I’m happy to announce that the brand new design for FantasyFootballFools.com debuted this weekend.
It’s minicamp time at Fantasy Football Fools, and we put on a few pounds of muscle this offseason. Now we’re back in the mix to lock up our starting position — unlike Jeremy Shockey.
Yes, we have a new color scheme and a little more flash, but don’t worry. We’re still the same fantasy football blog that you know and love, and you’re still sort of growing on us.
The Chicago Bears liked the new design so much that they ditched Cedric Benson and signed it as a free agent. That may seem rough, but hey, our website drinks like a fish and still manages to stay out of trouble.
After a week soberly pouring over and customizing the design, I wanted to take this post just to point out a few new site features and inform you about the multiple ways you can receive updates from the site.
GET UPDATES FROM FANTASY FOOTBALL FOOLS
You’ll notice that you can now sign up to receive updates from Fantasy Football Fools by email or by RSS in the top right corner of the page — just above our updated search navigation. You can also find either update option on our ‘Subscribe’ page.
These updates are absolutely free, so jump on it and sign up. If you don’t understand RSS just yet, check out the little video clip that we provide under the subscribe options.
I’m a big fan of RSS readers like Google Reader because they allow me to track all the latest fantasy news each week even when I am off-line and occasionally sleeping. You can always check up on your reader to make sure you didn’t miss anything. Plus, you can search and mark articles to save in Google Reader, so it comes in handy when you are trying to find that little tidbit you read about sleeper wide receivers (WR) come draft time.
You can see what articles I am sharing from my Google Reader by checking the sidebar column under ‘Foolish Reads.’ It varies from social media/Web 2.0/business to fantasy football news throughout the week.
If you don’t want to jump into an RSS reader just yet, you can still sign up to receive updates via email. As an email subscriber, you receive an update email each day that a post is made on Fantasy Football Fools, so you stay up-to-date just by perusing your email inbox.
FOLLOW MY FOOLISH TWITTERS
Also, I’ve added my Twitter account (@jacobsloan) to the sidebar at right. You can follow my Twitter updates (or tweets) through this sidebar on the site, or if you are just as cool as I am and on Twitter yourself, you can sign up to follow me.
I know many of you probably don’t know what Twitter is just yet. It’s one of those Web apps that analysts rave about right now, and as a hardcore techie, I’ve jumped on board. You can find an easy explanation from the same guys who made the video about RSS feeds — or I could just tell you…
In short, I use Twitter to post quick updates on relevant fantasy football news and discuss topics through the day with the community. Join in by signing up at twitter.com and finding me @jacobsloan. (You include others in your replies/messages on Twitter by putting @ in front of their username.)
The comment section below each post looks a little different now that I’ve added some social media links so that you can share posts with your friends and neighbors. You can’t keep info this good to yourself — at least, not all of it.
Commenting should be a little easier to navigate now as well with the new design, and I expect an increase in the showering of compliments and obscenity. Now, author comments/responses will be marked so that you know when your questions or taunts have been answered.
Sign up to receive email updates when you leave a comment so that you know when you get a reply and the truth has been spoken.
COMING SOON: Polls
On the horizon, we also have a new addition: polls.
Yes, I know it’s against our nature to trust others, but I’m told you have some value to add. We’ll see how you hold up your end. Look for the first poll to go up soon that will allow you to give you opinion on the top fantasy players and give you one more reason to stay foolish here at Fantasy Football Fools.