Jan 24, 2006 (From the CalCars-News archive)
The CalCars website launched in 2002, with help from David Alan Foster. We got our first facelift in early 2003, with the help of Anne Woods http://www.annewoods.us/Web/index.html. We got a great logo and bumpersticker design from Kristen Kiger http://www.thinkability.com. Since then, we've squeezed everything into that format, long ago sprawling out in every direction.
We kept waiting for the time and resources to completely upgrade the site -- but the dust never settled. We knew we had to do something before the launch of Plug-In Partners, when the campaign for 100+ MPG Plug-In Hybrids shifts into even higher gear. (We made it by 8 hours.)
Thanks to Tim Beauchamp and Ling Thio, who gave us a few pushes to start us on the revisions, and most of all to John Davi of Palo Alto, http://www.johndavi.com/resume, who's equally strong at the clicks and the concepts.
Now at least we have a usable left-side navigation system and a concise home page. We tried to help those who've never heard of PHEVs get basic information, and enable decision-makers to see the range of activities and media support PHEVs are gaining. We hope we've made it easier for people to support CalCars.org with tax-deductible contributions too -- still at http://www.calcars.org/sponsor.html!
Please feel free to point out any broken links or other problems. Now that we have a new framework, we'll continue to streamline the site page-by-page (though a few will remain longer than some people expect...)