7.06.2007

We are all...part of the machine

In case you missed it, the NHL seized the canucks.com property (yesterday maybe) and squeezed it into its league mandated all too sexy web template to remove any iota of creativity and expression at the team level. Then again, from a seizure-inducing standpoint, it could always be worse...

7 comments:

Rinslet said...

Yeah, i don't mind the new layout. In fact, I love it. XD

Knotwurth Mentioning said...

I like the mandated one they have. It's quite attractive. But what really gets me is the fact that they are mandating Flash photo galleries, which make it a pain to grab photos from the site to post to the blog. And after I went to the effort of trying to give them credit for supplying me with a wealth of photos, too! Now I have to search Google to get something half-decent, while they localize their pics on their team sites. Blah.

Rinslet said...

knotwurth mentioning: I believe the canucks.com team will still keep saveable photos in their insider features. Don't take my word for it, though, but based on the new articles they have currently, they're still allowing a direct link to their photos.

Don't know how long it will last... but for now you'd still be allowed to.

Knotwurth Mentioning said...

Yeah, the insider's a pretty good source. Unfortunately I don't really feel like subscribing to the Insider for all 30 teams just to get at "exclusive" photos. :( (my hockey blog is on all of the NHL, not just the Canucks, despite the fact that I simply adore Vancouver!)

Rinslet said...

knotwurth mentioning: I'm not talking about the inside edge. I'm talking about "News > Insider" :3 The articles in that section has always contained "clickable" and "Saveable" photos, so I'm hoping that part of Insider stays.

Mike said...

I see the fan blog is gone. Or simply not working. That makes it hard for me to contribute! Then again Nonis needs to make some more moves to get me writing anyway!

Knotwurth Mentioning said...

Sorry, Rinslet! Didn't even know that link existed!

Hope it stays! :)