New Design for AutomotiveArtists.com

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See the new design I launched for AutomotiveArtists.com this week. This is something I have been working on for the last couple of months.

Not only does the site have a new look with better navigation but it also has new features, which include an image upload for artist’s news stories, enhanced site search, and improved Artists Index. Using WordPress for this new site allows for user’s comments to be posted.

One of the biggest improvements for me is to be able to make updates daily, depending on Artist’s submission, instead of weekly as done previously. Updates can be subscribed to by email or by RSS feed.

Pages also now have popular share options at the bottom of each page, allowing users the ability to quickly and easily share pages on Digg, Yahoo Buzz, Twitter, MySpace, Facebook, and more.

Below are a few images to show you how the site has evolved over the years. I remember when I started this site; I use to manually do all the updates on pages in plain HTML.

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I would have to say about 80% of the work on this new site was moving the content from the old site over into the new one. Now since I have this project completed I can get back to doing my automotive artwork.

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