Kukla's Korner Hockey
With the launch of the new Kukla’s Korner website design, I want to quickly point out a few of the new-and-improved features of the site:
- KK’s new design is meant to be easy to navigate around. Using the nav bar above, visit the Home page to see everything published on KK all in one handy spot, or go to Blogs to check out each blog individually.
- One of our priorities has been to speed up page-loading time on the site, and that has been improved drastically—it’s now rendering about 30-50% faster than before. This will allow readers to navigate from page to page much quicker than in the past.
- Mobile device users will particularly benefit from the faster page loads, but also from the improved page rendering. Bottom line: the content you look for when you come to the KK site via your smartphone will now appear much higher on your screen, and much cleaner than in the past. Appearance on iPhone:
Welcome to the new look Kukla’s Korner.
I suggest you hover over the Blogs section on the black navbar near the top of the page. You will notice a few more additions to KK and Alanah, Bill and I welcome them with open arms and wish them much success.
Feel free to take a tour around the blogs, click the areas in the navbar and as always, let us know what you think.
Feel free to leave a comment about the new look and KK members, don’t forget to upload your avatar too. If you don’t like the look of avatars in the comment areas, go to your member profile and you can edit your preferences there.
We have removed the forum, but fear not, we have a better solution coming by the start of the regular season, which means, there is a phase II of the new Kukla’s Korner, so more to come!
I also want to personally thank Alanah for all of her hard work behind the scenes. Organizing a new group of bloggers and setting up many of the pages on KK are not the easiest things to do, but she passed the test with flying colors.
Also, Kevin of Venn, our KK web designer, did a great job with the site and has hung an “Open for business”, sign in his window.
Around 5:00pm ET
today, KK will be down between 45 minutes to 2 hours.
When we come back online, you will see the 3rd edition of Kukla’s Korner. Stay tuned, we are very close.
Note: This post was originally put on KK yesterday afternoon. Just bumping it up now as a reminder that we’ll be offline briefly, later today.
Dummy me. I just pointed to a Stan Fischler story that was a week old and and one I had pointed to last week.
I deleted it and I am sorry for posting it. Too many things on my mind right now, we are getting very close to the 3rd Edition of Kukla’s Korner and along with Alanah, we are juggling numerous items right now.
Stay tuned folks, this one will be a major surprise for all KK members and guests.
A quick update for those of you who are interested in the new look KK.
We are getting much closer to the ‘new face’ KK and it should be happening within the month of September.
You may be seeing some minor glitches and tweaks in the coming days but in the end, the 3rd version of KK will only enhance your visits to Kukla’s Korner.
Incidentally, you’ll remember another suicidal blog incident a couple weeks ago and bad things are supposed to come in 3’s, right?
Time for everyone to get paranoid.
Everyone from KK hopes you have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend!
We will be in ‘lite’ mode until Tuesday but will be updating throughout the weekend but maybe not as quickly as we normally do.
Time for us to re-charge our batteries and when we return, hockey season will be that much closer.
We have been working behind the scenes again this summer and expect some major developments around September 15th!
Ah, the last holiday weekend before the hockey season really gets going.
Whatever your plans are for the weekend, please be safe and remember, pass the keys if you have had a bit too much to drink!
Well we can’t get much worse in the delivering of hockey news over the last few days.
GM’s are golfing, fishing or just plain out of site. Players are getting the skates sharpened and have started their off-ice conditioning.
Anything on your mind these days? Or are you just taking early August off to prepare for the upcoming season too?
Feel free to leave a comment, question or just tell us how your summer has been going. On a side note, KK has been receiving a few hits from Beijing, China in the last week or so. Probably some media types trying to keep their finger on the hockey world.
USA Hockey Magazine recently came out on news stands with their August edition, which includes a feature on the hockey blogging world. The article should be available online soon.
Meanwhile, we were too excited to wait since they named Kuklas Korner.com to the top of the list—#1—for best hockey blog. (How cool is that?!) Our sincere thanks to USA Hockey Magazine for such a flattering mention for us, plus an excellent list that includes other familiar hockey faces, both mainstream media as well as some independent fan bloggers. Represented are James Mirtle, Ted Leonsis, TSN’s Bob McKenzie, Tom Benjamin, A View From the Cheap Seats, and many others.
Thanks to our friend Patrick Hoffman at The Hockey News for sending us a scan so you can check out the complete list.
Update August 5th: Story now available online.
About Kukla's Korner Hockey
Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.
From breaking news to in-depth stories around the league, KK Hockey is updated with fresh stories all day long and will bring you the latest news as quickly as possible.
Email Paul anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org