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3/7/2019

I... can't... believe... it... the redesign is FINISHED!


The final page to be redesigned was the Favorite Teams Draft page... which comes with what is sure to be a hot topic since I added a few teams to the "three years only rule".... but more on that in a second...

Before we all start fighting over the fairness of the Favorite Teams leagues, please take a moment to join me in celebrating the fact that EVERY SINGLE FREAKING PAGE HAS FINALLY BEEN REDESIGNED. (One exception, I did not modify the Live Draft Room.) This is a journey that started about three years ago. I did a lot of behind-the-scenes work, and then some crazy things happened (like I had a daughter) and so the redesign took a long pause, and then I finally decided it had to happen.

In the 8/27/2018 blog post, I launched the first redesigned page and said it could take a year or more to finish the whole site. Turns out it took about six months. I figured out a few ways to take some shortcuts while I was doing it, so that helped. I didn't vastly "re-imagine" every single page as I had aspired to, but overall there were a lot of great additions and changes, and it was needed. The prior design was limiting and definitely dated.

While I do need to take a moment to celebrate, there's still so much more to do. I never finished that Waivers feature I started last year. I now need to fix the darn mobile apps, which became crap as iOS and Droid upgraded. I also want to really take some time to analyze the Rank impact. And there's an endless list of cool stuff people have asked for.

Oh yeah, and about those Favorite Teams Leagues...

For now, I have added a few franchises to the three-year limit. These teams were winning at a really high clip. Namely Boston and LAD in the All-Time leagues, and Houston and Boston in the 1965-2018 versions. Of course there are other teams that win decently well, and as I continue to analyze the results, we can tweak as needed. I'm still not sure what I want the end state of these leagues to be. Maybe we expand to five years, with certain franchises only getting four. I'm not sure, but I'm open to ideas.

With that said, I need to get some sleep. Good night.

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