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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 VulcanForums.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 VulcanForums.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 "VulcanForums.com Classic".

4) Garages will be featured on the site

You can show off your Vulcan, 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.

https://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/g...?do=editgarage

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 VulcanForums.com Team.
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BUMP - we should be about done with the conversion.

Let me know if anybody has any questions.

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[QUOTE=VS Jeff;]

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 Hyundai-Forums.com , they see a beautiful doorway, and they walk right in.

/QUOTE]

Hyundai, huh?

I like the new look. iPad is much better looking and quick.

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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 Hyundai-Forums.com , they see a beautiful doorway, and they walk right in.

/QUOTE]

Hyundai, huh?

I like the new look. iPad is much better looking and quick.
@hayes - copy and paste error form a boilerplate message.

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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 Hyundai-Forums.com , they see a beautiful doorway, and they walk right in.
Hyundai, huh?

I like the new look. iPad is much better looking and quick.
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Hi Jeff

I like it! Doesn't appear so cluttered or busy as the old format. The postings seem clearer a bit easier to read with the font and background.
Thanks for updating.

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So do we have to post all new pics into our garage galleries?


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So do we have to post all new pics into our garage galleries?
Nope, you should still see them here:

Kawasaki Vulcan Forum : Vulcan Forums - Photo Gallery

or

Kawasaki Vulcan Forum : Vulcan Forums - Manage My Garage

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Nope, you should still see them here:

Kawasaki Vulcan Forum : Vulcan Forums - Photo Gallery

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Kawasaki Vulcan Forum : Vulcan Forums - Manage My Garage

Let me know if you have any issues.

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I got it squared away. Creating a garage had me all screwed up, Gallery of uploaded images are still there. Must be Monday! Thanks, Looks Good!
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I was giving you a hard time. However, I used the edit option and it seems to have reposted the same message twice.

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