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Splash & Go writes:
"So You Want to Make a Website"
Posted by Uptight Motorsports Nerd on February 16, 2013
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As I write this I am listening to MRN's coverage of the Sprint Unlimited and watching NASCAR.com's timing and scoring. It took a long time just to do that much. NASCAR.com has become so dysfunctional the only way to find the Leaderboard page was through a search engine. Other people with other browsers appear to be having the same difficulties tonight.

I am astounded that NASCAR, despite all its money, cannot produce a useable website. Grand-Am has a useful website with a very functional timing and scoring page despite the fact that the series is an ego project. IndyCar's website, while seemingly incomplete, takes less time to load. F1 has managed to build a website that looks attractive but is still functional.

I will make a few suggestions to improve the website. The navigation bar should be limited to news and statistics on one side and multimedia links on the other; lumping print news and multimedia together puts more traffic in what should be the most used portion of the website. I don't need to see big pictures of drivers to remember who they are. Why is there a "featured drivers" section on the homepage, and why is it buried? If I need information on drivers, I will click the "drivers" button on the navigation bar at the top of the screen. Why is there a complete track analysis of Daytona International Speedway on the homepage? Why not have a small button directing me to a different page with this information? There is no need for two different links to Raceview, especially as neither works.

And I managed to write all this before the end of the second segment.

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