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Contents:

Basic Site Navigation and Site Description
How do I Move Around The Site? - The Left Navigation Column
How Can I Get The Most Effective Search?
Home - What Does This Button Do?
Photos - What Does This Button Do?
Releases - What Does This Button Do?
Videos - What Does This Button Do?
Lightbox - What is it and Why Do I Need It?
Who Do I Contact if I've Got a Problem?
Links for what?
RSS - What's that and do I need it?
Why Should I Register?
What If My Details Change?
Main Page
Swiping and Downloading Press Releases
Photos - Everything You Need to Know
Videos - Everything You Need to Know
Press Kits - The Whole Kit and Caboodle
What Do All These Icons Mean?
What Happens When I Email Something?
Can I Receive Media Alerts?
I've Found An Error - What should I do?

Basic Site Navigation and Site Description Back to Contents

Racedeadline has been designed to facilitate the easiest possible access to the information it contains. Almost everything you need to access is one mouse click away.

The banner across the top contains the Site Search and links to Home, Photos, Releases, Videos, Lightbox, Help, Contact Us, Links, RSS, Register and My Details.

The left navigation column contains all the navigation functions and the main page contains the relevant content including text, images and video.

 

How do I Move Around The Site? - The Left Navigation ColumnBack to Contents

The left navigation column has been designed for you to quickly and easily move around Racedeadline.

Access to all of the information housed on Racedeadline can be achieved by using the buttons in the left navigation column.

When you are on Racedeadline's home page, the left column only displays the list of manufacturers whose information can be accessed on the site and a list of partner sites.

The list of all brands associated with Racedeadline remains in the left column at all times enabling you to switch between manufacturers with one click.

Once you've clicked into an individual brand's section of Racedeadline the left column expands to display more navigational options and you'll see only that manufacturers information in the main page.

At the top of the left column you'll find the manufacturers logo. By clicking on this logo at any time you will return to the manufacturers home page, which displays the latest releases, latest photos and latest video.

Underneath the client's logo, the left column is broken into two sections that are specific to the brand, the list of all other brands and the list of partner sites.

The section between the brand's logo and 'Current Models' contains a search function, brand contacts, corporate information, press kits and other categories specific to that manufacturer.

The search function here will only search information found within the manufacturer's section of Racedeadline. As with the main search function on the top banner, you can elect to search for all types of content or only for text, photos or video.

Below this section is a list of 'Current Models' produced by the manufacturer. By clicking on a particular model, the main page will display the press kit and any press releases, photos and <video that relate to that specific model.

 

How Can I Get The Most Effective Search? Back to Contents

There are two Searches available on the site.

The main search function is found on the top banner and will search the entire site for the information entered in the text box. You can elect to search for all content on Racedeadline or you can search exclusively for text, photos or video by using the drop down box to the left of the search field.

The other search function is found in the left navigation column of each brand's section of Racedeadline. This search function will only search for content specific to that brand.

To search for media, simply enter the search term(s) into the search box. When more than one term is entered, Racedeadline will search for instances where both terms are contained within the content.

Special Operators

+ Plus Sign. Placing a plus sign in the front of a search term makes that a required term in the results.

- Minus Sign. Placing a minus sign in the front of a search term requires that it not be contained in the results. Searching for just a single term with a minus sign will return empty results (e.g., -motegi will return nothing).

* Asterisk. Placing an asterisk (or star) after a word causes it to search for a wildcard (e.g., apple* will return applesauce, apples, etc.).

 

Home - What Does This Button Do? Back to Contents

This is Racedeadline's default home page. It contains links to all of the brand's Home Pages, the latest releases, the latest images and the latest video.

Home also allows you to view all of the different types of content available on Racedeadline.

Clicking on the Racedeadline logo has the same effect as clicking on the Home button.

 

Photos - What Does This Button Do? Back to Contents

Racedeadline allows you to navigate the site exclusively for images. Once you've clicked on 'Photos' on the top banner, Racedeadline will only display images throughout the entire site, text and videos are not displayed.

In fact, the only way to see other content again is to click on the Home button on the top banner or the brand's logo in the left navigation column.

If you are a user that only deals only with images, you can bookmark Racedeadline after you've clicked the 'Photos' button and you will always enter the site with only the images displayed.

 

Releases - What Does This Button Do? Back to Contents

Racedeadline allows you to navigate the site exclusively for releases. Once you've clicked on 'Releases' on the top banner, Racedeadline will only display text files throughout the entire site, images and videos will not be displayed.

In fact, the only way to see other content again is to click on the Home button on the top banner or the brand's logo in the left navigation column.

If you are a user that only deals only with words, you can bookmark Racedeadline after you've clicked the 'Releases' button and you will always enter the site with only the releases displayed.

Releases can be swiped to copy and paste, downloaded, added to Lightbox or emailed.

 

Videos - What Does This Button Do? Back to Contents

Racedeadline allows you to navigate the site exclusively for video content. Once you've clicked on 'Videos' on the top banner, Racedeadline will only display video files throughout the entire site, text and images won't be displayed.

In fact, the only way to see other content again is to click on the Home button on the top banner or the brand's logo in the left navigation column.

If you are a user that only deals only with video, you can bookmark Racedeadline after you've clicked the 'Videos' button and you will always enter the site with only the video files displayed.

 

Lightbox - What is it and Why Do I Need It? Back to Contents

How often do you need to download more than one image to go with a story or collect lots of information from different parts of the site?

Lightbox allows you to earmark multiple files and view them on your personal lightbox before downloading.

All files on Racedeadline can be added to your Lightbox allowing you to compile a selection complete with stories, images and even video.

If you choose to add a file to your Lightbox you will be asked for your username and password. This gives you access to your own individual Lightbox.

Your Lightbox is accessed by clicking on the LIGHTBOX button on the top banner.

Any time you see a Add to Lightbox Icon you can add that file to your Lightbox. Simply click onto the Add to Lightbox Icon and the next time you view your Lightbox that file will be there.

Images that have been added to the Lightbox are highlighted with a coloured border, providing you with an instant visual reminder of images already loaded into the Lightbox while you are navigating the site.

Once you've clicked the 'Add to Lightbox' icon it will change to Remove From Lightbox Icon. By clicking on this icon the selected item will be removed from the Lightbox.

You are able to remove Lightbox items while navigating the site and from within your Lightbox by clicking on the Remove From Lightbox Icon

Once you have made your final selection of desired content from within your Lightbox you're ready to either download the files or email them.

You can download or email each item individually by clicking the relevant button underneath the file.

After you've finished with your Lightbox selection you can empty the Lightbox in readiness for your next session by clicking on the 'Empty Lightbox' button.

Content loaded into your Lightbox will remain there until you remove it. This means your Lightbox selection will still be available when you next log-in, in case you have to leave Racedeadline before downloading or emailing your selection.

 

Who Do I Contact if I've Got a Problem? Back to Contents

The Contact Us section in the top banner contains contact information for Racedeadline's site administration.

Please feel free to contact us at any time if you need assistance.

If you find a broken link or any part of the site you feel is not working correctly, email the details to help@wieck.com.au.

Please include in your email: which page you were accessing, which browser type and version you are using (e.g. IE 5 or Netscape 4) and which operating system (e.g. Windows 9X or MAC OSX).

 

Links for what? Back to Contents

The basic philosophy of Racedeadline is to be the one place for media to go to access information on everything automotive.

Our page of links to automotive websites from around the world provides you with the ability to use Racedeadline as a launching pad for all things automotive.

Here you'll find websites dedicated to just about everything automotive, from different forms of motor sport to car enthusiasts.

Most of these sites are public sites and do not require registration to access them. Others are media sites and for these you will need to register to gain access. Your log-in details for Racedeadline will not work for any of the sites found on the links page.

If you know of a website that isn't linked here please submit the site address to help@wieck.com.au.

 

RSS - What's that and do I need it? Back to Contents

An RSS feed is a little XML web page that contains the headline, description, date and time of each new item that's been posted onto Racedeadline.

This page can be left active on your desktop.

You'll need to install software called an 'RSS reader' onto your machine then connect that to Racedeadline. Once that's done, all you need to do is click the 'update' button in your RSS reader and it'll go and find out if updates have been made. Your reader comes back with the new stuff and you choose what you want to read.

This feature is very handy if checking multiple websites is part of your daily routine. An RSS feed can save time and ease the pain of hitting multiple sites - especially if there's nothing new to see.

Popular RSS Readers
Don't have an RSS reader installed on your machine? Here are some of the popular ones:

  • SharpReader
  • NewsGator
  • NetNewsWire
  • Mozilla (built into the browser)
  • FeedDemon
  • RssBandit
  • Shrook
  • Feedreader

 

Why Should I Register? Back to Contents

Registration to Racedeadline is free and is available to all working media.

You will need log-in details to access Lightbox, download content or receive email alerts and the only way to get them (legally!) is to register.

To apply for log-in details, simply fill in all of the mandatory fields on the registration form and click submit.

You will receive an auto-generated email advising you that your application has been received and is being checked for authenticity. We check all applications for registration with Racedeadline to ensure only working media are granted access to downloads.

Once you've been approved, you will receive a second email advising you that your application for log-in details has been successful and you may start using all of the features Racedeadline has to offer.

If you do not wish to download any content, use the Lightbox facility or receive email alerts, you are not required to register for Racedeadline.

 

What If My Details Change? Back to Contents

Racedeadline allows you to change any details of your profile in the 'My Details' section.

You can only access 'My Details' by using your log-in details so it's important to keep your details.

This feature is designed to provide you with the ability to change any of your details (except your username) instead of re-registering every time you change should your employment or your contact details change.

My Details will also allow you to adjust the frequency with which you receive email alerts about content that's been added to Racedeadline.

We recommend you take the time to keep your details up-to-date to ensure you can be contacted by Racedeadline should the need arise.

 

Main Page Back to Contents

The main page of Racedeadline is where you view all of the information held on the site.

The information displayed in the main page is determined by what is selected on either the top banner or the left navigation column.

 

Swiping and Downloading Press Releases Back to Contents

Press release text can be transferred to your computer by either 'swiping' the text or by downloading the release.

To swipe the text, simply highlight the text by clicking and dragging your mouse cursor over the desired article then 'copy and paste' it to your computer.

On a PC, press the 'Ctrl' key and the 'C' key simultaneously to copy and the 'Ctrl' and the 'V' key simultaneously to paste the article into a document on your word processor.

On a Mac, press the 'Command' key and the 'C' key simultaneously to copy and the 'Command' key and the 'V' key simultaneously to paste the article into your word processor.

Press releases can also be downloaded by clicking one of the links in the 'Downloads' box to the right of the release text. Most press releases can be downloaded as either plain text (ascii) files or Word documents.

 

Photos - Everything You Need to Know Back to Contents

Viewing and downloading photos on Racedeadline is simple, whether you're after one image or lots of pix.

If you click on an image, you will see a larger thumbnail preview of the image with the caption displayed beneath and the options available for that image represented by icons, except when the image represents multiple images.

Sometimes multiple images are available for one event, such as with a press kit or motor sport event. In this case the image will have one icon underneath it,
Multiple Images Icon representing multiple images and Press Kits Icon representing press kits.

Images are provided in both high-resolution and low-resolution jpeg and are approved for editorial purposes only.

The high-resolution jpeg (.jpg) is at least 300dpi resolution and 25cm on the longest side and is suitable for reproduction.

The low-resolution jpeg (.jpg) is at least 72dpi and 800 pixels at the longest side and is ideal for Internet content, positionals or insertion directly into Power Point presentations.

Images have a selection of icons underneath enabling you to view the caption, download hi res, download lo res, add to Lightbox or email item.

 

Videos - Everything You Need to Know Back to Contents

The video clips on our system are encoded using the universal Sorenson 3 codec
in a Quicktime® container file. This codec gives the best combination of smallest file size and spectacular quality allowing the user to download true broadcast quality footage in a reasonable amount of time.

To take advantage of this latest technology, you will need QuickTime® 7 installed on your video editing system.

Each package of video is sliced into natural shot breaks so that you may find and download only what you want for your production, allowing you to keep search and retrieve time to a minimum.

Once you locate a clip you'd like to view, just click on the thumbnail view and you'll be presented with download and view options.

If you or your technical staff have any questions regarding this functionality please call 1300 669 390.

 

Press Kits - The Whole Kit and Caboodle Back to Contents

Racedeadline allows users to view complete press kits throughout the entire site. Brands can present press kits that relate to either specific models or significant events.

Whenever you see the Press Kits Icon icon you can click on it to view the full press kit.

Press Kits can also be found in each brand's section of Racedeadline by clicking the 'Press Kits' link in the left navigation column. This section allows you to view all press kits including those that don't necessarily relate to any particular model, e.g. Motor Show press kits.

Press Kits that are model specific can also be accessed by clicking on the model in the 'Current Models' section of the left navigation column.

The main page will display a banner that contains all elements of the press kit for that model. Press releases and photographs pertaining to that model are displayed below the press kit banner.

In the press kit banner you have the option of viewing the press kit text, the model specifications, pricing, photos, video (if available) or the complete press kit.

 

What Do All These Icons Mean? Back to Contents

All files found on Racedeadline have multiple options that are represented with icons.

The Caption Icon allows you to view the image caption by rolling your mouse over it. By clicking on this icon you will see a larger thumbnail preview of the image with the entire caption displayed underneath.

The Hi Res Download Icon means you can download the high resolution version of the selected image or video file. Clicking on this icon will initiate the hi res or broadcast quality download.

The Low Res Download Icon means you can download the low resolution or streaming version of the selected image or video file. Clicking on this icon will initiate the low res or streaming download.

The Add to Lightbox Icon means you can add that file to your Lightbox. Clicking this icon adds the file to your Lightbox. The option to 'Add to Lightbox' is available with all releases, images, press kits and videos.

The Remove from Lightbox Icon means the file has already been added to your Lightbox. You can remove the file from your Lightbox by clicking this icon.

The Email Item Icon means you can email this file to your editor or imaging department. When you click on this icon you'll be presented with a dialogue box to enter the recipients email, your email and a message for the recipient.

The Related Photo Icon found underneath the published date indicates that a photo or photos related to a release are available. 

The Related Video Icon found underneath the published date indicates that video content related to a release is available.

The Related Audio Icon found underneath the published date indicates that audio content related to a release is available.

 

What Happens When I Email Something? Back to Contents

Racedeadline provides registered users with the option of emailing files to editors or imaging departments.

This feature is particularly handy for large files and has been designed for users with slow Internet connections. It can also be used in conjunction with Lightbox for when you need multiple files downloaded.

The email function works by sending the download link to your editor. Emailing your selection eliminates the possibility of production department downloading the wrong file.

Once you've decided on the file you'd like downloaded simply click on the Email Item icon and enter the email address of the recipient, your email and a message. They don't need to navigate Racedeadline to find the file you want downloaded, they simply click on the link in the email and the download page for your selected file appears in their Internet browser.

The recipient of the email doesn't need to be registered to Racedeadline as the only way to receive one of these emails is from a registered user. Recipients are given two download credits over five days to retrieve the file you would like downloaded.

 

Can I Receive Media Alerts? Back to Contents

Racedeadline has the ability to send registered users an email when new content has been added to the site.

You have the ability to decide how often you receive these email alerts by using the My Details section of the site found to the right of the top banner.

You can receive email alerts every time new information is posted, once per day, once per week or you can elect to disable this function and not receive alerts at all.

 

I've Found An Error - What should I do? Back to Contents

We strive to provide a service that is both user-friendly and accurate but even we can't be perfect!

If you've found anything on Racedeadline that's not quite right please let us know.

If you find information that's out-of-date, a broken link or any part of the site you feel is not working correctly, email the details to: help@wieck.com.au

Please include in your email: the url to or a description of the which page you were accessing, which browser type and version you are using (e.g. IE 5 or Netscape 4) and which operating system (e.g. Windows 9X or MAC OSX)

Last Updated: 23.03.07