New Site Design!

MLB Trade Rumors has a fresh new look!  As you can see, we've revamped the logo, sidebar, and background on the main site and changed the Twitter page to match.  I hope you find it as appealing as I do.  This redesign is just one of many improvements we have planned for 2010.  Already we've improved the commenting section and added team-specific Twitter and RSS feeds.

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5 years 5 months ago

Love the new design, Tim!

joeye
5 years 5 months ago

nice!

Guest
5 years 5 months ago

Looks great! What font is the banner?

plguzman
5 years 5 months ago

Also like good design. Cleaner and nice. Good job.

Kolukonu
5 years 5 months ago

Loving it, Tim! Nice job!

zonisx
5 years 5 months ago

nice and sharp

Ry_the_Stunner
5 years 5 months ago

A++

5 years 5 months ago

Love it.

Ry_the_Stunner
5 years 5 months ago

A++

raulllp
5 years 5 months ago

great job Tim

deanosaur
5 years 5 months ago

One last thing you guys need to do is update the favicon to this logo:

5 years 5 months ago

The new favicon should be implemented pretty soon.

adropofvenom
5 years 5 months ago

Homepage looks pretty good. But w/ the Twitter page I get a solid light blue on the right side of the screen. I assume because my desktop resolution is wider then your background image. I’d suggest either tiling the image, or changing the background color to black.

brentmc
5 years 5 months ago

Looks good. Nice job.

Scott_T
5 years 5 months ago

Big improvement, same layout and everything, but a lot sharper!

5 years 5 months ago

You don’t need a new look. What you need is a time machine so you can go back and prevent Twitter from being invented. With Twitter, now everybody who cares gets the news at the same time you do – 5 minutes before it’s posted here.

5 years 5 months ago

But they don’t get our insight, then! Seriously, if you ever see an actual five minute lag between the tweet and our post on an important breaking story, contact us, because that means I screwed up and was 4.5 minutes too slow.

craig6767
5 years 5 months ago

Three things: First, I admit I exaggerated when I said five minutes. It’s a nice round number that I threw out there in an attempt to make a point. That point being, anybody who uses Twitter now gets the same information you get before it’s posted here.

Second, I guess it’s it up to each individual person to determine how valuable the “insight” that’s added here really is. Based on your comment, you seem to have quite a high opinion of it, but I’m not sure everybody would agree.

More often than not the only thing that’s posted is copy and paste or perhaps a slight rephrasing of what was written, and the latter has led to misinformation in the past.

Overall, the “insight” added here is speculation based entirely on what was written by somebody else.

Finally, you can’t honestly sit there and tell me you have thought about the effect Twitter would have/has had on this site. There is simply no way that’s possible.

In the past, a person would have had to be at the computer 24/7, searcing every news source going to keep up, and there is still no guarantee you wouldn’t get to the information and have it posted here first.

Now? Anybody who takes 10 minutes to sign up for a free Twitter account and follows the writers in question (especially if you enable text updates to your mobile phone) has the information before it’s posted here.

joshuap
5 years 5 months ago

Four things: First, where did Tim ever (honestly or otherwise) sit there and tell you that he hasn’t thought about the effect Twitter would have on his site? Are you making up arguments in your head?

Second, I guess if cheerful guys like yourself are still here reading the site and even commenting on a re-design of the page then MLBTR’s got SOMETHING to offer that Twitter hasn’t marginalized.

Thirdly, I work in a place where Twitter’s not accessible. So even if I didn’t find Tim and his crew’s insight to be worth the time (not the case), it’s still nice to have a site that aggregates all the “tweets”, links and other sources and then presents them in a filter-friendly site that I can actually get to.

Finally, lighten up and get over yourself. If you don’t dig what Tim’s doing here, then why hang around?

fiftytwo80
5 years 5 months ago

Not everybody follows Twitter, and for those who choose to, they may not follow every single source of MLB news. This is an excellent website that does a great job of bringing together multiple sources.

5 years 5 months ago

Bottom line: Twitter has diminished the overall impact of this site. That’s a fact. It’s not even up for debate.

5 years 5 months ago

Bottom Line: No need to be an a hole. If you don’t want to continue reading this site, then stop. But there is definitely no need for this garbage in the comments section.

5 years 5 months ago

Looks really great. I’d suggest adding a drop-down menu on the top linkbar for Rumors by team. That linkbar doesn’t offer much to the typical reader. Love the theme though.

5 years 5 months ago

Agreed, that is in the works.

myost88
5 years 5 months ago

Couldnt disagree more Craig. A lot of people like me don’t have time to monitor half a million twitter feeds so coming here to get everything I want in one place is awesome.

Keep doin what your doin Tim.

danks50
5 years 5 months ago

I usually hate when sites change their layouts but this is a plus, nice job!

HeyNickyJ
5 years 5 months ago

Fantastic new design, really love it.
Great Job.

RiverKKiller999
5 years 5 months ago

Wow man that is sick..I love it.

5 years 5 months ago

A+++++!!!!!
WOULD VISIT AGAIN!!!!!! GREAT WEBSITE!!

(in all seriousness – love the redesign and new banner)