Welcome to the New TTAC!

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer

Welcome one and all to the new TTAC. Take a moment to look around and you’ll see that in addition to a new logo and some graphical changes, we’ve made some functional upgrades as well. For one thing, we finally have a customizable Google search window. We have also integrated a Facebook Connect feature which will allow you to log in using your Facebook profile, and we’ve made it easier to share your favorite TTAC posts using Digg, Twitter, Facebook and more. You’ve probably also noticed our new “Featured Story” bar at the top of the page by now. We have more cool new functions coming down the pipe, so stay tuned. In the meantime, we’re back to deliver all the news, commentary and analysis you can handle. Thanks for bearing with us during the upgrade, and enjoy!

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  • Richard Chen Richard Chen on Nov 10, 2009

    Where's the URL or widget to switch back/forth between desktop and mobile views?

  • Rob Merryman Rob Merryman on Nov 10, 2009

    I can live with the redesign and learn to accept the logo. I want to continue reading the site, so I don't really have too much choice in that regard. My greatest desire is to see the return of the previous/next navigation buttons. Without them I find it more work than pleasure to read the site on my Blackberry. I also noticed the "mobile interface" showed up for a while on my desktop computer on the afternoon of the roll out, but when I went to the site from my Blackberry it was gone. How do I get to the mobile version? I find the standard site is barely usable on my Blackberry now.

    • Admin Admin on Nov 10, 2009

      Rob, what style of previous/next navigation are you referring to? Do you mean from the single post view, ie when you click through from the main page?

      Unfortunately the mobile skin has been temporarily disable because some non-mobile users we're experiencing problems where the theme would switch back and forth. We're looking into the issue and hope to have it resloved soon.

  • Wmba Wmba on Nov 10, 2009

    Well, not too bad. I'm willing to let things evolve, AS LONG AS you put next and previous at the bottom of each news item's individual page. As it stands now, I have to have the main page open in one tab, open a new tab for the item, read it, close it, go back to the main page and select the next news or editorial item. Tedious. As for indented comments, etc., etc, the old way with alternating colors was great. The site tried separate pages of comments before, and that was voted down. All comments on one page please. The logo looks like a couple of rooster combs at right angles to normal, not hands. Well, maybe they do look like pre world war 2 comic book hands. But you knew that already....

    • Admin Admin on Nov 10, 2009

      wmba, we're working on adding this to the theme please be patient. Thank you.

  • Mce63 Mce63 on Nov 10, 2009

    Since the logo has been adequately covered... I am always wary when I hear "cool new features' as if we were all in 8th grade. I'd put clean and simple over latest cool stuff any day. And remember, it doesn't matter how the site looks. If it turns into a manufacturer's shill site, it's over. Inside Line, Autoweek, Car and Driver, Road and Track all have the exact same stories on the exact same day with the exact same pictures. If you turn into another site that lives off what the manufacturers feed you, it's over.