An aging Mr. FishDuck cannot change his look, but he can change the theme or appearance of the site! The photo above was taken at a UO Job Fair four years ago and I’m seated with Pat Pannu, who wrote over 100 articles for FishDuck.com over her college career. I enjoyed working with her and with another Job Fair coming up this week–the picture was a pleasant memory.
Why the big change? To better accommodate the growing mobile use (cell phones and pads) that are now on the site more than desktops. You will note the “slider” at the top of the home page is gone so that you don’t have to wait five seconds for each of the last six articles to sweep past–you can quickly scroll down and see what you have missed in recent articles. Handy!
All of the items in the margins, or widgets have been discarded because on mobile they were just being stacked up in one column anyway, so we replaced all the links that can now be found on the upper and lower toolbar. Cool!
You won’t see many ads either as we made almost nothing on them anyway, so they are at the bottom of the one column.
One thing I like is how everything is more efficient, and the tremendous pictures given to us by FishDuck.com photographers really pop with their vivid colors. You will note also that the green in the margins is not the current candy-apple green, but the rich green of yesteryear. And besides–I am sure this color will rotate around again!
Something that all of us who write who have to get accustomed to is how we will now be placing pictures differently than before–again to work best with the majority on mobile devises. There will be a touch fewer pictures, but they will be bigger and take up the entire space as opposed being on one side or the other.
Do know we have a number of tweaks to do yet–some links that aren’t right, little things that will be corrected in the next day or so.
And if you are retired and looking to fill a few hours–let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org as we could use a hand on occasion. Always a lot of details to have articles up every day!
As reported before–the changes referred to about becoming a subscription site are postponed indefinitely, if at all. Enjoy this free site and let’s make the most of it!
Thanks again for your patience, and most of all–thanks so much for the incredible discussions we have in the comments. If you haven’t taken part, do give it a try as I enjoy learning from all of you and we are the only GUARANTEED TROLL-FREE Oregon website.
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Charles Fischer (FishDuck)
Eugene, Oregon Top Photo by Ashley Young
Charles Fischer has been an intense fan of the Ducks, a season ticket holder at Autzen Stadium for 35 years and has written reports on football boards for over 23 years. Known as “FishDuck” on those boards, he is acknowledged for providing intense detail in his scrimmage reports and in his Xs and Os play analyses. He and his wife Lois, have a daughter Christine, reside in Eugene Oregon, where he was a Financial Advisor for 36 years and now focuses full-time on Charitable Planned Giving Workshops for churches and non-profit organizations.
He does not profess to be a coach or analyst, but simply a “hack” that enjoys sharing what he has learned and invites others to correct or add to this body of Oregon Football! See More…
FishDuck Going to Articles on Monday and Tuesday Only…
Our off-season schedule begins, and we move from publishing articles seven days a week to Mondays and Tuesdays only. Same great group of writers, and we will have an article on other days on occasion.
The Our Beloved Ducks Forum (OBD) is where we we discuss the article above and many more topics, as it is so much easier in a message board format over there. At the free OBD forum we will be posting Oregon Sports article links, the daily Press Releases from the Athletic Department and the news coming out every day.
Our 33 rules at the free OBD Forum can be summarized to this: 1) be polite and respectful, 2) do not tell anyone what to think, feel or write, and 3) no reference of any kind to politics. Easy-peasy!
OBD Forum members….we got your back. No Trolls Allowed!