F1 Fanatic joins F1 teams in launching a new design for 2012

F1 Fanatic updates

F1 Fanatic - 11/3/2012

F1 Fanatic - 11/3/2012

With one week to go until the first F1 race of the year, F1 Fanatic has revealed its new design for the 2012 season.

F1 Fanatic team principal Keith Collantine said: “The new design is an evolution of what we had last year but with several major changes underneath.

“F1 Fanatic has set ambitious targets for its eighth season and we hope to see improvements in performance and reliability this year.”

In a clear violation of the Resource Restriction Agreement, F1 Fanatic has been testing the new version in secret for several months.

“Our test drivers, including Girts, Verstappen, Dan8, PieLighter, Roald, AndrewTanner, Mr. Powers, Mitz1111 and James Robertson, have been putting the new design through its paces.

“Reliability has been good so far but if anyone encounters any problem we encourage them to let us know.”

Clumsy F1 car launch metaphor ends here

Welcome to the latest version of F1 Fanatic which has been extensively updated for the season ahead.

The goals of the changes included: improving the site’s appearance and functionality across a range of different screen sizes; making navigation clearer and simpler; reducing page load times; fixing existing problems; and adding new features requested by users.

Among the changes you will notice are:

  • A wider content area for large screen sizes which scales down for smaller screens and mobile devices
  • Larger default video formats
  • Larger images in articles and on image preview pages (on new articles)
  • Usernames (e.g. @keithcollantine) now appear next to comments for easier @-messaging
  • Revised and reorganised menus with an extra level added to the drop-down
  • New footer includes archive, popular articles, Predictions Championship standings and members list
  • Improved avatar handling
  • Various style fixes and improvements

This latest change should also provide a better platform for expansion and improvement in the future.

As ever please leave feedback below.

If you experience a technical problem please tell us about it via this link, which includes instructions on how to supply the right information so we can identify and fix any errors:

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66 comments on F1 Fanatic joins F1 teams in launching a new design for 2012

  1. I think fonts little too large, Average look. I like previous version.

  2. katmen (@katmen) said on 12th March 2012, 18:20

    Great design!
    but i missing badly one feature using keyboard arrows for pictures switching in galleries see light box…

  3. Stubie (@stubie) said on 12th March 2012, 20:41

    I must critique your terminology in the “clumsy F1 launch metaphor”…
    where were the endless repetitions of “for sure”?
    :-)

    Looks great…

  4. hoshi (@hoshi) said on 13th March 2012, 1:03

    I like the changes made to the design of the site and have seen performance improvement too

    if you could also have a look at the image gallery so that we can quickly access pics from a particular set and see them in full glory ..preferably as a pop up or new tab..
    thanks

  5. Ahmad Akshir said on 13th March 2012, 7:50

    Very nice job. Neat and clean and the design is just modern! Keep the good work.

  6. Nixon (@nixon) said on 13th March 2012, 13:50

    Thank you Kieth for all the hard work that you put into this site.

  7. BasCB (@bascb) said on 13th March 2012, 16:49

    Wow, @keithcollantine, I just spotted the notice block under my user login warning me of a new Poll that is currently open. Lovely Idea not to miss polls that way. Amazing job with the update.

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