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July 16, 2013 News
EKN v2.1 – New Site Platform to Debut Today

Today is a big day in the world of eKartingNews.com, as for the first time since the site’s launch in 2002, a new platform will await you when you log into the site. Later today, we’ll flip the switch on the new version of the sport’s leading news site and we’ll begin sending our readers to EKN v2.1. We’ve put in long hours getting the new site to a status where we feel confident that it’s ready to launch, and we’re thrilled that we can finally unveil it to the karting public.

The new site features much more functionality, although we didn’t go overboard for the initial launch composition. We have a number of exciting new components that we decided to hold back, and we’ll roll them out over the next six months to push EKN to heights at which it’s never been. We’ll have a brand new EKN Live platform ready for the fall, and some really cool stuff to support new karters, providing them with more information than ever before. We’ve brought our Photo Galleries to the next level, and we’ll have more user-friendly ways to present audio and video. All in all, this is a huge step up.

As for the popular EKN forums, we’ll be starting fresh with a clean sheet of paper; so if you’re a forum member, please get registered as soon as the new site goes live. We’ve also provided the ability to post comments directly to our editorial, reports and news items, which we call EKN Global, and your forum registration opens this door for you as well. This is just part of a something much bigger, which will debut in the near future.

I do want to take this opportunity to give kudos to the original design team of eKartingNews.com, as Glenn Holland and his crew did a stellar job launching EKN back in 2002, putting a wheel in motion that would become a key component in the support, growth and excitement of North American karting. It was the quality of the initial design that allowed it to be our solid platform for over 10 years – truly a display of clean design and simplicity. It was cutting edge in ’02, but by today’s standards, it had become a trusted classic.

And with the term ‘classic’ now attached to the site, the current EKN design will remain as an archive, appropriately dubbed ‘EKN Classic’. Once we re-direct the existing URL to the new site, we’ll set up the new site at eknclassic.com

And with that, we will say goodbye from the site that has been our home for many years. Tomorrow, we’ll start fresh with EKN v2.1 and from there, the sky is the limit.

All the best,

Rob Howden
Editor-in-Chief / Publisher
Pacific Mountain Central Eastern International Western Canada

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