Redleg Nation 2.0

I’m ready to let you in on a little secret we’ve been keeping.

Over the last few weeks, we have been busy redesigning Redleg Nation from the ground up. I’m very excited to announce that the new site will go live later this week.

This year will be the tenth season we have been covering the Reds at RN. In that time, the site has only been redesigned once, and certain things have become outdated and clunky about the current setup. If you participate in game threads, you know that we sometimes struggle with sluggish response times during heavy traffic, and occasionally the site even zonks out completely at the most inopportune moments.

Those days are behind us. I’m moving RN to a new, more stable host that can accommodate our ever-increasing number of visitors. More exciting, we are implementing a completely new design that we think you’ll love. I can’t wait to unveil Redleg Nation 2.0. I think you’re going to love it.

You’ll learn more about the new features as we roll everything out over the days leading up to Opening Day (and beyond). For now, there’s one thing I’ll need you to do. When the new site goes live, you will be required to re-register in order to comment. We are going to be importing much of the current site (in some form), but since we’re changing hosts, I’m unable to import your user names.

I hope you’ll agree that this is a small inconvenience. I can’t wait to see all of you at our new home later this week.

31 thoughts on “Redleg Nation 2.0

  1. As long as the folks who designed the new Enquirer site weren’t your mentors in this, I’m sure we will all continue to enjoy the site and appreciate the upgrade. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the time and effort.

    • Sounds great@OhioJim: Has the Enquirer website had issues? I don’t read their stuff ever since I implemented a self-imposed P-Doc ban. I like Fay, but I get enough from his twitter feed. I like their new design. It feels modern and intuitive to me.

  2. Woohoo, Can the new site field multiple positions?
    Does it hit left or right handed? Free agency is so scary.
    All kidding aside, KUDOS Chad!


    Let’s play ball!!!!

  3. Sounds great! Prepare for frustrating tech issues. I don’t think these things EVER go smoothly.

  4. Can’t wait to see it.

    I was thinking of changing my outdated user name anyway.?,

  5. I’ve always enjoyed the site, I was hoping the comments section would refresh automatically. But other than that its always fun chatting about the Reds. Looking forward to talking some baseball in 2014. Go Reds!

  6. Judging by past posts, Chad is one Reds 7 game losing streak away from shuttering the whole thing.

    Don’t take it for granted!!!

  7. Congratulations on year #10. This is an excellent site. Thanks to Chad, Jason, Steve, Bill, Richard, Greg, Chris, and Mr. Ring from Afghanistan for their hard work and contributing fine articles for discussion. Look forward to the new site and an exciting 2014 season. Hope “Down on the Farm” stays as a feature during the season. I also hope we hear “And this one belongs to the Reds” 90 plus times this year.

  8. Cool. Are you staying with the WordPress CMS or moving to a different CMS altogether?

  9. Thankful for this site during the tough times and even better, during the good times! How about quardruple awards this year. Redleg Nation receives best baseball blog/website. Billy the Kid for ROTY. Bruce and Votto tie for MVP. Bailey, Latos, and Cueto all vie for Cy Young! I know. I’m a dreamer…..but it IS still Spring training.

    • @hoosierdad: Dreaming is always good and a clean sweep for all four awards might (I definitely said might) be a pipe dream, but I don’t think any of the options mentioned is beyond reasonably possible, plausible or even probable. I’ll even throw Ludwick in for Comeback since we’re dreaming and it IS still spring training.

  10. The real question is can the Reds use Redleg Nation 1.x as a stopgap solution at shortstop?

  11. Have you moved to Amazon Web Services Chad? Whatever the changes, I am looking forward to them. Thanks for keeping the lights on and for all the work you all do on this site.

  12. New manager. New website design. Let’s get it started. Thank you, RN.

  13. Welcome to 2014? ……. Billy Hamilton ripped a leadoff home run tonight. Not like I expected, an inside-the-park variety, but a genuine watch-it-go homer. See Billy trot.

  14. Terrible day for Chapman…

    But a great day for RN. New design looks great guys.

    Now, let’s all pray Chapman is ok….

  15. Yeah! This redesign seems really nice and easy to use–high praise from a technophobic, misanthropic curmudgeon.

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