I'm trying to be as constructive as possible without really having enough knowledge about web design but I do know wordpress especially is ridiculously easy to do (not sure how easy it is to make it run in conjunction with the already existing forums though).
Mainly I think the front page should just be very clean and crisp and defined. Once the front end is there, getting regular content up will be great and people will be inspired to create even better stuff for such a pimp looking site, which in turn will reach greater and greater audiences.
We all know knicksonline.com is without doubt the best Knicks website on the whole internet which is pretty damn spectacular given that it's basically just a forum. Add on some gloss around it and you could have something real special.
Let me just say that i don't like the way the homepage looks either. It's not something that i'm proud of. Not because of the design (which i personally like) but because of the too many outdates that makes it look extremely silly. I had something in mind when we took it to this version but it appeared to be more than i could handle.
The future of the KO website will be a plain simple wordpress site where you can read your daily headlines so you don't have to browse to all the newspapers looking for Knicks news, with a spot where anyone can throw a blog entry and some forum recommendations. A simple schedule & roster list and probably (in time) a place to find any stats you want from the beginning of this franchise.
In the meantime i leave you with Starks' blog entries while i collect today's headlines. :beer:
PS: you don't even have to go to the main site to see if any updates are available. There's the News and Headlines box on the top that helps you with that ;)
We know you'll get it done, Rady. All in good time. The preview you gave me grows on me every time I look at it, and it'll look all the better in O&B.
Plenty of cool features on there as well.
I believe changing the news and headlines to reflect current blogs/articles is
a major improvement towards updating: out with the old, in with the new.
I hope you don't do change the site too much just to appease the few.
I've grown accustomed to it the way it is, and like it just fine. IMHO.
You got it....
I've joined even though I have lurked for quite sometime....I'll try to be more active and post in the threads...nice to have a place to talk about the greatness be witnessed in the Orange and Blue this season so far....
The point being when someone visits the site for the first time and sees articles, box scores and news that are two years out of date, a lot of people will immediately just click off and go elsewhere because it doesn't look like an active website. That seems to have been the case for quite a while on the front page.
KO isn't for the weak hearted you gotta bring substance and knowledge to fit in and not just post a bunch of stats like realgm for example
While there is always room for improvement, KO is definitely the best NYK fan forum online IMO and Im happy to be a member myself.
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I've been lurking for two years and have read all the criticism, rumors, fits of rage and meltdowns when we was the team in the league that other teams Stepped On and then over. So I signed up recently just to see links and images. Granted I don't look at any other pages in this forum since I'm not seeking peas and carrots but THAT MEAT!. I seep out so much Orange and Blue that I am The Blue Man Group lost member cause of the Orange. as far as a new user perspective the glitz wouldn't matter to me just keeping the forum post simple is good enough.
(*resources used: Lin = Glitz, carrot, peas and a overblown "knick fan base")
(Meat: insightful criticism)
2012 Veteran Knicks = 1993 Hard Nosed Knicks