Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Flashblog

If anyone has suggestions for Flashblog, let us know.

If it's unappealing to the eyes, let us know.
If sound effects suck or something else should be used, let us know.

If you have any recommendations on what we should add to "best of," let us know,
especially any YouTubes we missed that are worthy of that billing.

We're working on changing the "Recent News" thing
to something similar to the 5-top news stories things that, for example, the Pens' website has.
We just have to relearn how to do a motion guide in order to get a time-lapse circle thing for it.

Whatev. Go Pens.

115 comments:

Dan said...

first

Dan said...

i am lame

Po' said...

I'm partial to no sound effects at all. Other than that, I'd say maybe a racing stripe would be pretty sharp. And maybe some fins to lower wind resistance.

ellen said...

Flashblog: awesome...just awesome.

Dan said...

racing stripes add speed

DO IT!

Pensblog Staff said...

yeah, sound effects are just ear candy anyway.

that popping sound is already annoying as shit

shawnawwwesome said...

With his name under the picture like that, it looks like tPB is naming J SCHIFF the unibomber.

Serves him right for making everyone else race for second.

Pensblog Staff said...

racing stripe added

TheFandangler said...

I'll second the no sound for right now. If it played like a small clip of the Penguins old school theme that would be sweet. Just a quick fade in then a fade out. Most likely it'll be gay but it's just a suggestion.

Pensblog Staff said...

fandang, check back in about 10 minutes

Rage said...

Nice stripe...to quote an entry on the last update:
"I have no artistic talent but having Solid Snake and Revolver Ocelot with backs to walls and guns raised on either side of the(Flasblog inserted) would be badass imo."

Aside from that, I'd say lose the sound effects. Gets annoying if you f5 repeatedly

TheFandangler said...

Gladly.

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demondg1 said...

Criticism on Flashblog.

- Sound effects. Lame. Distracting. Not needed. Get rid of them.
- The gold. It's too dark. Especially with the gradient. Try use something lighter. Perhaps #EFE7D0.
- Highlighted navigation tab. The black text on the gold/black gradient is kind of hard to read. Perhaps trying a shade of gray.
- Fonts used on the Schedule. While it is a cool font, it not the easiest to read when stuffed in there. Perhaps a font with a thinner profile.
- Storeblog button. I'd repace it with a graphical banner highlighting the kick ass designs you've got. I'd also update it to show off new designs that have been added.

Don't mean to get picky. But I design sites for a living, and every little detail tends to stick out like a sore thumb to me.

Feel free to tell me to piss off. Keep up the good work.

Dan said...

racing stripe = kick ass

maybe whenever we play dallas the sound could be the song "it's raining men" for sean avery

perhaps a scoreboard at the top as well?

shawnawwwesome said...

Racing stripes are what was. Go with flames. The ladies love painted-on flames.

You could also put the Charlie "do it" logo in there somewhere, but don't make him look so damn seductive this time.

Rick M. said...

Speed holes.

Pensblog Staff said...

fandang, the file would be 1.5 megs.
imageshack is pissed about me uploading it for some reason.
but it was and can be done.
too lazy to go edit the .mp3.

demon, you toed the line beautifully on not jobbing the layout or anything of creative value while pinpointing aesthetic miscues which are glaring to a trained eye such as yours.

give us a pass on the schedule, since we're in process of changing that font anyway.
That cracked font is cool, but only when used in moderation.

sound effects are peacing out, lightening the dark gold gradient, implementing an ever-changing "recent news" thing that will highlight storeblog.

The font we use throughout mostly the whole thing is "Blue Highway."
It's the closest we could find to the myriad pro font, which is a commercial one.

Go pens

Pensblog Staff said...

new flash sans sound is uploading

TheFandangler said...

It's cool. It was just a suggestion, I talked myself out of cutting my wrist. No sound is just fine.

At least it can be done. I could see busting it out on game days to go along with a scoreboard for an upcoming game or something.

Jonny Van Mundegaarde said...

demondg1 brings it.

PittHockey said...

I'm opposed to the sound effects.

or at least the typing ones.
if there's little clickable bonus effects, those are fine.

otherwise it just gets annoying.

threshhold9k said...

I didn't realize I wasn't allowed to post without your approval massa. Why do you keep bringing it up? Are you desparetly seeking the approval of a comments section in a sports blog(albeit a great one)in order to feel like you've achieved something today? Are that much of a douche that if someone might post something lame, you'll run them off c-blog if you disagree with them?

jefe penguino said...

i say scrap flashblog altogether and replace it with girls on trampolines.

TheFandangler said...

ziggy zoggie, ziggy zoggie, oi oi oi!

Now, girls on trampolines.

eileenover said...

I wouldn't know because I still can't get my damn Flash Player to load.

shawnawwwesome said...

Is it just me, or is the site logo hiding behindt the nav bar whenever you go back to "News" from another section?

I got no room to talk, though. Paul Long doing the news used to send me into hiding back in the day. His voice sent shivers.

Rage said...

@threshold-While I am no one's "massa", I brought it up again because only once before on this or any other blog, have I been assailed by a more blinding headache-inducing inane statement like that and I wasn't quite ready to let it go...but you're right. I really should have let it pass. You win. Now go away before your parents find out that you're on their computer.

TheFandangler said...

Shawna:

They may still be working on it. I noticed it as well.

Pensblog Staff said...

good call, shawn.

you put dots on a timeline and tell flash, hey, move this image from this dot to this dot in X-amount frames.

Forgot that one when i moved shit around

eileenover said...

I think shawnawwwsome is a male fandang.

TheFandangler said...

Either way... lol.

They'll get it... maybe.

shawnawwwesome said...

I'll take that as a compliment. So will fandang, if he has any sense.

Now let's get on adding those flames.

threshhold9k said...

Dear Rage;

You're right it was inane and headache inducing. I forgot about your venerable wisdom you shit upon this comment section. How old are you anyways? Who do you think you are? God's gift to humanity and you can't be bothered by maybe once a day posters like me because you're time is just so precious. Fuck you. If you don't want to read, skip it. You're whats wrong with c-blog. It's pricks like you that ruin c-blog for making people scared to post anything for fear they'll be crucified just because some high and mighty twat disagrees with them.

Matt Betush said...

flashblog goodblog. just would like to scroll months in the schedule. but in the grand scheme of things, why so serious?

J.S. said...

so Jschiff isn't unibomber '08?

P.O. said...

flashblog is tight


that is all

TheFandangler said...

Watch the sportscentre minute on TSN. Pens shirt sighting.

Sweetness.

Rage said...

@Thresh- You have every right to post anything on any blog you like. You don't need anyone's permission to do anything...just like I don't need anyone's approval, HOWEVER, when you make a metal gear solid reference on a hockey blog...c'mon now...surely you had to see it coming didn't you? As for my wisdom shitting..I do that all over the place, my friend, not just on this blog, but hopefully the immodium will start kicking in any time now. Your concern is very kind.

BlacknGold66 said...

This post has to be added to the "Best Of" section.


FHJKAS:FHJKDGHJ:!!!!

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Rick M. said...

As per thefandangler's suggestion, from TSN's SportsCentre Minute:
THIS

KaylaJ said...

glad to see i'm not the only one who thinks that sound is/was kinda annoying (not sure if its still up as my sound is off).

and will the head to head match up be back when the season starts? i always loved that since it was easy to see who and what time quickly without having to go thru multiple links.

other than that, i'm not creative

Annie said...

I'm rereading all the cblog comments from the "fdgsdf" post. Good memories. If I could bottle how I felt after that game, I'd take it every day.

I wonder if anything will come of the 19:25 shirt idea...

TheFandangler said...

Thanks Rick,

nice touch.

Flyer Hater said...

BNG, agreed on fhhslsslj.

One of the top 5 moments in my life.

Jonny Van Mundegaarde said...

shawnawwesome, Paul Long was greatness. Whoever did his impression on the old Paulsen and Krenn morning show was money.

Great idea on the greatest posts, BnG, people won't know what the hell it is until they look at the date and time post.

Rage, if threshold's idea was one of the most headache inducing you've seen here, you obviously haven't been here long.

DC said...

Man, that meltmyjackoff shit isn't even worth linking. I feel awful just giving their site hits.

Anyways, this is my first post, though I've been keeping up with the page for a while.

Does anybody know if the Pens have ever had a televised preseason game?

Krenn did most of the impressions at DVE. Though I'm not sure if he specifically did Long, chances are good that he did.

eileenover said...

I was doing that too Annie. What a game that was.

eileenover said...

@dc

They had televised pre-season games last year. At least they did on FSN.

DC said...

eileen, thanks.

thats surprising to me. I feel lame for not knowing that and missing them, but that won't happen this year.

shawnawwwesome said...

@Johnny Van - Agreed on Long. His voice was the gravity that kept the news from getting away from us and floating off into space.

Did that sentence make sense? No, but it sounds so good I'm spray painting it on Mike Clark's garage door.

This most recent mask controversy reminds me of the time I suggested rainbows and unicorns for Andy Moog's mask. Hell, I was young and didn't know any better. (Although I still think Andy could've pulled that off.)

hockeyfan0012 said...

i was thinking that you could keep the recent news tab, and what you could do is lengthen it to like 10 or whatev and just put the last post in it, and only have the most recent post come up on the page, instead of 200 posts on one page. doing this will probably help it load faster. oh and im not really a fan of sound effects...unless its like from a porn movie or something

I Have Kasparaitis said...

"unless its like from a porn movie or something"

*cue BNG66 saying Dying Alive will find it inappropriate for the work place*

brndlynn said...

Dicky looks naked without his "WWGRD" wristband.

Hip said...

I still think Dicky should get a WWSD bracelet. Just for shits and giggles.

akus said...

Stripe?

I would rather see Charlie strip, since i don't see a stripe.


tPB is still hiding behind the news.


Never missed the sound effects since i never have my speakers on.


threshhold9, i am not a gamer so wasn't sure what Solid Snake and Revolver Ocelot, thanks to Al Gore i do now. It would be interesting on Sanford's mask.



Phelps.
DO IT

eileenover said...

Phelps greatest Olympian of all time!!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

J.S. said...

chinese girl #326 on the vault = buries it

J.S. said...

here's a partial of what's going on the side of my Sanford mask.

clicky

eileenover said...

Those Chinese girls all look about 8 years old.

J.S. said...

@dc, have they ever broadcast a preseason game? I know last year they didn't, unless it was Pittsburgh local. Ever, as in ever? I'm sure at one time they might have.

Beverly Hills Chihuahuahua - potential for 2008's Worst Movie Of The Year.

Ally said...

Eileen -

You mean the girls implicated in this story?

Jonny Van Mundegaarde said...

If Andy would have rainbows and unicorns, Rejean Lemelin would have to have a cowboy riding atop a Tyrannosaurus with a flamethrower in his hand on one side, and a Polar bear riding a motorcycle with a frogman manning a .50 cal in the sidecar on the other side. He was that bad-ass


The Metal Gear series is def. one of my top 3 of all time. Great story.

Jonny Van Mundegaarde said...

Brock Samson has some crazy dreams, man.

eileenover said...

@Ally

Yep. The one announcer said one of them could walk under the balance beam.

I Have Kasparaitis said...

@Eileen: I know stupid passports spread more lies ...

At least other teams don't do that ...

Random thought: Nastia's Dad looks like Marty Straka ...

brndlynn said...

i cant help but think of this whenever I watch Olympic gymnastics.

akus said...

@js,

I am not sure what is funnier, Your clicky or reading the comments from,
fdgsdf.

....ACBly design said...

I'd have sex with fleury, and let hal gill watch.

HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
6/03/2008 12:58 AM

J.S. said...

That clip never gets old. I did a google search on him, and dude has no other claim to fame aside from chestbumping that horse. Not even a "Where are they now?" on him.

That Chinese team might be 16 years old total, between all the teammates. Not a one of them looks older enough to start grade school.

J.S. said...

"looks older enough..."

and the Chinese gymnasts probably speak or write better English too.

Hip said...

phelps gives USA like a two length lead

unreal

brndlynn said...

Phelps is freaking ridiculous. they're having trouble even keeping the other swimmers in the camera.

Jonny Van Mundegaarde said...

Last night during volleyball, one of the announcers mentioned that one team "out-physicalled" the other team.

Yeah.

akus said...

11 GOLD..


World Record line can't even keep up with the USA swim team

brndlynn said...

"out-physicalled" is probably one of my new favorite words. you know errey or steigy will probably end up saying it this season.

eileenover said...

I think I could've swam in that relay and we still would've won. That was hilarious. The other countries must hate us right now.

brndlynn said...

if the little chinese girl on the beam right now is actually 16 then i'll shave my head and move into convent. my god - i feel like i could be her mother she looks so young.

Flyer Hater said...

I could have floated in the water for USA and still got the gold.

Maria said...

I can't believe what I just witnessed.

The World=STUNNED.

J.S. said...

I think the 8th place team just finised.

Maria said...

Brandi, I'd be surprised if she was even 13.

brndlynn said...

@ js : i think they still have another swimmer. lol.

Kenny Bania said...

Mens 4X200 obliterates the world record and the French are nowhere to be seen, I'M TELLING YOU THIS IS
GOLD JERRY! GOLD !!

eileenover said...

I think the one Chinese girl is still waiting for a tooth to come in!

Jonny Van Mundegaarde said...

Some of those Chinese gymnasts were zygotes no less than 12 years ago.

StillsandNash said...

For the stats you should do the thing with the jersey number again

Flyer Hater said...

I haven't seen this type of performance from the Chinese Gymnastic team since the preschool picnic.

eileenover said...

Shawn Johnson is a BEAST. If she doesn't win the all-around competition I'll be stunned.

J.S. said...

The French = fail

one more motivator

shawnawwwesome said...

China/US showdown.

It's go-time.

---

I have no artistic talent, but check out the winning Sanford mask, if you dare!

Jonny Van Mundegaarde said...

Damn I feel bad for her.

eileenover said...

I hate how they keep the camera on people when you know they're a second away from breaking down. Really nice.

J.S. said...

that's back to back gymnasts that stepped out.

I don't think that mat is legal size.

Hip said...

dude your heart just has to go out to that Alicia chick

I mean, chances are China had it anyways, but she'll just remember taking her team right out of it all

eileenover said...

I hate how our team always seems to screw something up. Every time.

eileenover said...

Even Shawn freaking Johnson went out of bounds. She just doesn't do that. Sorry, I'm really into gymnastics.

Wilson said...

Epic French collapses:

Waterloo 1815
Sedan 1870
Paris 1940
Jean van de Velde, Carnoustie 1999
Euro 2008 (Netherlands 4, France 1)
French swim team, Beijing Olympics,2008

Jonny Van Mundegaarde said...

I guess it's easy to find 5 outstanding gymnasts out of a billion people

Flyer Hater said...

It's time for someone to bind their feet.

Wilson said...

"I hate how our team always seems to screw something up. Every time."

True enough Eileen, but then again they are American kids and for as much as they practice, they do have lives, not like these Chinese who have been in Gymnastics Gulag since the age of 3 (and now that they're 9, they're in the Olympics!)

eileenover said...

FUCK

Maria said...

I guess it's easy to find 5 outstanding gymnasts out of a billion people

Especially when the government forces them to be outstanding.

Did you hear the announcers talking before the match started? The one girl wanted to go home to her parents and she wasn't allowed. That's kind of heartbreaking.

Flyer Hater said...

I think the US would have gone communist if Marx wrote in his manifesto that it would mean endless gymnastic titles.

debrisslide said...

I wish the girls on the Chinese gymnastics team had chosen to be on that team. It would have made their victory a lot more beautiful. They were nearly flawless, but the cost is too much in my opinion. Poor girls.

I Have Kasparaitis said...

Heartbreaker. I want to slap the cameramen ... Alicia almost crying means she can't because your sticking a camera down her throat, bastards. Stop feeding off her!! *yes, movie reference made because I have been watching it excessively*

Poor Nastia, Alicia, Shawn, Chelsea, and Sam ... still great.

I hope this doesn't mess Shawn up for later ... she's usually solid.

eileenover said...

Those damn toddlers don't deserve to win. And I'll tell you why. I'm guessing 99% of their team was forced into gymnastics by their parents. The announcer even said the one girl wanted to quit, but her parents wouldn't let her. The girls on the US team actually want to be gymnasts. They could quit if they wanted to. You can tell they actually out their hearts into it. The Chinese girls probably have to compete, or risk having their families killed or something like that. I'm sorry, but this really pisses me off.

At least we won the Silver, and don't live in a Communist country! Wooooo!

eileenover said...

I'm glad we're in agreement haha. Damn Commies.

Maria said...

Hahah eileen, calm down girl! It is frustrating though. I can't help but feel bad for those girls. Angelina Jolie should adopt them all.

I Have Kasparaitis said...

Scott Gordan is new Islanders coach according to TSN

eileenover said...

Sorry Maria haha. It just reminds me of when the USSR won everything. Granted, I wasn't even alive, but Communism just ruins things like this.

I Have Kasparaitis said...

pardon: Gordon

Wilson said...

new post.
WOOT!

Party of Ruutu said...

Staff,

How would I get back to the original section, the one that has the next games?

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