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New look for calgaryflames.com

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames
If you are here, you've probably noticed that calgaryflames.com has a new look.


So rejoice Flames fans, along with the new look comes plenty of new power for surfing.

There are tons of upgrades on the site, including a new search box, more content on the homepage easier navigation to find our video features, photo galleries and special sections.

Our pictures are bigger. Our photo galleries are bigger. Our news stories will contain cool widgets called media boxes featuring quick play video and photos of players.
More cool gadgets like video in stories

In a nutshell, calgaryflames.com is now more robust and will continue to evolve as the season approaches -- we aren't even close to done tweaking yet. There are programs on this new website that we haven't even turned on yet!

As part of the re-design and re-launch of the site, we have also beefed up our social networking area. We like to think of it as a place where Flames fans -- and all hockey fans -- can meet, greet,  discuss and debate hockey. We also want you to use it  as an online  place where you can organize any Flames related activity, big or small.

As the NHL and the 30 teams continue to roll out new sites, more teams will have a similar social networking area, but we are the first through the system for a new message board and new community meeting place -- appropriately named the C of Red.

Because we were the first to launch this cool new application, we were also the first to experience the bugs that come in any transfer. We continue to work through the bugs -- we can see light at the end of the tunnel and continue to listen to our community members and their suggestions for improvement.

We appreciate your patience in the move to our new social platform and promise we will have it right very shortly!
C of Red social networking

It's a great tool. You, our fans, can upload video, upload photos, write blogs, hit the message board, send private messages and more.

And you are linked into all the other NHL sites as we have instituted what is known as "single sign-on" across the NHL network. That means that, once you are logged in, you are logged in across all 30 teams and NHL.com. Pretty sweet! There are more than 15,000 active members in the community already, so come on and join the party!

Click on over to the C of Red and take a tour. In early September, we are going to launch a contest and give away a prize a day for 30 days to old and new members. All you have to do is register to be eligible for a daily prize -- Flames swag and official Flames jerseys, including a Miikka Kiprusoff and a Jarome Iginla jersey!

As we get closer to the start of the regular season we will be doing more with calgaryflames.com like adding special guest bloggers, more video and more information. We're growing, for sure.

You may find a few gltiches as you tour our new site. We are in the process of tweaking and refining to give you the best experience possible. If you find something we have missed, drop us a line at editor@calgaryflames.com and we'll take a look.

Thanks for being a Flames fan, we really hope you enjoy the new site.
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