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post #1 of 281 Old March 13th, 2017, 09:07 AM Thread Starter
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New Site Look and Feel Feedback Thread

Hey Everyone,

We're proud to announce that the new site look and feel is being completed for RZRForums.net as we speak! 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 Rzrforums.net , they see a beautiful doorway, and they walk right in.

As a forum member you can choose to use the new design or you can stay with 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 which skin you wish to use.

4) Garages will be featured on the site

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

5) Users will be able to register with Facebook

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.

You can turn on email notifications for this feature through UserCP > User Tagging > Settings > Enable Mention Emails

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 RzrForums.net Team

And Goose!
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Re: New Site Look and Feel Feedback Thread

OLD DESIGN I hate the new one.

Love the classic design!
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Re: New Site Look and Feel Feedback Thread

How to change to "Classic" view:

We would encourage all of you to give the new layout a chance, but if you don't like it, here is how you can change it back.

1) Scroll to the lower left hand corner of the page.

2) In the white drop down menu, select "Rzrforums.net (Classic)" as your view

3) That is all



You can also change your default view in the User CP

1) Go to the User CP

2) Go to "Edit Options" under the settings and options section

3) Scroll down to "Miscellaneous Options"

4) Select "Rzrforums.net (Classic)" from the drop down menu in the "Forum Skin" section

Site or account issue? Post here: http://www.rzrforums.net/58-forum-help-questions-info/
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Some of the pages will not go back to the classic view!
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Some of the pages will not go back to the classic view!
Note we are still doing updates might have to clear your cache and do a logout/in once we are done in the next hour or so. It should be fixed by then.

Helping out Jeff B with the conversion.

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I hope you get all the bugs worked out soon, this is a PIA!
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I hope you get all the bugs worked out soon, this is a PIA!
@Clothier

Few things to button up and she should be running smooth.

We can always make tweaks and updates post-launch, what are you having issues with?

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Re: New Site Look and Feel Feedback Thread

I like it.
Still seems way slower than other Vbulletin forums I'm on.
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Not sure if it's me but try "active" topics.
It takes me away from the site

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Re: New Site Look and Feel Feedback Thread

Well for 1, I already had everything set the way I preferred, now I have to go and reset my preferences and crap again. I know things have to change with the time and all but this is a pain to have to redo things all the time. I understand there have been problems with the mobile version since its launch, but I had never had a problem with the full version, which is what I always preferred to use anyhow. Now here we going changing what was working. I'm sure I'll eventually get used to it, but I just didnt see the need for the redo.

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Re: New Site Look and Feel Feedback Thread

Being able to revert back to Classic is amazing.

That should be the default skin, and then if users want the new skin, let them manually choose it.

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Being able to revert back to Classic is amazing.

That should be the default skin, and then if users want the new skin, let them manually choose it.
I agree! I just hope once everything is done the classic version works the same as it always did. Maybe I'm getting old, but I'm not 1 to fix what works great to begin with. Haha! But honestly, this dog is too old to learn new tricks at this point!
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I like it.
Still seems way slower than other Vbulletin forums I'm on.
Not sure if it's me but try "active" topics.
It takes me away from the site
Speed should pick up once work is done and the link for Active Topics should be fixed in a few.

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Re: New Site Look and Feel Feedback Thread

Hey Chris can you see the avatars for anyone? None are loading for me on the classic version.

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