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Our Website History

Article by Steve Smith - Caravans Plus

This page is just for fun. It is a reminder of how the internet has changed since we started in 2003.

2003

First page. Before site was even open.
Above: First page. Before site was even open.

2004

First
Above: First "Enter Here" page and first logo.
The original osCommerce cart and Magazine feature.
Above: The original osCommerce cart and Magazine feature.

2005

Colour menu & sheeting for sale. Commas and dots in front of product names because sort order had not been invented yet and they were listed alphabetically.
Above: Colour menu & sheeting for sale. Commas and dots in front of product names because sort order had not been invented yet and they were listed alphabetically.
First About Us page with
Above: First About Us page with "Fully owned premises" as shown in mirrored photo.
Contact Us complete with Fax number.
Above: Contact Us complete with Fax number.
The beginnings of the Spare Parts Diagrams. At the time unique to CaravansPlus.
Above: The beginnings of the Spare Parts Diagrams. At the time unique to CaravansPlus.

2006

Nicely embossed Category images.
Above: Nicely embossed Category images.
The beginnings to Help Pages. An area that would be very important to our success.
Above: The beginnings to Help Pages. An area that would be very important to our success.
We used to ask people to add packaging to their orders for large items rather than building it into the product or shipping cost.
Above: We used to ask people to add packaging to their orders for large items rather than building it into the product or shipping cost.
Product listings with the start of colour coding for stock levels.
Above: Product listings with the start of colour coding for stock levels.
Huge 10 inch CRT television with DVD player. 8kg.
Above: Huge 10 inch CRT television with DVD player. 8kg.
Home page with cheques accepted. Highlighted No Phone Orders.
Above: Home page with cheques accepted. Highlighted No Phone Orders.
Improved product images with
Above: Improved product images with "watermarks" because competitors were stealing images. More colour codes for delivery types.

2007

Enter page with new logo colour and NZ shipping. Hidden blue text in blue background for search engines.
Above: Enter page with new logo colour and NZ shipping. Hidden blue text in blue background for search engines.
Product page with
Above: Product page with "Joins" unique to CaravansPlus.

2008

New features including Customer Feedback with 49 comments.
Above: New features including Customer Feedback with 49 comments.
Website makeover with new logo, header, and category images.
Above: Website makeover with new logo, header, and category images.
Customer Feedback, live & unedited proving popular.
Above: Customer Feedback, live & unedited proving popular.

2009

New Home page and no colours in menu.
Above: New Home page and no colours in menu.
News: Moving to bigger warehouse across the road.
Above: News: Moving to bigger warehouse across the road.

2011

New logo. Click to see new warehouse.
Above: New logo. Click to see new warehouse.
New website design and no more
Above: New website design and no more "Enter Here" page.
New modern flyout menu. Updated About Us page.
Above: New website design and no more "Enter Here" page.
Product Listings
Above: Product Listings

2012

Category listings now with sub categories.
Above: Category listings now with sub categories.
Growing Feedback section with over 7 thousand comments.
Above: Growing Feedback section with over 7 thousand comments.

2013

New About Us page with details on CaravanSpareParts & EasyRV.
Above: New About Us page with details on CaravanSpareParts & EasyRV.
Product info page with seperate Specifications & Features.  The beginnings of freight quotes before signup.
Above: Product info page with seperate Specifications & Features. The beginnings of freight quotes before signup.

2014

New website design.
Above: New website design.
New Home page with
Above: New Home page with "How to shop" video (view below).
Watch Product Video

eBooks and Test Part.
Above: eBooks and Test Part.

2015

New website design and live freight price from product.
Above: eBooks and Test Part.
New Contact page with form instead of just email address.
Above: New Contact page with form instead of just email address.

2016

Home page with category links.
Above: Home page with category links.

2017

New website design. iPad first, fully responsive design.
Above: New website design. iPad first, fully responsive design.

2018

New website design.
Above: New website design.
New About Us page. Click to read.
Above: New About Us page. Click to read.
New Product info page with PayPal quick order, no signup needed.
Above: New Product info page with PayPal quick order, no signup needed.

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