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    Compared to other team websites

    does the Steelers team board seem rather simplistic looking...almost "dated"?

    Granted some teams seem to go overboard with what they do (way too much flash, etc) but to me the Steelers board looks like something slapped together by a beginner.

    Am I the only one who thinks that?

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    Re: Compared to other team boards

    Those cheapskate Rooneys are no doubt to blame for this.

    Seriously, the look and feel of the site is pretty simple. But it has the best characteristic of any successful website..... easy navigation. I have no issue with its functionality, but you are right.... the site does seem dated.

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    Re: Compared to other team boards

    I'd like it to be at least a little more stylized without becoming overly complicated.

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    Re: Compared to other team boards

    http://www.denverbroncos.com/index.php

    Here's an example. Nice, clean, modern look.

    The webmaster of the Steelers board could start by losing the "steel" from the page. Seriously, it just looks cheezy. One of the most popular teams in the NFL should have a sharper looking page.

    Use the Steelers primary colors for the main color scheme with the other colors to accent.

    I think I'm going to email the webmaster when I have a chance and see if I get a response.

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    Re: Compared to other team boards

    Quote Originally Posted by stlrz d
    http://www.denverbroncos.com/index.php

    Here's an example. Nice, clean, modern look.

    The webmaster of the Steelers board could start by losing the "steel" from the page. Seriously, it just looks cheezy. One of the most popular teams in the NFL should have a sharper looking page.

    Use the Steelers primary colors for the main color scheme with the other colors to accent.

    I think I'm going to email the webmaster when I have a chance and see if I get a response.
    I actually like the diamond plate background.

    But I'll agree that the site is pretty simplistic and that's what I like about it. As an engineer, I've formed my design philosophy based on the Da Vinci quote - "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." I work with guys who create complicated (and expensive) designs and they actually believe it makes them better engineers. In reality its much more difficult to create a simple (less expensive) design that performs at the same level.

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    Re: Compared to other team boards

    Quote Originally Posted by stlrz d
    does the Steelers team board seem rather simplistic looking...almost "dated"?

    Granted some teams seem to go overboard with what they do (way too much flash, etc) but to me the Steelers board looks like something slapped together by a beginner.

    Am I the only one who thinks that?

    I've always thought that it left alot to be desired. I may be crucified for saying this, but I kinda like the Browns' site. Alot of interesting information, photos and graphics. Steelers.com needs to be updated badly.
    http://www.planetsteelers.com/cpg141...erpics/sth.jpg






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    Re: Compared to other team boards

    I'm surprised that the NFL doesn't have one consistent template that is used across all teams. The NHL did this last season.


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    Re: Compared to other team boards

    the steelers team site is pathetic...

    it was outdated 2-3 years ago... and hasn't really changed since.


    i'm of the impression that the rooneys... who do not seem to be on the forefront of ground breaking marketing strategies... (not counting steeley mcbeam ) do not consider the internet a viable marketing tool.

    why else would they have the most lame site in the league?? (go to nfl.com from there you can get to every team's official site... judge for yourself.)

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    F that ish...the Steelers are hardcore...old school. We don't need no foo foo, fluffy tech geek BS. Our website should be like our home field. Rough, nasty, a place no one wants to visit. You guys have gone soft on me.
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    Re: Compared to other team boards

    Quote Originally Posted by rpmpit
    Quote Originally Posted by stlrz d
    http://www.denverbroncos.com/index.php

    Here's an example. Nice, clean, modern look.

    The webmaster of the Steelers board could start by losing the "steel" from the page. Seriously, it just looks cheezy. One of the most popular teams in the NFL should have a sharper looking page.

    Use the Steelers primary colors for the main color scheme with the other colors to accent.

    I think I'm going to email the webmaster when I have a chance and see if I get a response.
    I actually like the diamond plate background.

    But I'll agree that the site is pretty simplistic and that's what I like about it. As an engineer, I've formed my design philosophy based on the Da Vinci quote - "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." I work with guys who create complicated (and expensive) designs and they actually believe it makes them better engineers. In reality its much more difficult to create a simple (less expensive) design that performs at the same level.
    Diamond plate...thank you! The name escaped me. Anyway, I'm not looking for more complicated...just for a cleaner, more modern look. Take another look at the Broncos site and picture it in black and gold instead of blue and orange...that's what I'm talking about. Clean, sharp, crisp, attractive. I'm actually kind of embarrassed that our site looks like something some schmuck could do on geocities or the like.

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