Development History
To become an idea about development steps and feature implementations over the time this is a list of jobs done for the site.
  • August 13, 2008: website goes live with new code-base
  • August 17, 2008: added gallery overview (View all Photos)
  • August 21, 2008: added simple search (search box on top-right)
  • August 24, 2008: added detailled search (Detailed Search)
  • September 02, 2008: added usermanagement (Login/Registration) (top left form)
  • September 08, 2008: added single member overview [has to be improved]
  • September 14, 2008: added members overview (Members)
  • September 19, 2008: added site for changing user-profile data + avatar-upload (My Account) - only for registred user
  • September 22, 2008: added user-upload for global gallery (My Uploads) - only for registred user
  • September 23, 2008: added about and imprint site (About, Imprint)
  • September 25, 2008: added option to edit user-comments (if you wrote a comment to a photo and you are logged in, you see a link "Edit Comment" on the bottom right in your comment)
  • September 28, 2008: view single account informations enhanced (if you click a username in the Members area or in a photo description)
  • September 28, 2008: added single user photo-view (you can view photos only by one user -> got to the users single page and click on "View all photos")
  • September 30, 2008: optimized paging in My Uploads (old paging was on bottom of page, it's directly below the uploaded images now)
  • September 30, 2008: form My Cars designed and most features for creating own cars finalized (it's not yet possible to create own cars, this feature is still WIP but goes well)
  • October 02, 2008: finished My Cars creation, that means you can create your own cars with description, detailled informations, tuning infos and of course upload images for each car (some features are still to be developed)
  • October 05, 2008: updated account informations, you see user cars now and the layout has changed a little
  • October 05, 2008: added "View Usercars" (go to Members, click a username, e.g. LaPimpa, click on a car in LaPimpas carlist)
  • October 05, 2008: added open features to My Cars section, you can create cars, upload images, delete cars, delete images, change preview image and edit all settings of created cars now
  • October 06, 2008: added option to My Account to select, whether to receive notification mails on submitted comments for photos and own cars or not
  • October 06, 2008: added Photo-Gallery
  • October 06, 2008: changed Home site and added recently uploaded images, newest member and lastest car
  • October 07, 2008: added usercar rating, enhanced Home site (more info about recently uploaded car and number of photos and cars on the whole site)
  • October 08, 2008: fixed bug in usercar rating, modified Home site
  • October 08, 2008: added overview site of all available Usercars
  • October 08, 2008: added menu-point Usercars
  • October 08, 2008: added rating for Photo-Gallery
  • October 09, 2008: added Password Recovery if you forgot your password (available if you are logged out on the top left of the page)
  • October 14, 2008: added Brands site with many informations about car brands, uploaded images and more
  • October 28, 2008: added comments function on single Usercars. You can give a comment with a rating (or without) on a usercar.
  • January 21, 2009: implemented new photo popup to have a bigger resolution of the photo. This is available in the Photo-Gallery as well as in the Usercars area.
  • January 22, 2009: added the option to select whether you like to receive a newsletter or not. Newsletter will be sent not often. Only very interesting new features or important changes will cause a newsletter.
  • March 02, 2009: added last updated car and latest comments to the main site. Also updated the layout of main site and increased number of preview images.
  • March 07, 2009: more details to last updated car added.
  • March 12, 2009: fixed some bugs. E-Mail notifications on comments from other users on a photo or Usercar you already commented where not sent correctly.
    You can change to receive an E-Mail notification in Your Account settings.
  • March 22, 2009: increased preview image size of Usercars. To change the size of the thumbnails the preview image should be deleted and reuploaded. The new size will be created.
  • March 23, 2009: added multiupload. You can upload a maximum of 10 images at once, which will appear in the Photo-Gallery.
  • March 24, 2009: added check in Photo-Gallery if you rate a photo. You can't rate your own photos anymore.
  • March 24, 2009: changed site-logo
  • March 28, 2009: changed layout of Photo-Gallery.
  • April 01, 2009: changed layout of Main Site.
  • April 07, 2009: paging bug fixed in the Photo-Gallery.
  • April 07, 2009: fixed empty page in Photo-Gallery if the requested photo does not exist.
  • April 14, 2009: optimized layout of Main Site.
  • April 14, 2009: added "Most Uploaded Car Brand" photos at Main Site.
  • April 16, 2009: created separate site to read all available comments on a usercar. That improves the readability and is more flexible, if a car has multiple comments.
  • April 16, 2009: added random photos of usercars on the bottom of the Main Site.
  • April 20, 2009: completely redesigned layout of all pages. The design is now much less heavy and brighter.
  • April 21, 2009: New header designs.
  • April 23, 2009: Minor changes on the layout. Menu cleaned up - less menu points (My Account is available below greeting on top left of the site, Detailed Search is available below simple search on top right of the site).
  • April 29, 2009: new domain name ordered and site separated from old subdomain. New name is www.carslide.com.
  • April 30, 2009: created new logo for site.
  • May 06, 2009: new and first favicon added. Very big thanks to Lars (hukaju), who created this icon: www.carslide.com Favicon
  • May 06, 2009: added google maps to the Photo-Gallery. While uploading you can type the name of the location, where you have taken the photography and this is shown on a small map in the photo details. Already uploaded images still do not contain this location, but the possibility to edit existing images will be available soon.
  • May 07, 2009: updated the functionallity of photo editing. It's now possible to add the Place of Photography to older photos, too.
  • May 21, 2009: fixed layout bugs in Edit Usercar section.
  • May 25, 2009: optimised site structure and HTML for better search engine indication.
  • June 12, 2009: changed rating. You can click on the stars instead of using radio-buttons or a dropdown. Also the stars are everywhere the same now. Also the way how to rate is similar everywhere you can rate something.
  • June 13, 2009: added BBCode functionality to comments on photos, usercars and photo description for uploaded photos.
  • July 21, 2009: added option to delete uploaded photos.
  • July 22, 2009: started to implement language selection for registred users.
  • August 02, 2009: Countries list in My-Account enhanced. There should be all countries included now.
  • September 06, 2009: Added collections function. You can group uploaded photos in collections. One photo can be assigned to multiple collections. There is still a lot to do with the collections, but the main functionality is available. More features like assign already uploaded photos to a collection will be available soon.

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