I reset the FAAB balances for the 2016 season. American League gets some additional amounts for the category winners.
This completes 99% of the make-over of the site. All of the modern web browsing technologies are in place and functioning. It should be all maintenance from here.
I spent some time today removing the footer and moving the three links to the navbar at the top of the page. Inspiration came from an investment newsletter. The instructions within the footer have been moved to the Q&A link. This makes it easier to be more verbose and to make changes later. The History link has been repurposed into a Blog button. The concept as well as the content is the same, but I suspect this is reading more like a blog page than a history of versions page. Finally the Change Request button has been moved to the top row navigation bar. While it looked fine in the lower right, it looks slightly better to have all of the buttons together.
I suspect the main page is now “complete” and very few changes will be coming.
The next major task is to complete the Udemy class and learn enough MySQL to develop a table for the FAAB transactions and to query and display the results. I also want the results to have a link for each owner to show the details of the transactions. Given that it is the middle of February, that seems ambitious.
A large upgrade to the main page was completed today. The two FAAB links have been replaced by drop menus for the two baseball leagues. The concept came from Randall who wanted the 2015 draft tables placed in order. It occurred to me that I no longer need to have the Google Sites page if I am reviving this site. Today, I created the American League Minors Draft page, the American League Reserves Draft page, and the National League Reserves Draft page.
Quite a few revisions since Thursday. Our provider wasn’t responsive enough regarding some errors on the Super Bowl Squares, so I decided to create my own. There is a new button on the navigation row. The grid has two forms — one for selecting squares and one for the points of each team (the grid). The code is structured so that I need to enter the score for each quarter, figure out the winner of that quarter, modify the finances, and upload. This has made it convenient and easy to coordinate. Hopefully all of my users have a modern browser that can handle the rotated text.
I removed the text based branding, The Commish’s Database, and replaced it with my favorite gif. I’ve always like ballparks when they are dressed with bunting. It doesn’t hurt that it adds a splash of color to the homepage as well. I hope to add other usability features in the coming weeks.
Week 20 results have been posted. I also made a correction by removing the Playoff Pickem game and including those weeks in the totals.
The Week 19 Transactions have been entered for the Cactus League. There were two but this impacted all of the in-season finances.