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#1 (permalink) Old 08-26-2014, 08:38 AM
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Cool Site Upgrades to BenzWorld.org

Hello Everyone,

We're proud to announce that the new site look and feel has been completed for benzworld.org! 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 benzworld.org , 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 "benzworld.org Legacy".

4) Garages will be featured on the site

You can show off your Benz, 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.benzworld.org/forums/garage.php?do=index

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.

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 benzworld.org Team.
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I like it so far. Well done. Could you please share the keystroke for the barf emoticon? I swear there have been plenty of times that it would be very appropriate.




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On my screen when I use the Color Palette drop down in both the Quick Reply and Advanced screens said drop down appears off screen at the bottom. I have to scroll the page down to find the palette.
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On my screen when I use the Color Palette drop down in both the Quick Reply and Advanced screens said drop down appears off screen at the bottom. I have to scroll the page down to find the palette.
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Thanks for the feedback guys.

Please post any questions, bugs, thoughts, or features you would like added and we will address them ASAP. I would like to keep all feedback in one area so we can properly log it and respond.

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Jeff, that is why I was placing pointers in my forums to this thread. To keep everything in one place.
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and 5 minutes in, STRAIGHT BACK to the legacy view which has a much cleaner less offensive and less "shit in the RH frame" wrecking the balance of the page.

Thanks for trying though.
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1. How do you mark forums read? The old site it was located under "quick Links, then selecting "Mark Forums Read".

2. If you want to insert a picture, is there a easier way than having to enter a URL, or having to have to go down to managing attachments. On another site, when you select "Insert Image" you can browse a file on your computer and insert it.

Thank you!
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