• Jul 13th 2011 at 5:31PM
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Ladies and gentlemen, we're going to flip the switch tomorrow around noon and Autoblog Beta will become the real Autoblog. If you haven't checked out the beta and given us your feedback yet, there's still time if you click here. And don't think you're off the hook once the new site launches; we still want to hear your feedback and know about any bug sightings or suggestions.

I'll save the flowery thoughts and thank you remarks for tomorrow, but we sincerely hope that you enjoy what we've done and appreciated the process by which it was achieved. Feedback through the Beta site from readers like you helped shaped the final product and kept us on the right path of evolution. I've been involved with every redesign of Autoblog since the very beginning, and feel that v5.0 is far and away the best in both design and execution.

So enjoy your last day with the old girl in her current form. Come tomorrow, she'll be a whole new woman.


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      Justin Campanale
      • 4 Years Ago
      Better than Jalopnik's design for sure. Jalopnik's designer is stuck in 2001.
      Ross Carlson
      • 4 Years Ago
      While it's great you guys are moving forward with new designs I have to agree that the current site is great as it is and the new one, well, not so much. Will there be an option/way to continue to use the current site templates?
        Gnacho
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Ross Carlson
        There was an option on the beta version of the new site.
      fly by wireless
      • 4 Years Ago
      More bandwith hogging, ad splashing BS like the others. Current format's fine the way it is. Should just change the appearance and call it a day.
      rocketmoose
      • 4 Years Ago
      I find the current incarnation much, much easier to read. I suppose I can always over-ride it with user CSS.
        Mike M
        • 4 Years Ago
        @rocketmoose
        As much as I hated the red and green bar, I liked that comment system better lol
      mmapying
      • 4 Years Ago
      is the current format broken?
      Harry
      • 4 Years Ago
      Thanks Autoblog, I'll be looking forward to see how it runs.
      dubz
      • 4 Years Ago
      If you can make it load faster, then im ok with this. currently, it's at least 10-15x the current site in terms of load time, sometimes longer. not to mention sub-page loading, which is often over 30x longer. Could be just because it's on beta servers though. -shrug-
      Avinash Machado
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks quite nice. Thanks. Hope you will improve the commenting system.
      psyabe
      • 4 Years Ago
      thank you Autoblog for all the effort and thought that went into creating the new interface. Even if you get people whining and complaining, keep in mind that we all appreciate your hard work
      TheBengine
      • 4 Years Ago
      Please fix your comment system before transitioning. That should have been feature #1 on your list
        Narom
        • 4 Years Ago
        @TheBengine
        Just use discus like engadget does...
      IBx27
      • 4 Years Ago
      Great, now one of my most-frequented websites is going to suck more(after the terrible comment system). Ever heard of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it?"
      EyEwearGlasSeS
      • 4 Years Ago
      NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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