Welcome to Tatum, the Next Evolution of Eleven Warriors

By Jason Priestas on February 7, 2014 at 5:08a

Welcome to the new.

For the first time in four years, Eleven Warriors has new threads. The design you're seeing now is responsive, meaning it will adapt and look great however you're reading it – whether it be on your mobile device, a tablet, a desktop computer or even a television.

Beyond the redesign, the platform that powers Eleven Warriors has been reengineered to suit our and your needs. While the last iteration was a CMS that we often worked in vain to bend to our will, Tatum will work for us. Whether it's allowing us to publish more content to the front page (instead of relegating good stuff to Buckshots), giving us the tools to easily categorize some of our best stuff, or something as simple as getting breaking news to you quicker, we couldn't be more excited to be live after a year of research and development.

Take a few minutes to check things out – you'll find most things are in familiar places. While we have tested and tested, there will be bugs. There always are. If you come across a bug, please report it in this forum thread. We'll get on it with a quickness.

As always, we welcome your general feedback as well. Thanks again for reading, following and sharing.


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Geraffi's picture

Congrats 11W. Looks great!

+9 HS
WolverineKiller's picture

I just had to put on a clean pair of underwear.

Just Win.

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SwagstonMiller's picture

Looks great! Well done guys!

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cdubs's picture

We have the technology. Better. Faster. Stronger.

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GoBucks10's picture

Looks great, 11W!

"Because I couldn't go for three."  - Woody Hayes

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rosycheeks's picture

This has a very nice look to it. I don't like how the forums are buried, or at least that's my impression at first glance. However, there's always adjustment with something new, and I'll figure it out. One thing's for sure -- it's visually stunning!

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rosycheeks's picture

I stand somewhat corrected on this; there is a Recent Posts section in the bottom right, and that's what I'm used to. There just aren't as many as there used to be -- 5 now vs. probably a dozen previously.

I work in software implementation, so I'm familiar with dummies like me who cry wolf before they really take the time to get adjusted ;)

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Jason Priestas's picture

You may like this view, too.

Phoenix824's picture

Ok,.  so I liked that view....   How do I get it when I want it?    But I don't want it all the time

Phoenix824's picture

Ok,  never mind the dummy,   I just had to click forum at the top

BuckeyeRick's picture

Overall it looks nice, but I have to agree regarding the forums. The recent posts section on the bottom right of the home screen should be expanded to show a lot more than 5. 

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Cavluv23's picture

I just woke up to a whole bunch of amazing !!!!! This looks awesome !!! 

World travel is my passion spreading the word and grace of Ohio in every corner of the world . 

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Findog5's picture

Got up this morning to get my 11W fix and wow.  Looks awesome. Can't wait to check it all out. 

Raleigh Buckeye

acBuckeye's picture

We are 11W. All your recruits are belong to us!

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VBBuckeye's picture

I'm on my phone and this looks great! Congrats, guys!

bhardy22132's picture

Awesome!!! Love the new look!

Findog5's picture

I noticed a greater variety of advertising on the site.  Was this a change as well?  

Raleigh Buckeye

Baroclinicity's picture

On first glance, if companies could make their wholesale changes and upgrades as thorough and well thought out as this, the world would be a much better place.  Looks like all the i's have been dotted and t's crossed.  Love that.  

Said it before and I will say it again:  take a bow, Jason and company!

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

Buckeye_Ryan's picture

Looks fantastic on iOS! Great work, and great choice going with a responsive design - no better way to deliver content to all devices. 

Born a Buckeye, raised a Buckeye, will die a Buckeye.

BuckToAsT's picture

I was really confused when I first logged on.  Checking 11W has been a part of my morning routine for quite some time, and the new look threw me off.  This is awesome! Love the new site.  Great job!

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MN Buckeye's picture

I am adjusting quickly, and it looks great. I like that the typeface is easier to read, maybe it's just the larger type (damn I am getting old). 

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Denny's picture

It's a much more readable font. Not just your old eyes. 


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Run_Fido_Run's picture

The font looks really cool and is fairly readable, but if they were going for max readability, wouldn't serif font serve that purpose?

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Nick's picture

You can change the font face and size on any website by yourself :)

Buckeye80's picture

Looks great! 


Denny's picture

Jason, I must say: this new site most certainly does not make your ass look fat. 


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hodge's picture

You're totally lying.  

The things you do for brownie points...

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CALPOPPY's picture

#SOON became #NOW

Looks great! Great job, Jason and crew!

I'm a hurtin' buckaroo.

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JOhio1560's picture

Wow, nice job 

I'm not finished!  Before we let you leave, your commander must cross that field, present himself before this army, put his head between his legs, and kiss his own arse.

Mark's picture

Nice! Reading & posting from my iPhone while not having to zoom . It looks great, Jason.

SilverBullet33's picture

Whoa...fancy.  I wondered what getting crunk meant when I attempted to access the site earlier this morning.  Well done ladies and gentlemen.

Seattle Linga's picture

Chuck Norris once eat a whole bottle of sleeping pills and he only blinked once. 

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buckeyeradar's picture

Good work it makes my Kindle catch fire.  Now it will just take a few days for this old man to get used to the new format.  Thanks again. 

I may not be the sharpest crayon in the box but I'm one of the most colorful.

rolltribe2015's picture

This look amazing! Nice job 11w!

GoBucks713's picture

This is much better than the Bleacher Report April Fools layout a few years back!!!

-The Aristocrats!

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Normal Buck's picture

Mind blown.  Pretty sweet.

Nicholas Jervey's picture

I despise this redesign.

Oh, good! Sarcasm font still works!

Ceci n'est pas une signature.

CALPOPPY's picture

Too bad we can't make readers better understand sarcasm. That's still broken.

I'm a hurtin' buckaroo.

+8 HS
Unky Buck's picture

As I stated the other day..."Good sarcasm doesn't need italics" - Earle

Rock over London; Rock on Chicago. Timex: It takes a lickin' but keeps on tickin'

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Earle's picture

I was hoping against hope that italics would not work on the redesigned site. 

Snarkies gonna snark. 

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CALPOPPY's picture

That would be awesome. And awesomely horrible for all of the funny bickering and apologizing.

Maybe the site should have removed italics to balance the total comments lost about "fat-fingering" up votes.

I'm a hurtin' buckaroo.

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Unky Buck's picture

Italics are for emphasis.

So is it safe to say that your signature is not sarcastic or are you just being ironic? I think you should be more literal with it and say La cursiva es para el énfasis. You kill 2 birds with 1 stone there.

Rock over London; Rock on Chicago. Timex: It takes a lickin' but keeps on tickin'

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Earle's picture

I tried to italicize emphasis, but it wouldn't allow it.  The fact that the entire line ended up in italics is deliciously unintended irony.

Snarkies gonna snark. 

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buckeyedude's picture

Yes, but one cannot underline for emphasis, anymore.



CALPOPPY's picture

Idiot! Good point.

EDIT: The Idiot! is supposed to be strike-through (you know, for funsies). So read this just as Good point!

I'm a hurtin' buckaroo.

osubuck57's picture

This looks great!! You guys did an awesome job with the re-designs.


Grant Edgell's picture

Approval is when Urban gets dressed up for the unveiling.


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TimmyZ's picture

The new design looks amazing! Congrats to all involved in it's development and inception!!

Doesntwork's picture

i thought i got on the wrong site at first... very cool!

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buckeyedude's picture

The older I get, the less I like change. Oh well. I once worked for an employer that said, "If you're not changing, you're falling behind." There is a certain amount of truth to that. It is pretty cool though. Good job guys. I still love this website.



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Unky Buck's picture

Definitely looking rather slick. I think this may be another way to attract the ladies.


Rock over London; Rock on Chicago. Timex: It takes a lickin' but keeps on tickin'

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rdubs's picture

Extremely subtle, but I love how the state of Ohio turns scarlet when you hover over the 11W logo at the top.  The attention to detail is amazing.

+5 HS
tennbuckeye19's picture

Damn. I thought that feature was just for me.

AndyVance's picture

Premium content, eh?

+1 HS
chili96's picture

Looks great on my ipad mini, love the new font, very readable.

BullCityBuckeye's picture

Wow.  Impressive.  Most impressive.  

otrain2416's picture

Wow nice work guys very fancy. 

We were born to love Ohio State and hate that team up north.

SOF_Buckeye's picture

One thing I've noticed...I don't see the 'new comments' on and article/post. I always liked to go directly to new comments on previously read posts to keep up with the conversation. I don't see that now.

"The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender." Woody Hayes

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buckz4evr's picture

I agree.  I will sadly miss this feature if they don't bring it back

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Jason Priestas's picture

We'll add these. Forgot them among the 8 million other things we were tracking.

SOF_Buckeye's picture

No worries Jason; all new web designs get broken in this way. I'm already seeing things I thought were missing. My homeostatic nature notwithstanding, we'll all get through this it will  be second nature before we know it. Cheers!

"The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender." Woody Hayes

buckz4evr's picture

I LOVE the new search feature.  I just tried it and it works great

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Nappy's picture

First thing I tried as well.  I can finally read One Day In September without looking all over for it.

I never saw a football player make a tackle with a smile on his face

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Nappy's picture

Normally I hate change.  But as usual you guys knocked this out of the park.  Well done.

I never saw a football player make a tackle with a smile on his face

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Mix's picture

Is there a way to switch from mobile to desktop version?


Edincostarica's picture

Looks great! Very professional indeed. Stylish and easy to read/navigate.


Alpo's picture

I knew something was afoot late last night when I was unable to log on. There was a blurry picture of fans wearing scarlet n' gray and a title saying "Big things coming". Congrats guys, the site looks good and I'll adapt accordingly.

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Poison nuts's picture

I love the new site, truly. I agree about the recent comments thing - that was a great feature. If I saw a comment from someone I liked, I could go right to it. Other than that, the whole new design is absolutely amazing & easy to use...Great work!

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

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omahabeef1337's picture

What platform did you guys build the site with?

Jason Priestas's picture

Drupal + a mountain of custom code.

jhart's picture

Looking forward to the phone-friendly mobile version - AWESOME!

gravey's picture

11W - this is "bold and brave".  Crushing it as usual.  It is worthy of the quality writing and worthy of THE university we love.  Thanks!

ULuvLucy's picture

This is beautiful; the web designer in me is very pleased. :)

BrutusBlock O Proponent of the ladies XS v-neck tee.

BigKat45's picture

Money money, money money. MONAY!

"Well-prepared players make plays. I have yet to be in a game where the most prepared team didn't win.” - Urban

GrayDay's picture

Will we still get the famous "gray box"?   Surprise us on that point - with a Good gray box!

Keith's picture

Beautiful, responsive design. More content on first page, more content above the fold. The only small nitpick I'd make is the horizontal ad below the nav bar.  Breaks continuity a bit, pushes down the content as well as creates an unusual white space area on far right side just above the social links.   

Congrats!  Having done redesigns before, I know it must have been a lot of cursing and late nights.  It looks really good.  

+1 HS
Jason Priestas's picture

Thanks. We'll get that centered like it should be.

Et_Tu_OSU's picture

Wow...homerun, guys.

"The revolution will be televised."

chibuck's picture

I definitely like the new look. One thing I would change (not really related to the new look), is not having to re-login so often.

Kurt's picture

Love the overhaul!  Funny that I found 11W back in 2008 after I think you guys won some blog award for having a nicely designed site and now you've cranked it up another level.  

I like that I can see replies to a comment from my profile.  Great detail.

Jason Priestas's picture

Thanks for the kind words, everyone. We'll be busy the next few days cleaning things up, but so far, so good.

unknownmusketeer's picture

I realize that there are "new" flags on the new comments, but I liked the high contrast yellow before. Is there a way to make new comments more obvious for us skimmers?

+1 HS
Stinson's picture

So fresh, so clean.

"The height of human desire is what wins, whether it's on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium." -Wayne Woodrow Hayes

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AngryWoody's picture

Hey ya.

Our Honor Defend!

BenedictineBuck's picture



Because we couldn't go for three!!!

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Nick's picture

Everything being designed for mobile nowadays. You guys did a good job on this though, do you plan to keep your own recruiting database of targets etc?

Tony's picture

Holy giant text!

I'll be viewing at a solid 90% from now on :)

Looks good on Windows Phone 8, by the way. Good job, guys.

+1 HS
AngryWoody's picture

Wow, not only does this site look great but in spite of the new bells and whistles it seems like it is much faster as well. You would think with so many more graphics it would slow down the site's performance, but not a bit. The old upvote delay is gone and I'm getting gif glory the blink of an eye. The new forum layout is great as well. Another plus is the search bar at the top. I always wondered when I was posting a forum topic if I was double posting information, now I can just put it in the search bar instead of scrolling through pages of old forum topics to make sure I was posting something new. I spent a ton of time on the old site so getting used to this might take a day or two, but I gotta say you guys did an awesome job here.

Our Honor Defend!

Buckeye in Illini country's picture

I like it.  Clap hands for the new 11W.

Columbus to Pasadena: 35 hours.  "We're on a road trip through the desert looking for strippers and cocaine... and Rose Bowl wins!"

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Buckeye in Illini country's picture

On a side note, I am easily entertained when "mousing" over the Eleven Warriors logo, the state of Ohio turns scarlet.  Love it.

Columbus to Pasadena: 35 hours.  "We're on a road trip through the desert looking for strippers and cocaine... and Rose Bowl wins!"

+1 HS
Jugdish's picture

Nice job Jason. You're the man.

Remember to get your wolverine spayed or neutered. TBDBITL

Ahh Saturday's picture

Best blog in CFB just got better.  Well done gentlemen!

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Tony's picture

@Jason -- Did you guys have the onmouseover logo be (what appears to be) 1 pixel higher than the non-onmouseover? It dances as you hover over it.

Tony's picture

FYI -- Apparently that only happens when you do a zoom level in the browser. Little hard to test for :-P

Angry Panda's picture

Nod....this will do...I've decided I like it. 

Doc's picture

Jason, the site looks awesome. It really does.  Top notch work. I have one question. How can I see the "Recent Comments" like on the old version?  I used that to follow the different conversations on the site. Now I don't know how I'll do that



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The Official DDS of 11W

SaddleRiverBuckeye's picture

I've been laying low sincce Indianapolis and Miami.  Ladies, Gentleman and most importantly fellow Buckeyes, the new site is AWESOME!!! Many thanks! O!H!

Civilized life ends in Toledo

kjb's picture

Looks awesome guys!!! Looks awesome from the phone as well.

TNbuckeye91's picture

OH MAN, HELL YES! i got on last night and only a gif popped up saying Elevenwarriors is getting crunk, and you did not dissapoint. I knew the new website was going up. My girlfriend cant understand my excitement. It looks fantastic. Will be even better when i know every in and out of the new website like i did on the old one.

I come from a long line high, low, and in-between, the same as you. - TVZ

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

Awesome job 11W! 

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

Idaho Helga's picture


Love the new more readable fonts and especially love that now I'm getting more appropriate ads.  Before I'd get at least 15% or more some skimpy babes but today I got my first Chili's ad here and yea, I ordered Chili's online last week. 

Great job!



ToledoBuckeye's picture

Please tell me there is an 11Warriors App in the near future!?  I am sure I, like many other members, would be willing to pay!

"Anything easy ain't worth a damn." - Woody Hayes

Nick's picture

There isn't a reason to have an application for a webpage when you can just use css to style it differently and look exactly the same way an app would. Also apps are really expensive to make and upkeep. 

+1 HS
Enzo's picture

Looks sweet. Thanks.

labuck's picture

Love the new site.  Congratulations guys!!

BamBamBuck's picture

Nice, real nice Clark!!!


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Go1Bucks's picture

Anyone else on a mobile device experiencing load issues?  Once an article has more than 30 comments, I get page locked. Just asking.

Go Bucks!

BuckeyeStrong1993's picture

I loved our old layout it was simple and i like simple, now its complicated. I dont think ill ever adjust to this new site. If it aint broke dont fix it


+4 HS
BuckeyeVet's picture

Great job, Jason & crew. Some really nice features. I would have to say, so far, that "Tatum" looks like a fast, hard hitting site with the soul of an assassin, and some great safety features.

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."          - Groucho Marx

"The recipient of Oyster's ONLY down vote".

+3 HS
Buck Commander's picture

WOW This is awesome .....now I must clean my droors for I shat myself!!!!!!

Every time I set my DVR to record Biggest Loser......It always records Wolverine Football Games!

EDUGOON's picture

Great New Look 11W staff! I seriously thought I had been redirected to another website. You almost ruined the last 30 mins of my day. But after a few clicks you made my weekend!!

"We Don't Believe You, You Need More People"- Hova #GOBUCKS #FreeElGuapo #Famthik

SPreston2001's picture

Wow!!! Talk about a update!!!!! Looks great!!! I love how easy it is to post pics and vids now!! Great job!!!

buckeye_heart's picture

Man I was working nights last night and I was trying to check eleven warriors and it kept telling me "Eleven Warriors is Crunk" I was worried someone hacked the site! I feel better now. Looks great guys!  

unholy bucknut's picture

The site looks great. You guys did a fantastic job.

SaudiBuckeye's picture

I have come to expect nothing but the best from 11W and once again you guys have exceeded my expectations.

Great re-launch of The Best Damn Sports Website In The Land!

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German Buckeye's picture

Maybe my computer settings are all jacked up - site doesn't fit on one screen.  I have to scroll L&R to see eveything - supposed to be like that?

ek68's picture





Knarcisi's picture

Wow, very nice. 

psibuck's picture

I love lamp.


and this new design.

Mi.Buckeye's picture

I love the new look. The one thing I don't like is the advertisements being horizontally throughout the site. I enjoyed them more when they were vertical.

How are we coming on an 11W app?

Keep up the great work.

Go1Bucks's picture

Well, I have to give up and stop posting for a while, or at least til I can get a regular computer, or load issues change.  I love the overall site redesign, but My iPad cannot handle the page loads required to get to the bottom of the comment lists when big or something, whether it be graphics related or what not, and the page doesn't fit on one page.

Maybe if I can manage to be first to post every time would help, lol.  Hope to see you all soon.

Go Bucks!

Iron_Buckeye's picture

I haven't logged-in in a couple of days and was like whoooaaaaaaa!!!!!!!! Looking good 11W!

“The minute we stop expecting greatness from our football program, we become Wisconsin.” Craig Krenzel

Type G's picture

As a professional graphic designer... I approve. Long over due if you ask me.

"No time for love, Doctah Jones!"

Harold's picture

Looks sweet, Jason had very little to do with the design and code...He don't know nothing about computers or the interweb.

Ahhh, the smell of Chris Spielman's Dirty Socks...

741's picture

Whoa. So swanky my eyes are still trying to get used to this. I like new and improved. GO BUCKS!

ATXbucknut's picture

I've given it 24 hours but I have to say I strongly prefer the old interface. I love the staff and the 11w community but the new GUI feels like LGHL (the UI is what keeps me away from LGHL).
The functionality on my Droid is not great. Can't scroll left to right to see new top stories at very top of homepage.

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Colerain 2004 G.O.A.T.'s picture


I speak the truth but I guess that's a foreign language to yall.~~Lil Wayne

wayne-o's picture

do not like the new layout,do not see the reason to alter the website just for flashy graphics. nothing useful has been added to it,if i had wanted to go to a site that looked like all the other sites on the web,that is what i would have done.


wayne b. dalton

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97Buckeye's picture

Sad to say, I kinda agree. I guess I don't mind some style changes, but my biggest complaint would be that each screen shows much less information now than before. The text is just too large and the unused space too great. Also, I don't need a picture for each of the "Most Commented" and "Recent Posts" lists. They only serve to cut down on available space to list additional items.

+2 HS
Hovenaut's picture

Good stuff. 

Warriors, come out to play-yay...


JDupler's picture

Thanks for the recruiting tab at the top. Makes searching for updates 1000% easier.