December 30, 2008
The new site is waaaayyyy to cramped. Again, too many ads just like the current site, especially the ads on the right. It squeezes everything and makes the site too cramped. That and the drop down ads are coming back which were annoying as hell. There''s 5 other 4x4 websites that are well laid out, are intuitive to use, have ads, and where members can actually contact vendors where ptcruiser.com looks like a high schooler on crack with a computer was given free reign to create the page. Get rid of the ads on the right hand side like on the chapter view. Overall, the new layouts as they are now will drive people away. I hope the new owners take a look at some of the feedback and actually put those ideas to use
Also, there''s been no new tech articles, no new trail articles (even though there''s been plenty of wheelin'' done). I wrote some of those articles for the past owners and they had a plan to have something new each month especially from the readers/members to keep it fresh. Even if it was Chevy, Ford, *or* Dodge tech, I''d still read it and it would bring in more people. Also, who won the SEMA contest and the new Jeep that was advertised last month?