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Getting into the new azcardinals.com

Posted by Darren Urban on September 9, 2009 – 10:01 pm

Well, we’re up and running. The new and improved azcardinals.com went live a little after 5 p.m. today. This has been a few months in the making, coming up with the look and moving all the archived stuff over (The heavy lifting behind the scenes by NFL.com’s Rex Chen and our own Kate Brandt, so we salute them).

Anyway, the improvements aren’t just aesthetic. The video player is improved. The blog tool is much improved — we have comments now! (But keep ’em clean) — and it’s much easier to navigate and find things. My latest blog post headlines show up on the homepage now, so you know if there is a new post just by checking azcardinals.com.

So take some time to look around. There’s no better time with the season upon us and an NFC Championship banner to raise. The Cards are new on the field, and on the web site.


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21 Responses to “Getting into the new azcardinals.com”

  1. By Logan on Sep 9, 2009 | Reply

    I was a little unsure about a newsite because most of the time when they are switched its very confusing.

    I was dead wrong…..I love the site. Great job and GO CARDS!!

  2. By Danny Heksolson on Sep 10, 2009 | Reply

    Oh well Darren!!

    This is such a nice design, the site is very much improved and I like it very much; I´ll read you guys daily from Mexico City.

    As I told you sometime ago; I am the bigest Cards fan in my country; I love them since I had 5 years old and now, 30 years later I´m enjoying all the possibilities that the technology give us all; it is very exciting to have this site and this organization filled up with so many talented people; the changes still their own path; now, this luxury website is a proof of it, and I am very happy for that 😉

    Soon I´ll be posting on my very own site the new version of the song entitled “Let´s shock the world” that I composed during the playoffs; so, keep on the hard work and have in mind we do this TOGETHER!

    Thanks!

  3. By Scott on Sep 10, 2009 | Reply

    I am having trouble with the video player, anybody else?

  4. By Joe on Sep 10, 2009 | Reply

    Love the new site, takes longer to load up on my work computer, but I should even be on the internet at work anyways so I cant complain.

    Side topic here but have we got any word on who the team captians are yet?

  5. By Joe on Sep 10, 2009 | Reply

    I like the new look.

  6. By Victor Sanchez on Sep 10, 2009 | Reply

    Good job with the web site!

  7. By darrenurban on Sep 10, 2009 | Reply

    Joe — From what I am told, as more people surf the new site, the speed should improve.

    As for captains, not yet. I hope to have info on that Friday.

  8. By Ashby on Sep 10, 2009 | Reply

    Great Job with the new and improved azcardinals.com!

  9. By Richard Moore on Sep 10, 2009 | Reply

    Great new venue for the Official Cardinal’s site. I love the look of the new layouts, and you have REALLY upgraded the information available to the fans. Wonderful Job Kate !!!!

  10. By Jason on Sep 10, 2009 | Reply

    I am happy that the videos are finally larger!

  11. By ben on Sep 10, 2009 | Reply

    Great new Webstte, Thanks Cards!!!

  12. By azgal on Sep 10, 2009 | Reply

    This is such an improvement! I can find everything easily, it loads quickly, it’s very fan friendly and I thank you for that! 🙂 Luv it!
    Thanks. 🙂

  13. By Dick on Sep 10, 2009 | Reply

    It has a great look! Video size is excellent, it no longer looks like an after thought. Having the most recent blog posts on the home page, is a great idea. The ability to add a comment when frustrated, or elated, is terrific.

    Good job!

  14. By Eric on Sep 10, 2009 | Reply

    I don’t like it.

    It looks like the 49ers and Seahags website. I guess we’re all just one, big, happy NFC West family!

  15. By Tim on Sep 10, 2009 | Reply

    The site is better laid out which is a very good thing because it’s unbelievably slow. It takes a full 60 seconds or more to load a new blog post? You also can’t move around on the page (to read what’s not in view) while waiting for the next or current page to load? I’ve never seen anything like it. Even espn.com loads better/faster (I used to think it was the slowest sports site on the net).

    How will more people accessing the site make it faster? From my experience, more users slow things down until you get in to denial of service situations.

  16. By hevchv on Sep 10, 2009 | Reply

    Probably the only fan in Florida, but hey. Anyway, I love the new site and GO CARDS!!!

  17. By Dick on Sep 10, 2009 | Reply

    It sounds like Tim is using Dial-up.

  18. By Tim on Sep 11, 2009 | Reply

    Cox high speed here (4 mg)

  19. By Mike T on Sep 11, 2009 | Reply

    I like the new layout. However the Gray on red is nearly impossible to read.

  20. By darrenurban on Sep 11, 2009 | Reply

    Hey all — if you are getting gray-on-red, the site for whatever reason is not fully loading on to your computer. I was wondering what was up because I couldn’t find gray-on-red anywhere.The text should be showing up in a strip of white down the middle, with red on the sides.

  21. By Dick on Sep 17, 2009 | Reply

    Unfortunately, I think it is getting slower, not faster. We have a T1 line here, so it isn’t that.

    Everything else continues to please. Now, if Whiz can the the Cards to be the Cards, we’ll have something.

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