Every now and then you might notice a car manufacture launch a new model that is completely different, yet looks the same as the old one. They say there are no panels carried over from the previous model, but you can barely see a difference.
That same theory applies to our newest refresh of The Garage. It doesn’t look all that different, but it offers all sorts of new goodies for you the reader. We’ve kept the easy on the eyes color scheme and header so that things still feel comfortable. The new format we’re using allows much more flexibility for us to respond to your requests and comments and my occasional whims for change. There are all sorts of back end functions that will hopefully allow us to make it easier for you to find what you are looking for and to help new readers find The Garage.
To kick things off, we’ve added in some new toys that I think you will like:
Galleries page: Look at the top navigation bar and you’ll see a link to our photo galleries. Now you can view all of our photos in one place. There are quite literally thousands on images for your enjoyment.
Recent Comments: On the right side, you can see when other readers are commenting on posts that you might have missed as they slip into the archives.
Flickr Pool: For some time now, we’ve had a group pool on Flickr to show off some of our readers photos. On the right sidebar, we can now show you the 5 most recent submissions. These thumbnails link back to the pool, where you can see close to 5,000 great photos and add your own.
Easy networking: Want to share something you found in The Garage with your friends? Now it is easy, with links to all the popular sites like Twitter & Facebook at the bottom of each post.
We’ve tweaked the About page a bit, making it easier to find posts written by your favorite personality here in The Garage.
The will be a few more subtle changes to come over the following weeks as we come across new ideas or follow our whims. This isn’t all about us though, it is about our readers so we’d like your input. What other features would you like to see in The Garage?