Introducing STL Cardinal Baseball 2.0!
Like Yadier Molina, we’re never satisfied until we reach perfection!
We’ve been pretty quiet around here since the season came to an ugly and unsatisfying end. Some of that had to do with exhaustion after a tumultuous and emotionally-draining season. However, we also wanted to take some time to rebuild our outdated website and install all of the new features that have been in the planning stages for a while.
Aside from the new layout and look, here are some new features that will (hopefully) add to the excitement and overall enjoyment of our increasing readership:
If you re-size your browser window, you’ll notice one huge change immediately: responsive web design. “Responsive” design refers to the ability of a website to “flex” or reconfigure based on the device used to view it. For instance, viewing the site on a smart phone or an IPad will now be a seamless experience on par with viewing the site on a desktop.
One feature we’ve wanted for a while is the ability to post schedules and other Cardinal organization information. If you go to “Schedule” (located in the menu bar at the top), you’ll see a monthly calendar that features all upcoming events. While we are still tweaking some of this, most of the organizational information will be easily found here.
Our old site had a forum on it, but we were never happy with it and it barely functioned. Our new forum is snazzier, works with our layout in a better way, and should allow more discussion than ever before. As if Cardinal Nation needed another place to vent!!
This is something we’re really excited about. Over the course of our existence, we’ve had several requests from readers to post stories and opinion pieces on the site, but we never had a clean and manageable way to accomplish it. Now we do. By registering with the site (it’s free, silly) and logging in, you now have a way to create posts that will be featured on our growing site and with our huge Facebook and Twitter communities!
Even better, you can share your own work with your friends and family through a wide range of social media platforms and “grow your own brand,” so to speak. This is a way for many readers to introduce themselves and their voice to Cardinal Nation!
You can get started any time! CLICK HERE to begin the registration process and start writing!
Thanks for your support!
- Ray DeRousse