Wha? New website? It sure is. This is John Halas and I’m excited to introduce you to the totally-new Carscoops that comes nearly two years after our last redesign back in 2016.
First, allow me to elaborate on that ‘V2.018’. It stands for Version 2.0 introduced in ’18 to emphasize the depth and nature of changes made to Carscoops this time around.
Fourteen years after the birth of this site (my, how time flies, right?), we made the difficult – but totally worth it, decision to move to an entirely different platform (hence the 2.0) and state-of-the art servers. To put it simply, everything you see and don’t see is brand-new from the ground up.
Tell me about the highlights of the redesign
In this initial release, among the chief changes you’ll experience is a much cleaner and more minimalistic look adapted to today’s needs as well as more user-friendly features ranging from the search results to the collapsible galleries for mobile devices, just to mention a few.
Furthermore, our talented team of developers from Evergrowth coded everything from scratch to reduce the need for browsers to repaint our website. This leads to discernibly faster loading times even with ads – which we hope you can keep on to support our site and all the people working here.
Perhaps most important of all are the tools provided to us and the opportunities they open with the introduction of the new platform, as for the first time, we’re not technically limited by the underpinnings.
What else is coming?
Today marks the introduction of the first phase of the redesign, so don’t fret if something doesn’t work or look right. I can’t stress enough that this is not the end of our digital journey, this is just the beginning.
In the days, weeks and months ahead we’ll be improving every aspect and introducing new features to the site, some of which we’re actively developing, like a re-think of the navigation and menus, and others based on your input. We’re also working on improving our social media accounts and the introduction of a more engaging and up-to-date newsletter, so stay tuned for updates.
Give us your input to improve the site
While what you see now is a first glimpse of our vision, ever since Carscoops was launched in 2004, we’ve always asked and closely listened to our readers. That hasn’t changed. At the end of the day, your opinion counts the most. Period.
I’m sure you’ll find areas where we can improve upon and we strongly encourage you to let us know about them in the comments below or by shooting us an email.
We’re all ears!
Naturally, such a seismic change in groundwork may lead to hiccups, so if you experience any kind of issues, we’d hugely appreciate it if you tell us about it, noting down the problem as well as your device, browser and operating system. Including a screenshot can help our tech team to troubleshoot.
Meanwhile, we’ll continue to turbo-boost the technology behind the scenes to make the site more user-friendly and faster, but more importantly, we’ll push forward editorial improvements and additions to make Carscoops your go-to homepage for your daily car news and features.