Since Apple's iPhone hit the market, we have received hundreds of requests to offer a friendlier version of WCF for mobile phones, and finally we are happy to announce a WCF Mobile Beta

Since Apple's iPhone hit the market, we have received hundreds of requests to offer a friendlier version of WCF for mobile phones, and finally we are happy to announce a WCF Mobile Beta which can be accessed at:

http://www.worldcarfans.com/mobile

WCF Mobile has been designed in "xhtml mp" to be compatible with most browsers with a graphical interface.

Users can:

  • View latest stories as shown on the main page
  • View latest stories and photo albums for specific categories
  • View articles and photo albums
  • Post comments
  • Create accounts
  • Report abusive comments
  • Search

Layout bugs and errors are inevitable so please don't hestitate to shoot us an email if you see any anomalies. We can be reached at feedback[at]worldcarfans.com. We hope you find WCF mobile useful.

Other Upgrades

Other upgrades made to WCF in recent months include a redesign of the photo albums which now allow for instantaneous photo loads in all available photo sizes. The high resolution size has been increased from 1280 to 1600 pixel width, while low and medium sizes are 500 and 1280 pixel width, respectively. There is an auto-play button to view all photos as a slide show as well as forwards and backwards buttons, and clicking on a photo advances to the next consecutive photo.

Also, we made a layout change to WCF main page to satisfy readers of formula one and regular car news. We received complaints when we mixed F1 stories with car news headlines, so to compensate, without sacrificing exposure to the almost 20 F1 stories per day, we separated F1 into its own smaller vertical section.

Lastly, a few reminders of the rules in the comments section. Please make your replies meaningful and avoid two word responses such as "That's ugly" or "Looks good". Other rules that seem to be broken quite regularly are:

  • excessive devotion to brands
  • off-topic or irrelevant
  • trolling - someone who posts controversial, inflammatory messages with the intention of provoking other users into an emotional response or to generally disrupt the discussion.

Regular offenders who show disregard for other in the community will be banned.

Thanks and Happy Holidays to everyone!

Brian Potter, editor in chief

 

 

Introducing WCF Mobile Beta