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New Site Upgrade and Look Feedback Thread

Hello Everyone,

We're proud to announce that the new site look and feel has been completed for ModdedMustangs.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 ModdedMustangs.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 "ModdedMustangs.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.

http://www.moddedmustangs.com/forums...?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 ModdedMustangs.com Team.

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Also note all the info form the ole home page is still active and located here:

http://www.moddedmustangs.com/wp-index.php/

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I can't reply.

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My name to the left is oddly cut off. Quick reply doesn't work for me.

And is there anyway to disable the @use rmention feature? I do not want the notifications/email.

Honestly, I am probably going to go back to the old view.

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I am testing if quick reply works in the old view.

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EDIT: it works in the old view, not the new view.



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I can't reply.

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My name to the left is oddly cut off. Quick reply doesn't work for me.

And is there anyway to disable the @use rmention feature? I do not want the notifications/email.

Honestly, I am probably going to go back to the old view.

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I am testing if quick reply works in the old view.
Can confirm that quick reply does not work.

- Anyway to make the font brighter?

- Can we get the reply box to be centered in the screen as well?
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the colors are way too hard on the eyes. i couldn't last 5 minutes without switching back. if the text/background colors were better i'm sure i'd get used to everything else over time

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I also get notifications now when other people quote my posts. I don't know if that is a bad or good thing yet lol.



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Can confirm that quick reply does not work.

- Anyway to make the font brighter?

- Can we get the reply box to be centered in the screen as well?
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the colors are way too hard on the eyes. i couldn't last 5 minutes without switching back. if the text/background colors were better i'm sure i'd get used to everything else over time
Updated the font to more of a white.

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I also get notifications now when other people quote my posts. I don't know if that is a bad or good thing yet lol.
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You can adjust those settings here:
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I also get notifications now when other people quote my posts. I don't know if that is a bad or good thing yet lol.
i just noticed that. i think i like it, but we'll see

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Thanks for the link Jeff! Appreciate it.
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Had to switch to the old view. Couldn't really read anything, couldn't stand the color scheme, there were a few additional links to things that helped... But I would probably rarely use them

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What is this #moddedmustangs (testing this because I see some kind of option for hashtags)



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Had to switch to the old view. Couldn't really read anything, couldn't stand the color scheme, there were a few additional links to things that helped... But I would probably rarely use them

Mm Classic ftw
10-4, we are still making some updates so by tomorrow it will function a lot better.

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Hmm... hashtags work. What function is that for the forum?

#BWS #BlackWidowStang

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Same thing goes for the "like" function?

Same thing as Facebook, Instagram, etc?



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Hmm... hashtags work. What function is that for the forum?

#BWS #BlackWidowStang
looks like it'll just land on a page that shows every time that hashtag was used

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Hmm... hashtags work. What function is that for the forum?

#BWS #BlackWidowStang

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Same thing goes for the "like" function?

Same thing as Facebook, Instagram, etc?
Yuppers, searchable and it tags that thread so you can search based upon that also.

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Yeah lol, I noticed that.



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Hmm... hashtags work. What function is that for the forum?

#BWS #BlackWidowStang

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Same thing goes for the "like" function?

Same thing as Facebook, Instagram, etc?
The like in the thread is juts a forum like but at the top you can like it on FB.

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Alrighty, thanks.



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Hmm... hashtags work. What function is that for the forum?

#BWS #BlackWidowStang
Hashtags when used properly effects searching and allows for all like items to be tagged properly via meta searching instead of searching for each time a word is just in a post. Right now if you search "wheels" you will get every post involving the word wheel. If you search #wheels or #vossen you would only get hash results iirc

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10-4, we are still making some updates so by tomorrow it will function a lot better.

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Woo! Hopefully we get to a point where classic is no longer the better option even though it's the "norm"
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I will let you guys get settled a bit and play around with the new toys, ping me with any questions.

We will hot fix any issues in the morning if something comes up.

Hope you enjoy your new home.

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