F1Fanatic’s third birthday redesign

I’m delighted to mark F1Fanatic’s third birthday by revealing a brand new design and lots of new features.

Continue reading for more on the redesign and new stuff on the site this year.

The new look

The F1Fanatic redesign was created by Dreamfly.

Thanks to all of you who completed the survey last year on the site design and contributed ideas on how to make the site better. I hope you agree the new look is more attractive and also easier to understand. Here are some of the changes in detail:

Logo

The old font used for every F1Fanatic logo since the site began in 2005 has been dropped – I think the new one is slicker, more distinctive and recognisable.

Menus

Many of you said you wanted to be able to follow discussions more easily. The two new menus on the right are part of the attempt to improve that. At a click you can see the most popular posts and where the biggest discussions are taking place.

Footer

Instant links to information about drivers, races and teams. I’ve spent quite a bit of time revising and expanding the driver biographies, and the team and circuit pages are brand-new.

Some recent posts have been designed to look best in the new layout: here’s one example.

I’ll write more about the deeper changes to the site later.

Spotted a problem?

There are bound to be technical glitches with a brand new design and I’m going to be working hard over the next few days to get everything working properly.

If you do spot a technical glitch please send me an email or leave a comment below. And if any of you can suggest solutions to those problems that would be magnificent!

Please do give me any feedback on the new site as well – what you like, what you don’t like, stuff that’s gone missing, anything…

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63 comments on F1Fanatic’s third birthday redesign

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  1. Not much wrong Keith except – I seem to have dropped off the daily updates – unless you have been too busy in which case – my apologies – just gtting withdrawl symptoms – especially so close to lift off of the season

  2. Nikos Darzentas said on 13th March 2008, 12:17

    great design, great insight, great content – I just opened 6 F1Fanatic tabs in my Firefox… :-)

    simply great

  3. Chas said on 16th March 2008, 17:50

    cheers… great stuff… keep up the good work…

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