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Welcome to the new Kings Herald layout!

We hope you like the new digs.

Welcome to the new version of The Kings Herald! If you look around you will notice a few new changes to the site.

Let's discuss it.

Wait, first clear your browser cache.

Ok, now let's discuss it.

We wanted to streamline the layout a little more for everyone, beginning with the header.

All of the header buttons are now within the top banner to give a more cohesive feel. You will also notice a new feature in the header: a search function. You can now search for players and news in our archive. You will also see a new button for Podcasts that links to a page where all of our past podcasts are housed. On mobile the menu is now a drop down.

Oh, and hey, look at that, we have a breaking news banner!

At the top of the homepage you will notice we have a highlight section for the top five stories on the site. We also now have the ability to move past stories into one of those top five slots so if a story has a lot of comments from you all we may move it back up to the top of the site.

Moving down the homepage, you will notice that the rest of the stories are formatted in a more €œarchive€ layout rather than the stacked boxes in the old layout. This allows you to scroll through more reading options quickly. On the right column (on desktop and at the bottom of the mobile version) there is a sign up for our newsletter (sign up if you haven't!) as well as our latest featured video.

And underneath this you will see a new feature we are really excited about. Our Top Comments section will allow you to see which of your comments got the most votes, which comment threads are the most active, which articles got the most comments and which users are the most active (it is based on the previous week).

Scroll down to the bottom of the page and notice the footer has been redesigned also.

We also have added two new user badges. One is for those of you who publish an article on the site (you can submit story ideas on the Reader Submissions tab.)

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The other badge is a thank you to all who registered on the day we launched in April. So, if you did, you should have this badge now next to your name in the comments.

Speaking of April, we just surpassed our sixth-month anniversary last week and we couldn't be more thankful for how this community has come together (again) and helped us build our new home. To our Patrons €“ a huge thank you! We are able to make updates like these, and a few we made on the admin side as part of this new rollout, because of your support. And as we have said before, changes and additions will continue to happen to make sure you have a good experience on the site.

Thank you all for the support and for reading.

Oh, and we have a few other surprises in store over the next couple of weeks we are looking forward to rolling out so stay tuned!

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kfipp
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October 29, 2020 8:51 am

Love it!

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October 29, 2020 9:10 am

Well done, peeps.
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October 29, 2020 9:14 am

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Amazing work, you guys!

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October 29, 2020 9:17 am

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October 29, 2020 9:28 am

Looks good.

Nothing to add, just wanted to see if I get an OG badge. That would be cool.

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October 29, 2020 9:29 am
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Niiiiiiiice 🙂

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October 29, 2020 9:29 am

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October 29, 2020 9:36 am

Looking good around here!

johnnyi
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October 29, 2020 9:36 am

Guys, well done. This is a far more usable layout. I work on a web dev team and have been around usability discussions, so have some feel for it. Good work.

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October 29, 2020 9:44 am

Looks great.

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October 29, 2020 9:48 am

Big improvement looks wise on my phone.

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October 29, 2020 10:00 am

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October 29, 2020 10:03 am

Nice touch. Any sign of an iPhone app yet?

Not greedy, just curious…

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October 29, 2020 10:07 am

When I click on the “my comments” drop down on the non-mobile site I get redirected to the front page. Is it just me?
Otherwise, I’m digging the new TKH look. Well done!

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October 29, 2020 10:55 am
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I get the same thing, but maybe that’s because I don’t comment very often. None in the last few weeks before today.

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October 29, 2020 1:31 pm
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October 29, 2020 3:40 pm
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And they avoided the Man!
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October 29, 2020 10:08 am

Great work!

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October 29, 2020 10:11 am

Blake has been crushing it on this site from the jump. We’re so lucky to have him.

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October 29, 2020 10:23 am

Not resting on your laurels, working to improve your product?
You should get a premature extension, guys. Well done.

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October 29, 2020 11:02 am

A little help? When you read through all the comments of an article and you’re scrolled all the way down, how do you get back to the front page? Do you just use the back button? Could we make the logo in the new footer a link back to the front page?

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October 29, 2020 11:09 am

€œThis better than a filterless Camel.€

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October 29, 2020 11:10 am

I don’t like it.

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I LOVE IT!!!

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October 29, 2020 11:27 am

Thank you all for improving upon your great work!

AP photo – pictured: Blake Ellington of The Kings Herald
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October 29, 2020 2:04 pm
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Some of us are OG .. so this new stuff .. yip
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October 29, 2020 9:51 pm
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I thought you were an OG, too? Shouldn’t you have a badge, ZillersCat?

TheRaven
October 29, 2020 12:10 pm

Looks good. My only suggestion as a personal preference of mine is to see a date/time for each story on the front page. It has it once you click through to each story, but seeing it on the front page makes it easy to see what is new/timely, especially if I haven’t been to the site in a day or two and may have forgotten which articles I had already read.

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October 29, 2020 12:29 pm

Want to see if I have the OG badge. And the verdict is….*drum roll*…

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October 29, 2020 12:29 pm
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Yeaaaaaah!!!! Woo hoo!

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October 29, 2020 1:28 pm

Looks great, thanks for keeping the fan blog alive and continuing to make it better than ever!

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October 29, 2020 2:23 pm

TKH is the most impressive part of 2020, although the bar IS pretty low. 🤪

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October 29, 2020 3:06 pm
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banned

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October 29, 2020 11:39 pm
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Flagged. Am I doing this right?

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October 29, 2020 3:09 pm

I love how this looks, and it is much easier to navigate. Excellent work everyone.

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October 29, 2020 3:15 pm

Alright alright alright.

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October 29, 2020 3:36 pm

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NoRedJerseys
October 29, 2020 6:47 pm

Great update! Really, really appreciate the work.

My only suggestion/critique (as someone using the desktop website) is that there is a lot of empty white space above the banner. I would move the “The Kings Herald” lettering into the purple banner and move the banner up to the top of the screen. This would economize on vertical space and feature more of the content below.

DougChristieKO
October 29, 2020 8:39 pm

Could we have the ability to create fanposts/fanshots?

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October 29, 2020 11:37 pm

Dark mode next! Dew it!

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October 30, 2020 11:13 am

You guys are doing an excellent job. Building sites aren’t easy, but you’re pulling it off nicely.

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October 31, 2020 12:35 am

Nice

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November 1, 2020 9:27 am

Site readers (any site, any time there’s a redesign): ARGHGHGH I HATE THE NEW LAYOUT
Next time there’s a site redesign: ARGHGHGH THE OLD DESIGN WAS SO MUCH BETTER

Good work, folks!

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