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Need some advice for my draft website

  • Paul
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u have a draft website?
Originally posted by Paul:
u have a draft website?

That's what I'm saying.
  • buck
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Originally posted by AB83Rules:
Originally posted by buck:
It looks much better organized. Still needs help with colors borders format. Be simple with the colors, many people like me are color blind.

would you suggest like sidebar having a background separate from main body?

I am not sure of the terminology but I think so. Each chunk of information should have its own space or frame.
Visually separating the information helps the reader find the information he or she wants and equally important to ignore the unwanted information.

There should be uniformity page to page. So each page in the prospects by position section would have the same format.

Each page in the free agents by position section would have the same format.
Each page in free agents by team would have the same format.
But, the formats might not be identical. The information presented should determine the format for each group of chunks.

Somebody else suggested that you should have a salary cap section. I agree wholeheartedly.
I would suggest that salary cap information be clustered by position and/or year but not alphabetically.

I hope my suggestions make sense and are helpful. .


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About 8% of the male population is color blind, We have problems with reds,greens, and blues. The 49erwebzone colors work fine, but there are some
websites that I can read. . .
have the niners tradin up to get luck for just a 7th round pick in the year 2045
Originally posted by buck:
Originally posted by AB83Rules:
Originally posted by buck:
It looks much better organized. Still needs help with colors borders format. Be simple with the colors, many people like me are color blind.

would you suggest like sidebar having a background separate from main body?

I am not sure of the terminology but I think so. Each chunk of information should have its own space or frame.
Visually separating the information helps the reader find the information he or she wants and equally important to ignore the unwanted information.

There should be uniformity page to page. So each page in the prospects by position section would have the same format.

Each page in the free agents by position section would have the same format.
Each page in free agents by team would have the same format.
But, the formats might not be identical. The information presented should determine the format for each group of chunks.

Somebody else suggested that you should have a salary cap section. I agree wholeheartedly.
I would suggest that salary cap information be clustered by position and/or year but not alphabetically.

I hope my suggestions make sense and are helpful. .


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About 8% of the male population is color blind, We have problems with reds,greens, and blues. The 49erwebzone colors work fine, but there are some
websites that I can read. . .

This might be a stupid question to ask, but what are color blind friendly colors?
PLEASE don't let it go.

I'm traveling now and don't have a lot of time to make specific recommendations. But for my businesss website, I viewed as many competitor sites and used their best ideas that motivated me.at Maybe you can look at the best draft websites and see what you really like AND what they are not providing.

Next, think of the end users. How much time do they have to view the site, Football's Future is fast and friendly. Personally, I like sites that have a first selection and an alternative selection, its like having 2 draftsites in one - easier to use. I really like logic in selections other than BPA. I like Sleeper Picks sections - I find players I never heard off that makes it real interesting. I like comparisions, for example how DeCastro & other potential Guards compare to Iupati or how a big WR candidate compares to Fitzgerald. I like standard position grades and who would be a realistic selection in specific rounds.

MOST important - make it fun and easy to use. For that you'd probably need to talk to a pro in that field.

I hope this helps - I really appreciate what you contribute to thhe Zone! Thanks.
Originally posted by LasVegasWally:
PLEASE don't let it go.

I'm traveling now and don't have a lot of time to make specific recommendations. But for my businesss website, I viewed as many competitor sites and used their best ideas that motivated me.at Maybe you can look at the best draft websites and see what you really like AND what they are not providing.

Next, think of the end users. How much time do they have to view the site, Football's Future is fast and friendly. Personally, I like sites that have a first selection and an alternative selection, its like having 2 draftsites in one - easier to use. I really like logic in selections other than BPA. I like Sleeper Picks sections - I find players I never heard off that makes it real interesting. I like comparisions, for example how DeCastro & other potential Guards compare to Iupati or how a big WR candidate compares to Fitzgerald. I like standard position grades and who would be a realistic selection in specific rounds.

MOST important - make it fun and easy to use. For that you'd probably need to talk to a pro in that field.

I hope this helps - I really appreciate what you contribute to thhe Zone! Thanks.

you know thats something I've always wanted to do, scenarios. I dont mention this much, but I spent some time in the hospital due to depression issues, and I actually got the draft guides and everything the day I went in, and just brain stormed, had some sheets of yellow paper, and just made like dual mocks. This was for april 2010. It was fun and kept my mind of crap that was happening in my life.
Don't give up this. You have put way too much time and energy. Let me know if I can help.
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Originally posted by MadDog49er:
Don't give up this. You have put way too much time and energy. Let me know if I can help.

Welcome back MD.
Thanks. Good to be back on the board.

And with that, I must leave the board...temporarily.
Look at other top draft sites for inspiration. NFL DS (#1 Draft Resource by far, and only legitimate, reliable place in my opinion) is your best bet. Draftcountdown may give some formatting ideas, but I think if you can arrange an NFLDraftScout type of site, you will garner some massive traffic.

It will take a lot of work, and a lot of research and help from others to get close to their level of in-depth player analysis. I can help a little, (heck, you can pull anything from what my prospect write-ups I do for mocks and use it).
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
Look at other top draft sites for inspiration. NFL DS (#1 Draft Resource by far, and only legitimate, reliable place in my opinion) is your best bet. Draftcountdown may give some formatting ideas, but I think if you can arrange an NFLDraftScout type of site, you will garner some massive traffic.

It will take a lot of work, and a lot of research and help from others to get close to their level of in-depth player analysis. I can help a little, (heck, you can pull anything from what my prospect write-ups I do for mocks and use it).

Awesome, I appreciate it OTC, I've been slowly updating and adding new content.
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
Look at other top draft sites for inspiration. NFL DS (#1 Draft Resource by far, and only legitimate, reliable place in my opinion) is your best bet. Draftcountdown may give some formatting ideas, but I think if you can arrange an NFLDraftScout type of site, you will garner some massive traffic.

It will take a lot of work, and a lot of research and help from others to get close to their level of in-depth player analysis. I can help a little, (heck, you can pull anything from what my prospect write-ups I do for mocks and use it).

Over the Scouting Department at National Football Post? Hardly
http://draft**tchers.com/2012-free-agency

Some content added, click that link, that will bring up a menu on that page with links to each position for there 2012 free agents.

Also updated 4 rd mock can be found on the site, with big board coming soon, I have it on the side, but will do full format in the next few days(72 hours or so).

Really wanna thank everyone with the encouragment, Im enjoying doing it at a good pace, not too fast, but not serious, just enjoying speed.
Originally posted by RollinWith21n52:
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
Look at other top draft sites for inspiration. NFL DS (#1 Draft Resource by far, and only legitimate, reliable place in my opinion) is your best bet. Draftcountdown may give some formatting ideas, but I think if you can arrange an NFLDraftScout type of site, you will garner some massive traffic.

It will take a lot of work, and a lot of research and help from others to get close to their level of in-depth player analysis. I can help a little, (heck, you can pull anything from what my prospect write-ups I do for mocks and use it).

Over the Scouting Department at National Football Post? Hardly

Aside from NFP. I'm talking about places like Walter, BlueNorth, Draftcountdown, NewEra, etc.
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