New TTAC Format Sure to Annoy Someone

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago
new ttac format sure to annoy someone

As promised, we’ve switched TTAC’s layout from all reviews in the left hand column, to every thing we do in chronological order in the left hand column. We made the move because TTAC has evolved from a review only site, to a review and rant extravaganza, to a review, rant and blog farrago. We altered the layout (a retro-mod for those who can remember back six years) because the old format didn’t offer immediate visual evidence that we’re generating masses of new content. In addition, we’ve finally added proper photo galleries (working with it now), which will give pistonheads another excellent reason not to waste their time visiting our competitors. We’ve also reinstated product reviews. And added a stock tracker (suggestions for which stocks to follow would be most appreciated). The nav buttons at the top of the home page should help you find everything, or you can scan the menus on the right hand side. There will be a few more tweakettes in the hours to come, but them’s the basics. Feel free to share your feedback, but we’ve blown the development budget; any appropriate suggestions for improvement will have to wait until the next round. Meanwhile, TTAC’s content itself remains as is: irreverent, cocky, abrasive and honest. I hope you enjoy the new look and functionality.

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  • Samir Samir on Oct 08, 2008

    With the pics loading straight away I find it adds a nice touch to the stories. Sometimes, humrous pics go un-noticed because they're buried in an quasi-existential type of story that only the caviar crowd cares about. I would suggest putting thumbnails of the cars beside the reviews. Or putting up a thumbnail of the latest car anyway, right above the link for it in the right side-bar. It would round out the design.

  • Davekaybsc Davekaybsc on Oct 08, 2008

    Second that VWAG should be added to the ticker.

  • Golden2husky Golden2husky on Oct 08, 2008

    Nice rework. The site seems more processor intensive; my macbook's processor shows substantially more processor activity but no big deal. This site would be bitchin' even if read on a Teletype!! The only thing I would suggest is a Page two for the news topics. On some days, the topics drop off the list while good comments are still flowing. Good job to all involved. Like the product reviews, too.

  • Jeff Puthuff Jeff Puthuff on Oct 09, 2008

    I would turn off comments on individual photo pages. Otherwise, it gets too confusing with each photo having a thread of comments. Also, what's up with the photo resolutions? Using thumbnail-sized photos looks good until you click and expand them.