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- 8 August 2013 at 1:31 am #4836
TheCarExpert.co.uk has been refreshed for the 2014 model year!
As you will probably have already noticed (since you are already here), the site has been given a comprehensive makeover which has improved both form and function. The homepage gets a dramatic new look, with better graphics and images. Across the site, new texts have improved legibility for all users – regardless of whether you are viewing the site on a computer, tablet or smartphone. Naturally, performance has improved by 18%, combined with a CO2 reduction of 24%. Increased use of aluminium and carbon fibre means that the new site weighs about 150kg less, as well. The new site recently set a new lap record at the Nurburgring, and you can expect to see a forthcoming GT3 version shortly. However, the rumour that the new site was designed by Posh Spice is simply not true…
The new platform also gives us a better base to keep building and growing. The old theme had reached its limits of usefulness with the volume of material now available to read on the site, so the new theme should allow us to make it easier for visitors to find relevant articles to read.
There will be more to come in the next few weeks, including our first-ever competition and giveaway. This is still being hammered out, but I am looking forward to sharing that news with you all soon.
Inevitably, there will be niggles that need working through over the next few weeks as people spot problems or things that are not working as intended. If you spot anything, please let me know below so I can get it sorted ASAP.
- 8 August 2013 at 2:01 am #4838
- 8 August 2013 at 5:53 pm #4848
Generally like the look and, unlike some other updates I could mention, navigation hasn’t suffered. But…
Need to take the type up a couple of points on the forum.
From a design point of view I’m not sure about the look of having words running over the pictures on the front page. And having only the words ‘hot’ rather than the whole picture, I almost went away thinking that the links were not yet active before I found that the words were live.
Keep up the good work!
- 10 August 2013 at 6:09 am #4858
The forum font size is something I don’t seem to be able to alter adequately, but am looking into ways of sorting it. Should be able to get the images to hotlink rather than just the text, will hopefully get it sorted over the next couple of days. Thanks for the feedback.
- 11 August 2013 at 5:47 pm #4875
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- 30 August 2013 at 2:44 pm #5089
Love the new look. very modern and clean. It seems to load more slowly or maybe thats just me?
- 1 August 2014 at 12:30 am #45390