Saturday, September 1, 2001

Get some new wheels at Auto-On-Net.com

DOMINOPOWER SITE OF THE MONTH

By Steve Niles

Domino is being used to design all kinds of different Web sites. This month I've chosen to spotlight a rather interesting site called Auto-On-Net.com as the DominoPower Site of the Month. You can find it at http://www.auto-on-net.com, and it's pictured in Figure A.

FIGURE A

You can find and post used cars at Auto-On-Net.com. (click for larger image)

Auto-On-Net.com is one of the best sites to find and post used cars in Belgium. It's really easy to use. You can search for a particular make of used car, motorcycle, classic car, or van. You can also use the Auto-On-Net.com database to search for new cars.

It works like this. First you select the type of car you're looking for. You're then taken to a submission form where you can enter the criteria for the car you want. For this example, I looked for a used car. In order to get the widest selection possible, I only specified the make of the car. In Figure B, you'll see I selected "Porsche" because they're wicked cool.

FIGURE B

Enter your search criteria in the provided form. (click for larger image)

Once you click on the Search button, you'll get a list of available cars. The make and model of each car is provided along with a description of each vehicle, contact information, and, in some cases, a photo of the car. My search results are shown in Figure C.

FIGURE C

Your search results will have detailed information for each car available. (click for larger image)

You can peruse the list to find one that interests you, and then click on the car to learn even more about it. I chose the silver Porsche 911 Biturbo 993 pictured in Figure D.

FIGURE D

I think I'll charge this Porsche 911 Biturbo to my expense account. (click for larger image)

Auto-On-Net.com also has an Autolocator feature that informs you by mail of new cars that fit a personal profile you provide. The site also has links to new cars, insurance, financing, leasing, and tips. There's a regular newsletter you can sign up for, and a mail-a-friend feature is available if you spot a car you think a buddy might be interested in.

The entire site was built in Domino, so you should check it out for yet another example of the possibilities Domino provides.