I couldn't figure out how to add it into the HTML of the old layout, so I did the easy thing and designed a completely new layout with new graphics...

But I now have embedded comments!

Actually I like this a lot better, it has some new features which should be pretty neat, like how you can browse the comments and recent posts in the header. Also at the very top of the page is an RSS link to both my posts and comments you can add to your RSS feed. (oooooohhhhhhh)

Also I added feeds to other Avs and NW blogs so you can easily navigate to what else is going on around the division (aaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh).

Not everything went smoothly though, and I managed to screw up some links, most notable the Eastern Conference, but I lost some others as well. They will turn up in the next few days.

And yes.. that's an homage to the old NES Ice Hockey in the top-right corner...


  1. Lovin' the NES Avs sprites. :)

  2. Me likey the middle stuff, but the picture frames on the outside edges look a little weird. I'm sure I'll get used to it...

    Still, good work!

  3. Yeah I didn't know what to use as a background, I will be playing with the picture frame thingie a lot. I really don't know what to put as a background, but I wanted something neutral and not all "Avalanchey" as DD would say.

    Not sure I like the comment font and color too yet. Like the good engineer I am I will be tinkering with it for weeks I am sure.

  4. nice job jibble. another vote for a less busy background though.

  5. yeah... I will fix that tonight. (I actually can't see it at work, so it doesn't distract me.)

  6. I think you can get away with no background at all actually. Centered sites bordered by a solid color - typically white - are all the rage these days

  7. I think the comment font and color are really nice. Everything else is good too. The only thing I'd suggest changing is the header. It's a little bit too big, it takes up half the screen. Like, just make that "JS" puck a little smaller and it would be good.

  8. @Mike (Avs fan):

    I'll give it a try. It's from a template though and sometimes these things can be finickey. Playing with the size has, in the past, caused the whole thing to go out of whack.

    I'll give it a try though and see what I can do.

  9. Not to be a party pooper, but can you fix my link? (Avslova Factor) Otherwise, Avs Talk gets 20% more hits ;)

    This is very slick by the way.Definitely easy to navigate.

  10. Sorry about that Geo... fixed.

    (You notice Shane didn't say anything when he was commenting earlier.)

  11. Nice work, dude, it looks great!