Just in Time for E3, A New GTPlanet

June 13th, 2010 by Jordan

With the announcements and interviews expected to begin pouring out of E3 2010 on Tuesday, next week could be the most exciting ever for GT fans around the world. To kick things off, I’m proud to launch the first major revision to GTPlanet in more than two years. Over the past 6 months, I’ve personally crafted this custom set of templates for our news blog, forum, and guides, and I hope you’re as happy with the finished product as I am. As you look around, watch for these new features on the blog:

  • You can now reply to specific comments on blog posts by clicking on the “Reply” link below the comment text. Your post will then appear immediately below it, indented slightly. This will make it easier to directly attack trolls and answer questions. My comments will also be highlighted.
  • “Previous” and “Next” links are now available when viewing image galleries posts, so you can just keep clicking the link without having to track down the thumbnail of each image you want to see. Here’s a good example.
  • The most popular posts, as judged by the number of comments over the past 30 days, are displayed in the sidebar.
  • Links to related posts are now displayed above the comment section, which should help draw your attention older news, screenshots, or videos that you may have missed.

As always, please let me know if you spot anything broken or out of place. Meanwhile, I’ll be composing a post for tomorrow that provides everything you need to know about E3, including links to all the live streams and a word about what to expect from GTPlanet’s own exclusive coverage (yep, we’ll have our own man on the show floor this year!).

And yes, as of posting we’re still waiting for video of the Le Mans demo to be uploaded from France. For now, enjoy these two pictures:

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  1. Jun. 15, 8:32am
    tvensky

    I love it, keep your hard work! Respect! ;) thanks!

  2. Jun. 15, 3:09am
    George Washington

    I’m using brand new iMac. It would be better to “sum up” the article in a few sentences that would fit, rather than just cut off the beginning text of the article.

    • Jun. 15, 3:13am
      George Washington

      Long live the desktop, thumb-twitchers!

  3. Jun. 14, 6:31pm
    George Washington

    truncated news text is annoying

    • Jun. 14, 8:49pm
      d3br34k5

      A little bit, but it’s only one finger over .001″ to scroll back and forth on my Touch Pro. A pinch would do on an iPhone.

      If it’s bothering you and you’re using a PC, you need a new monitor.

  4. Jun. 14, 5:39pm
    idlestation

    Its definitely an improvement.. nice job jordan =)

  5. Jun. 14, 5:17pm
    Darin Gangi

    Hey Jordan, We’ll be at E3 as well covering GT5.. Maybe we’ll see your guy there..

    Nice new look of the site !

    Darin Gangi
    Inside Sim Racing

  6. Jun. 14, 4:38pm
    Cort

    Proper nice.

  7. Jun. 14, 1:31pm
    danielwhite74

    To be honest, I preferred the old layout. It looked more slick and easy on the eye.

  8. Jun. 14, 12:48pm
    oldmodelt

    Nice new look, Jordan. I even checked out the chat room last night.

  9. Jun. 14, 10:24am
    TuneR-

    Nice, new look! Great work!

  10. Jun. 14, 8:44am
    Razor

    Jordan> what tools you use for creating and managing this site?

  11. Jun. 14, 7:00am
    dk_banaah

    The Planet looks great!!

  12. Jun. 14, 5:32am
    witham

    Jordan you have outdone yourself the new website looks great, thanks a lot :)

  13. Jun. 14, 5:10am
    Acid X

    The only thing i can see wrong with the comment system is that you have all of your comments on the same page – Good for people who don’t like multiple pages, bad for people with slow connections.

    Haha. :)

    Looking great though, Jordan!

  14. Jun. 14, 4:56am
    hot-wok

    I’m sorry but I think it needs some more polishing, I dont like how the tabs at the top look like and what happened to the gtplanet logo? It’s all fuzzy and wierd.

  15. Jun. 14, 4:47am
    Autavia

    Clean, easy and necessities only. Good.
    Impressed with the obvious time invested in keeping this site looking fresh and interesting, especially since there is only one topic to work with.

  16. Jun. 14, 4:21am
    Forenza

    Yea the iPhone/iPod touch mobile version needs a touchup (i always check gtplanet on it vs the computer). Other than that, we all appreciate your work Jordan =)

  17. Jun. 14, 4:15am
    steven

    Great work Jordan. It takes a GTP oldtimer like me a little while to get used to the new sleek design, but the new functions are great, especially the -next- function when looking at news item pictures. Well done!!!

  18. Jun. 14, 3:25am
    MarcoM

    Nice change!

  19. Jun. 14, 3:23am
    TokyoDrift

    Very nice job Jordan, love the clean lines. Well done!

  20. Jun. 14, 3:18am
    j8mie

    Thank you for all the hard work you put into running this site Jordan, it doesn’t go unnoticed :)

    I’m liking the new look, it makes reading articles on the front page much easier. The forum also looks a lot cleaner and easier to navigate.

    Many thanks :)

  21. Jun. 14, 2:31am
    Tim

    Thanks for all the work Jordan!
    This website is the website I visite the most,
    next to google I guess;)

  22. Jun. 14, 1:30am
    Miura1

    My Compliments. Very, very good!

  23. Jun. 14, 1:08am
    P37Mac

    New site is really cool, cheers Jordan!

  24. Jun. 14, 12:32am
    DaveTheStalker

    Well done Jordan!

    Will you be modifying the “mobile theme” to partake in some of the new functions?

  25. Jun. 14, 12:29am
    Bella Macchina Productions

    great design. nice surprise.

  26. Jun. 14, 12:05am
    andrewyhy

    Good news indeed! Thanks Jordan! =)

  27. Jun. 13, 11:38pm
    Skillcoil

    TBH, I expected Jordan gonna change the site for GT5 and he really did it! I like it!

  28. Jun. 13, 11:25pm
    nismo

    Sweet!! We haven’t had much GT news so at least something entertaining has happened :)

  29. Jun. 13, 8:25pm
    David

    It doesn’t look good. Go back please.

  30. Jun. 13, 8:03pm
    ralph89

    Wow this is awesome! We can now comment to the trolls instantly!! J/k. Thanks a lot Jordan, your awesome! #1 Site for me.

  31. Jun. 13, 7:25pm
    TGM Tiddy

    its different, it will take some getting used to but I like it! looks very professional, top job Jordan!

  32. Jun. 13, 7:15pm
    d3br34k5

    The new layout is excellent. Thanks for all the hard work, Jordan.

  33. Jun. 13, 7:12pm
    obi_one

    looking good mr. J

  34. Jun. 13, 7:07pm
    [UK] ANDYW

    Agreed, the new format is excellent, great work Jordan!

  35. Jun. 13, 6:58pm
    Mr. Premium

    I approve of the update! Solid.

  36. Jun. 13, 6:39pm
    Mr Skyline

    looking good! keep up the good work!

  37. Jun. 13, 6:35pm
    Ner0_sol03

    This is soooooooo awesome

  38. Jun. 13, 6:34pm
    Ferrari

    Awesome !
    thanks!

  39. Jun. 13, 6:32pm
    Chris (GTP_Crispy74)

    Absolutely fantastic work Jordan, the new GTPlanet is looking great, double :tup: from me!!

    Although looking at those two 908 pics, GT5s accuracy now worries me as both of those Peugeots still appear to be running, haha!!

  40. Jun. 13, 6:15pm
    Massimo78
  41. Jun. 13, 6:10pm
    mbavaria30s

    Looks very very good. I liked the previous layout very much, too. Simple, effective, great use of space. Easy to find what you want. Why can’t more sites be this well layed-out? kudos.

    As an aside, the blue border between the top area and the content area is a little jarring to me. Not sure if it’s the shade or what; I’m not much of a designer, though.

  42. Jun. 13, 6:09pm
    sprint

    Hi everybody, i found this on youtube:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_Rz0NLS_-Q

  43. Jun. 13, 6:09pm
    icant55

    Hold up! in those two pics i see multiple cars…. i hope theonline part of the games has that Quality.If it does im gonna buy some stock in “NO DOZE” lmao!

  44. Jun. 13, 6:07pm
    icant55

    Nice look jordan, Two thumbs up!

  45. Jun. 13, 6:06pm
    RAugie

    looks very nice and easy on the eyes.
    It reminds me more of the version displayed on the iphone

  46. Jun. 13, 6:01pm
    Flagmo-T Aka Team_MoFF-No2

    WOW :O) 10/10 …

  47. Jun. 13, 5:56pm
    Phil

    Just a quick GT/Le Mans note.

    Danish TV2 had a segment with racedriver Casper Elgaard taking a lap in the Gran Turismo Le Mans Demo.
    He mentioned that the track in the game was from 2004 – not 2010.

  48. Jun. 13, 5:54pm
    greekwarrior1978

    beautifull!!!!!!!!!!nice work jordan!!!!!!!!!

  49. Jun. 13, 5:53pm
    FlareKR

    Awesome, I’ve been waiting for those reply things for a while.
    Good bye to @ BobSomeone
    Hello one-click reply.
    And the site looks more professional, great job!

  50. Jun. 13, 5:50pm
    tkd4ever

    Nice job with the layout!

  51. Jun. 13, 5:49pm
    fordcapri

    beutiful jordan, the new forum layout too

  52. Jun. 13, 5:48pm
    caasimun

    this is awesome i love you Jordan!!!!!!!!!!!!

  53. Jun. 13, 5:48pm
    DYE_STICKY

    I like the new layout looks good :)

  54. Jun. 13, 5:48pm
    Ollie

    Random thought for everyone… I’m sure a lot of users / visitors to this site are only on here awaiting confirmation of a release date and for details of the game prior to its release. I might have been one of them but after seeing the work Jordan’s put into this site I’d be tempted to revisit even when I have the game in my sweaty palms.

    A question for Jordan – what kind of news will you be expecting to post on the site once the game is released?

    • Jun. 13, 6:43pm
      Jordan

      Thanks Ollie, if you like GT you’ll love how the community changes after games are released (the site is nearly ten years old and has seen it all). Post-GT5, GTP will be heavily focused on online racing tournaments and competitions, and I’ll be posting about that and other online events. I’m also working on a custom Photomode and video gallery for everyone to share their pictures and videos (exported through the new YouTube feature), in addition to a tuning database for help in setting up your car.

    • Jun. 13, 11:06pm
      NotaSonyEmployee

      Yup, stick around. Lots of stuff post release.

  55. Jun. 13, 5:47pm
    HLRJigsaw

    Site looks great guys!!

  56. Jun. 13, 5:46pm
    Kilborn230

    Great Job, one of the best and most comfortable redesigns I’ve seen.

  57. Jun. 13, 5:42pm
    RattyMcClelland

    So much more clearer now. Good upgrade IMO.

  58. Jun. 13, 5:40pm
    Vincent Viceroy

    Brilliant job Jordan. Looks much better…way more professional.

  59. Jun. 13, 5:39pm
    ElieTheBear

    love the main page with smaller news icon …easier to watch n navigate …n comment page n replies 2 .. brilliant !

  60. Jun. 13, 5:35pm
    coiler

    I don;t like the new looks that much.

  61. Jun. 13, 5:32pm
    Alex p.

    Thank you Jordan, nice job, really. (altough I will need some time to get used to the new look)

  62. Jun. 13, 5:32pm
    Daverytimes

    Must say this looks very good.

  63. Jun. 13, 5:32pm
    JvM

    Looking good. Nice work :)

  64. Jun. 13, 5:30pm
    EvilNeal

    Good work Jordan, looks great.

  65. Jun. 13, 5:29pm
    the stig

    gratz.
    and now lets just wait peugeot gameplay with interior view :)

  66. Jun. 13, 5:25pm
    G0N

    Gracias Jordan !! un gran trabajo en el nuaevo sitio

    CONGRATS !!

  67. Jun. 13, 5:23pm
    Addict3d

    Very nice work Jordan! GTP looking crisp !

  68. Jun. 13, 5:20pm
    riivaaja

    I’ve been refreshing this all day and when I saw the new layout I got a little excited.

  69. Jun. 13, 5:19pm
    Johan = Xtremeboy91

    looks really nice!

  70. Jun. 13, 5:19pm
    Light

    Great job JORDAN!!!

  71. Jun. 13, 5:19pm
    braden

    nice and simple

  72. Jun. 13, 5:18pm
    noname

    Very nice look Jordan! As other people said, very professional look.

    Are you all alone on this website, or do you have a design team behind this?

    • Jun. 13, 5:23pm
      Jordan

      Thanks! This is a one man show.

    • Jun. 13, 5:33pm
      Light

      Jordan, If you need help with WP stuff. I’ll be glad to help! Can’t call myself a pro but I know the ins and outs. Hard coding stuffs.

  73. Jun. 13, 5:15pm
    Bernd

    Characters are a bit small

  74. Jun. 13, 5:15pm
    Jack_uk

    Well done Jordan, I didn’t think GTPlanet could get any better. You deserve a huge round of applause from everyone here. Thankyou for your contribution and time to this community.

    • Jun. 13, 5:22pm
      Jordan

      Thanks for the kind words, Jack!

    • Jun. 14, 1:17am
      squishydk

      Jack_uk speaks the truth…

  75. Jun. 13, 5:14pm
    Skidmark

    Cheers Jordan, it looks brilliant.

  76. Jun. 13, 5:11pm
    HAAS599

    GTPlanet put on a suit for E3! Lookin’ sharp playa!

    • Jun. 13, 5:13pm
      HAAS599

      Also, do you plan on changing your underwear (the forums) anytime soon?

    • Jun. 13, 5:14pm
      Jordan

      The forums have been updated, hit refresh to make sure you’re seeing the new look over there.

    • Jun. 13, 5:25pm
      HAAS599

      No luck getting the forums to update. Anyone else having this issue?

  77. Jun. 13, 5:10pm
    Jantsu92

    Looks simple and good.

  78. Jun. 13, 5:09pm
    Shokz

    Is it just me or is the site slightly narrower now? I like the new look, but i’d be fond of a few more horizontal pixels D:

  79. Jun. 13, 5:06pm
    lado

    I hope for the video, too.
    Do they show pit stops ??

    The stops in GT4 were slow and not so amazing.

  80. Jun. 13, 5:05pm
    John Marine

    Sweet! Looking very nice here. Been a part of GTPlanet since December 2003… lovely new look!

  81. Jun. 13, 5:05pm
    Rajzan

    Really nice work. Looks pro

    • Jun. 13, 5:33pm
      rydeen

      It is pro:D

  82. Jun. 13, 5:04pm
    Robert

    Very nice. Streamlined and good looking. New GTPlanet and E3 this week, does it get any better?

  83. Jun. 13, 5:04pm
    tyl0r_r

    I like it, some cool little details added ^_^. The comments pages look much better now, as well.

  84. Jun. 13, 5:03pm
    spats

    Wowza. Thanks Jordan!

  85. Jun. 13, 5:02pm
    daniel

    me likey very muchly

  86. Jun. 13, 5:01pm
    Owen

    I’m assuming the theme will be rolled out across all pages very soon?

  87. Jun. 13, 5:00pm
    alba

    Nice Jordan, Got some feedback for you if you want ;)

    • Jun. 13, 5:11pm
      Jordan

      Sure, you know how to reach me.

  88. Jun. 13, 4:59pm
    Denz

    Jordan, fabulous job and thanks for all you do!!!
    Lets all give him an applause.

  89. Jun. 13, 4:59pm
    RobGroove

    like it, nice. Exciting times are upon us.

  90. Jun. 13, 4:59pm
    Jake

    I definitely like the next button for pictures and the ability to reply to a certain post.

  91. Jun. 13, 4:59pm
    Owen

    Yey. Thanks very much Jordan :D

  92. Jun. 13, 4:59pm
    andrea

    much better ^_^

  93. Jun. 13, 4:58pm
    Matt

    Everything is fine, except for the RSS feed subscription.

    When I try to subscribe, this is what happpens:

    XML Parsing Error: XML or text declaration not at start of entity
    Location: http://feeds.feedburner.com/gtplanet
    Line Number 3, Column 1:
    ^

    • Jun. 13, 5:34pm
      Jordan

      Thanks Matt, I’ll see what I can do.

    • Jun. 13, 5:44pm
      Jordan

      The feed should be back up now, thanks again for letting me know about that.

  94. Jun. 13, 4:58pm
    Sannyasin

    Much better than the previous site.
    Looks faster too

  95. Jun. 13, 4:58pm
    shylock

    Love the new look, most of the time when this happens, its never for the best. But I must say it looks really good, much more professional look.

  96. Jun. 13, 4:58pm
    Nixo

    likeit :) good work

  97. Jun. 13, 4:57pm
    homerfreak

    Hm. Looks good =)

  98. Jun. 13, 4:57pm
    Tomaz

    NICE WEBPAGE!

  99. Jun. 13, 4:56pm
    sanchez69er

    Nice one looks good :)

  100. Jun. 13, 4:56pm
    Jake

    Lookin’ good ;)

    • Jun. 13, 5:00pm
      RacecarBMW

      Yes I have made the first reply on GTplanet

    • Jun. 13, 5:10pm
      Owen

      You can only reply once though :L. So perfect for flaming trolls :D

    • Jun. 13, 5:12pm
      Jordan

      Yeah, there’s only one depth of comment replies so things don’t get out of hand. Just click “Reply” on the top-level message for your post to appear below other replies.

    • Jun. 13, 5:24pm
      Organ-Donor

      Nice work Jordan, very nice looking. Best Gran Turismo site by a mile and very professional. Thanks for all your work.

    • Jun. 13, 5:41pm
      ZoiD

      Very nice improvement! The looks are great and it’s nice to have subthread. (can have my reply at the top of the page now :P)

      Now let the E3 news come in! Can’t wait for a release date.

    • Jun. 13, 5:46pm
      JDigital

      Very nice

    • Jun. 14, 2:05am
      Gturisti

      Very nice :) It sure is the most exciting time for GT fans, I hope to read the official release date for GT5 in the following days!! :D

    • Jun. 14, 5:21am
      BooKatar

      Well done! Looks good :D

    • Jun. 15, 10:12am
      George

      Hi Jordan, I’ve been a follower of the GT planet web site for several years, by far the best GT web site on the net, even better than the official GT site.
      Have one question for you: At this time, are you doing this full-time?

    • Jun. 15, 11:16am
      Jordan

      Thanks George, yes, it’s more than full-time for me right now.

    • Jun. 15, 12:44pm
      George

      Great job! I am a big GT fan and will continue coming to your site. Thanks for putting this new interface together, it is fantastic!

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