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New York Islanders Site Design

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So, late in 2010, my boss came to me saying that that he and I had to design the skin for the New York Islanders official website. He was gonna do a mockup, and asked me to do one as well. Turns out he didn't have time to do his, so we used mine!

Pretty crazy that this fell into my lap, but here it is - this is currently live on their site with different backgrounds every time you visit the site. Getting the design approved took less than a week (!). Getting it actually on NYI's highly encrypted overly protected CMS took months and many ridiculous phone calls. Of course it was only until AFTER it went live that we had to change stuff, but mostly regarding what players were to be used and which ones we had to take off due to roster moves.

This design was live for the 2010 - 2011 season, but then was redesigned by in-house staff... Not to toot my own horn, but the new black design kinda sucks. At least they kept my shiny button, but with the worst text they could possibly put on a call out...
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Pinwizkid's avatar
Thanks friend. The Islanders recently updated their own site without telling us and after a quick meeting we are already fixing it!

Love your work.
JohnVichlenski's avatar
Thanks for this great design.. I am a huge Islanders fan from Long Island and every time I check their site, I love to look at the beautiful graphics that you've created. Keep up the good work! :D
Pinwizkid's avatar
Thanks so much man! I appreciate the comments and the fav - hopefully they figure things out and the team doesn't have to move!
JohnVichlenski's avatar
No problem!
Yeah the Isles desperately need a new arena!!! Hopefully something will be built before 2015 when their lease is up.
Keep up the good work :thumbsup:
Its-Matt's avatar
This design is unreal and the opportunity must have been super exciting. Grats and well done my friend.
Pinwizkid's avatar
Thanks man! In the effort of remaining modest, I should point out that I did not design the module layout - that is set by the NHL and has to be consistent for each NHL site. Basically I just designed the header, the wings, and the colors throughout the modules with help from my boss.
Its-Matt's avatar
Ha still lovin' it!
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