Housekeeping - 2020 TTAC Gets a Mild Refresh
Perhaps it’s fitting that in the post-LA auto show haze, we’re getting a mild refresh of our own.
The biggest news here — and most obvious change — is the addition of infinite scroll. Once you click on a post from the homepage, you won’t have to go back to it if you want to read older posts — just scroll down and the next post will be there. And so on.
Other changes include a cleaned-up list of brands in the “car reviews by make” section, mild changes to our logo at the top, a button that expands the comments so you can see all of them, and a new sidebar on mobile.
These changes are obviously subtle and minor. As to whether TTAC may receive a full redesign in the future, all I can tell you is that we do not comment on future product.
If you, dear reader, have questions or comments, feel free to reach out or make your voice heard in the comments section.
OK, a couple of more issues. One, when I click a link on the right side of the site to see a recently posted message, a feature I often use, it takes me to two comments - the one I clicked and the one below it. If the post I am looking at is a response to something above, I can't see what they are responding to. If I click "view all" then it jumps me to the top of the column to see everything and I have to scroll back through everything to find what I was looking for. Frankly, this sucks. Second, your infinity scroll. combined with the view all BS means I can't quickly flip to the bottom of the posts to see the newest ones. More clicking and dicking around. Look, I'm getting to be a grouchy old man and I don't feel like learning a bunch of new crap to do something I have already been doing without issue for years. I quit commenting on Jalopnik years ago when they screwed with their interface and haven't really gone back since. People vote with their feet and I see a bunch of carping going on already.
Oh yeah, that's me too. Now ya'll get off my lawn!
“End of comments” instead takes me to the top of the page. Infinite scroll coupled with the relentless page crashes triggered by the constantly reloading ads means I’ll never see more than a handful of comments. The endless Trump trolls have already reduced my coming here from multiple times daily to once or twice a month. This “upgrade” will probably be the end of my reading the site at all.
Just a note to all who have given feedback ... I'm in the process of jotting everything down and running it up the chain. Some of the complaints here refer to technical issues that have nothing to do with the update but we will work to fix those and tweak the new design to make the site work better for you. We're listening. Thanks!