Fox is definitely the creative force behind this site. I’m more the nuts and bolts guy. What I’m currently excited about is the Google map I just added—easily accessible by the giant “Map” button in the top nav. What really interests me is that on the surface, it is a very simple interface to work with: search for address, edit entry, save to map, copy/paste code to main site and it’s done. However, with just the standard controls, there’s not much customization I can do. But doesn’t mean there’s none to be done.
After very little research, it seems there’s a lot I can do if I ditch the iFrame and dig into the API. Powerful stuff, but the possibility of a steep learning curve looms and I don’t want to lose the ease of use of the drag-and-drop interface; we have a lot of tournies to enter every month, and having to manually code each one of them would be infeasible. Still, it won’t be a waste to dig into it just a little deeper and see what the possibilities are.
The social tools install has been relatively easy. The template we’re using, though butt-ugly out of the box, has a lot of built in features I like, including some that are huge time-savers when integrating with sites like Facebook and Twitter. Adjusting the look of a site is both easy and something I quite enjoy doing. Hand-coding a bunch of features I need can sometimes feel like reinventing a very complicated wheel. Had to do a little php tweaking to get the social code on the front page, but nothing time-consuming or complex.