Kukla's Korner Hockey
Just a quick note:
At the bottom of every post on the website you’ll now find the bright green button featured here. For anyone who might not be familiar with it, it’s simply there to allow you to easily share or bookmark posts by way of email, del.icio.us, Facebook, etc.
We hope you find it convenient.
KK readers requested that we add a ‘most recent comment’ feature. So on the KK Homepage, in the middle column at the bottom, we have added the last ten comments made in the blogs.
This allows you to follow blog posts and the comments in those posts.
From Paul Kukla at NHL.com—
I am so ready!
Center Ice ordered along with NHL GameCenter Live. All cables and inputs checked and tightened on the back of the HDTV. The recliner is exactly 9 feet away from the 55 inch screen. Picture-in-picture x4 checked, which allows me to follow 8 games at a time. Climbed onto the roof, sprayed the satellite dish with anti-stick cooking spray (prevents ice and snow build-up).
Sound system has been checked…
continued… as Paul reminds me of all the ways that some of us are NOT ready!
Last night we made a slight tweak to the KK homepage.
You will notice the author of the blog is now highlighted in a gray bar located just below the blog title. We hope this change makes it easier for you to distinguish who the author is and what blog it belongs to.
This change is only on the KK homepage, all other areas remain the same.
Late last Wednesday, as many of you know, we added an eclectic group of hockey bloggers to KK.
Our first full week is complete and I thought you would be interested in seeing the amoung of readers we are attracting on a daily basis.
Thanks everyone and we look forward to a great hockey season.
stats provided by Urchin
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.
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