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New site look and software upgrade Feedback Thread

Hello Everyone,

We're proud to announce that the new site look and feel has been completed for Vintage-Mustangs.com! Our designers and software engineers have been hard at work on this for several months. It's designed to modernize the site, make it easier to use, and to make it more attractive to new members and guests that visit .

The forum software we use, vBulletin, by default is not designed to be friendly to the eyes or to look modern. We went down to the nuts and bolts of the forum software and templates, and have done a ground up approach. There are several things you will notice now that the new design is live.

1) The site should be significantly faster.

We have applied every modern technique to speed up page load and tested with all modern browsers. We want the forum to be extremely fast and easy to use.

2) The site will work much better in mobile and tablet views

We've started applying responsive design, and have designed and tested against android and iPhone devices, Android tablets, and iPads. If you are sitting at your desk or on your couch, or just on your phone, the site will work much better than it did before, and load fast. We are still working on improving the experience even further in the months to come, but we wanted to launch this as quickly as we could.

3) The homepage is bright, crisp and clean.

We wanted the first page users saw to look beautiful, so that when a new guest arrives and is debating whether to join Vintage-Mustangs.com, they see a beautiful doorway, and they walk right in.

As a forum member you can choose to use the new design (which is on by default) or you can go back to the old design. We ask that you give it a chance and see if you like it. Like anything new, it will be unfamiliar at first, but we suspect that the speed difference will make you want to use this new one. If you do decide to switch back, the link is at the bottom left of each forum page, you pull down and select the theme called "Vintage-Mustangs.com Classic".

4) Garages will be featured on the site

You can show off your Mustang, You can post pictures in your garage and share it with others. Make sure you post up some images to share with the community at the link below.

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5) Users will be able to register with Facebook, Twitter or Google+

6) The side bar can be hidden in your user options.

Click on my profile / user cp at the top right.

- click on edit your details on the left.
- Look for Show Sidebar on Forum Pages under Additional Information.
- Click disable and save.

7) Another new great feature is the @Mention user plugin. You can tag members by simply using the @ symbol.

8) Drag and Drop image uploader

We hope you enjoy it, and if you have any questions on the design, please let us know, feedback is appreciated.

If there are any issues you see. Post them up here and we will get them worked out.

Thanks,
-Your Vintage-Mustangs.com Team.
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good job Jeff
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good job Jeff
Thanks,

We are still working on some issue on the back end.

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Can you change how the page looks on your own screen?
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Can you change how the page looks on your own screen?
What do you mean?

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Brilliant job! It is a marked improvement. Thank you for the effort.
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looks nice ! hoping the site works faster for sure !
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HAHAAAHAHA! we can like comments now. Been wishing we had that feature for a long time. TOO COOL!
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HAHAAAHAHA! we can like comments now. Been wishing we had that feature for a long time. TOO COOL!
Also have mention now...

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Much better with the sidebar disabled, thanks for the tip!


I figured out that threads I've posted in have the arrow... haven't figured out what the exclamation point means yet?


I thought it was for threads I haven't read yet, but I checked a couple of them and they still had it after I just read them?


If someone mentions you, do you get a PM to know that you were mentioned?
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I appreciate the hard work and new look. Really think some of the new features will enhance our use. It is noticeably faster on my computer than previously this morning

I also think its pretty cool for those who don't like change to be able to toggle to "classic view" of the site.



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Wow go offline from the site for a couple weeks and the whole world changes. Dang. I think it looks great though and plan to dig in more.

Thank you for all the hard work everyone behind the scenes, I know what it's like for a major backend overhaul and just my few minutes on here is a marked improvement.
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Looks clean and crisp. Works well. Nice job
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Much better with the sidebar disabled, thanks for the tip!


I figured out that threads I've posted in have the arrow... haven't figured out what the exclamation point means yet?


I thought it was for threads I haven't read yet, but I checked a couple of them and they still had it after I just read them?


If someone mentions you, do you get a PM to know that you were mentioned?
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Mark this page read does not appear to be working on iPad. I look the look however. Good job.

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