Small Site Update

It’s been a slow hockey week in regards to the New York Islanders. There hasn’t really been too much to recap that hasn’t been spoken about elsewhere already. I have not forgotten about the site, I’ve just been using the downtime to relax and catch up on some “house cleaning”.

If you haven’t notced already, the comment area of the site may look a bit different. I have never been happy with the format honestly, I was just too caught up in other things to bother changing it. The biggest change is the addition of Gravatars.

What is a gravatar?

A gravatar, or globally recognized avatar, is quite simply an image that follows you from site to site appearing beside your name when you do things. Avatars help identify your posts on blogs and web forums, so why not on any site?

How do I get a gravatar?

Signing up for a Gravatar.com account is FREE, and all that’s required is your email address. Once you’ve signed up you can upload your avatar image and soon after you’ll start seeing it on gravatar enabled sites!

Obviously to make your image show up, you need to be registered, but the benefit is that it follows you around the web which is a plus. The only caveat is that you comment with the same email address that you register your avatar with – otherwise my default Isles logo will show up for every poster without a gravatar of their own.

I also made several smaller changes. The poster’s name was always after the time and date stamp. I corrected it and gave the author name it’s own line. I then changed the date format to the correct region – it’s a pet peeve of mine. I have some other plans for the site this week and I think I finally nailed down the gallery issue too.

Check out the new comment features and give them a whirl!

I should have two large posts up in the near future, one of which I have reserved for Lighthouse Hockey. Just a reminder too, Islesblogger will be live from Montreal for this years Entry Draft!!

Michael Schuerlein


  1. Smoooth updates. I will check out this gravatar thing.

    Know what you mean with the house cleaning. Was thinking yesterday, “There’s a lot I should be doing, now that the season is over.” Then I realized I’m still watching two playoff games per night whenever possible!

  2. Not that either of you have an iPhone (Dom may…) but I finally got around to updating the mobile version of my site to also have Gravatars.

    Even better, I finally figured out how to scale the images so it doesn’t throw off the mobile page width.

    Now I just need to find something to blog about…..

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