Coming soon: A bigger, better autoweek.comMon, 04 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0800
First, we want to thank all the readers who have helped make autoweek.com what it is today -- we've worked hard to ensure no nugget of cool car news falls through the cracks, and we've been rewarded by a 100 percent increase in visitors over the past two years.
That said, we also know there's a lot about our site design that can be improved. Articles don't "pop" the way they should, the home page is far too busy, and our commenting system is…well, let's just say that anything relying on Facebook deserves a healthy dose of skepticism.
Enter our team of talented designers and programmers who have been working behind the scenes for months to bring our site design up to the level of our editorial content. They're in the final stages of testing, so here's what you can look forward to in December as we roll out the new autoweek.com:
Responsive design: The site will adjust itself to the device you're using, so text, images and menus will remain easy to use whether you've visiting with a Cinema Display or a smartphone.
Comment from a broad range of accounts: Log in to comments using Facebook, Twitter, G+, Yahoo, LinkedIn or Outlook.
More multimedia: Multiple photo galleries, video features, shopping tools and spec boxes to give you the full story on your favorite cars, trucks and SUVs.
Chronological post feed: No more searching through topic boxes to find news you might have missed. Headlines will appear newest first in chronological order, so all you have to do is scroll to see everything.
Easier sharing tools: One-click sharing through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, G+ and more from articles and photos.
Sound good? You'll be able to experience it for yourself in December, so stay tuned!
By Autoweek editors