Extreme Makeover: YFSF Edition

As the New Year approaches, YF and I, like our counterparts in front offices all around the AL East, are in the midst of a redesign. Though we don’t get paid like Brian, Ben, Jed, or J.P., we do spend countless hours ruminating about how we can improve our work, how we can add depth.  Basically, how we can provide a better product for you, our loyal fans readers and oft-commenters. And though we fancy ourselves creative types, we need your help.  We’re looking for suggestions. What would you like to see when you first arrive at the site? Stats? News feeds? Also, some criticism – what do we do well? Does anything annoy you (besides me, of course!)?

Let us know in the comments what you’d like to see at a newish-fangled Yanksfan vs. Soxfan.  We’ll take your suggestions to heart, and we hope to have a shiny new site up sometime around opening day.

Thanks, in advance, for the input.

YF and SF

9 comments… add one
  • A news feed relating to both teams would be cool (not necessary but still pretty cool).

    Nick December 20, 2005, 8:01 am
  • A way to censor my comments about Varitek and Schilling before I write them would be nice. C’mon!

    walein December 20, 2005, 12:39 pm
  • I think you should change the name to “SoxFan vs. YanksFan.”

    mattymatty December 20, 2005, 1:36 pm
  • Y comes before S in my dyslexic alphabet. It should remain the way it is.

    Nick December 20, 2005, 1:47 pm
  • Matty,
    Only if they put little red horns over the “Red Sox.”

    walein December 20, 2005, 1:48 pm
  • For what it’s worth, I think the site is one of the better, and more intelligent, sites going. Everyone who frequents the site on a daily basis (me, Nick, John, both of our hosts, ect..)keeps a respectful line between being a fan and being a jerk.
    That being said, I do think it would be pretty cool to have the news feed Nick suggested.
    Oh, is there any way we could work the Broncos onto this site so I could just get all my sports stuff done on one page? Just asking. Spidey and I would greatly appreciate any such offering. Like a special Jake Plummer section ? No? Okay, fine. I know when I’m reaching.

    Brad-SF December 20, 2005, 2:58 pm
  • as an established CSS geek, i’d love to see more color and graphics in the design. news feeds are also a good idea, but only if they aren’t in the way of the main content.
    you guys have enough readers to make regular polls fun, too.

    beth December 20, 2005, 3:30 pm
  • Yeah, yeah! Broncos! Broncos! Orange crush mania, awww, yeah, boyeee!!!
    Sorry. As much as I agree with Brad that a regular Broncos news feed/thread would add a certain panache and street cred to the site, I realize that such is probably beyond the scope of what I imagine to be your original mission statement. But maybe it’s time to start a new thread that mentions that Jeets once winked at Jessica Alba or someone, just to sort of re-juice the dialogue and record the explosive cultural commentary that’s sure to result. Or here’s an ante-upping twist: report that Jeets was caught winking at Ben Affleck and that Ben winked back. (My guess is that YF would sooner chew tinfoil than allow that to come to pass, even as a purely anthropological experiment, but it might be funny.)

    Spidey December 20, 2005, 3:45 pm
  • Here’s a suggestion: have you thought about changing the order of the posts depending on when a comment was last posted? For instance, this comment – as the most recently posted across the site – would move this entire topic to the top of the homepage above all the Damon stuff. Users then scroll down the page to see the topic they want to jump into.
    I guess that changes the site dynamic somewhat, from a blog to a forum that revolves around you two. Not sure if you want to go that route, but I thought I’d mention it nonetheless.

    Sam December 21, 2005, 3:55 pm

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