Sneak Peek – New Site Coming Tomorrow

Revision note: I was so deep in the technical details that I missed an obvious error – the go-live is September 1, not October. Just goes to show that there will always be something.

This is a bit of internal business, but it is one that has been coming for a long time – and is long overdue. Tomorrow, yes tomorrow, October September 1, 2015, we will launch the new Just British website. You can see a bit of a sneak peek in the picture below.


Sneak Peak

Although the site will look different, it shouldn’t look jarringly so. Well, that is unless you are surfing from a mobile device such as a tablet or smart-phone. While our current design looks fine on a normal computer, it is horrible on a mobile device. There, I said it. I admit it. The site just isn’t mobile friendly. And we get a lot of mobile traffic. As of tomorrow though, all that will change and the design will be truly responsive. So, no matter what type of browser you view Just British from, it should look good.

Also, we are adding a better event calendar. What we have now just isn’t keeping up with the great events that are being put on around the world, so we are stepping up our game. The new calendar coming tomorrow will be much more user friendly, easier to search, and you will be able to add events directly to your personal calendar from our event listing. We have other enhancements to it planned for further down the road, but tomorrow represents the first step.

And a give-away …

Since we are so proud of what is happening tomorrow, we will also be announcing a give-away. We have a really nice prize selected. We will tell you about it tomorrow. (Imagine Little Orphan Annie singing “Tomorrow” right about now.) So stay tuned, and make sure to enter to win.

But why?

So, why am I warning you about all these changes today instead of just surprising you with them tomorrow? Well firstly, I wanted to give you a bit of a warning that if things act a bit wonky over the next twenty-four hours or so, well you know why. Secondly, this is much the same as registering your restoration project for an important car show – the deadline. I have told you we will go live, that means we have to do it. I can’t drag my feet any more, even if I know that there are a few additional tweaks I would like to make, or that I would prefer to bleed the brakes just one more time. By telling you we are going live, I have made a promise.

And we at Just British keep our promises. Just come back tomorrow and see.

Michael Carnell
Editor at Just British

Michael Carnell is the editor and founder of the Just British Online Motoring Magazine. As a lifelong British car enthusiast, he has owned or driven British cars of all ages from Austins and MGs to Jaguars and Triumphs. He currently owns a 1966 Vanden Plas Princess 1100 and a 1977 MGB. But there is always room for more - no matter what his wife says.