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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 03-19-2015, 12:52 PM Thread Starter
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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 RaptorForum.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 RaptorForum.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 "RaptorForum.com Legacy".

4) Garages will be featured on the site

You can show off your Raptor, 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.raptorforum.com/forums/ga...?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.

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 RaptorForum.com Team.
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Sorry but, meh.....

Just more new features, although maybe great, to get used to and figure out.

I liked the old one. I dont like change.

But, like anything else that is new, will take some time to get used to. Just like the Raptor 2013 new look. Took some time, never liked it, got used to it, like it now.

But then again, well done on the new look, sure a lot of hard work, effort and thought has gone into it.

Its just that, well, its new, its not the same old I have been used to for the last 6 years......

And one more thing, the ``Active Topics`` fucntion does not work for me. Only the ``New Posts`` takes me to the active topics.
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@Pacific Barbarian - Thanks for the feedback and we are still working on some things on the back end.

You can also change back to the old view here:

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 "RaptorForum.com Legacy".

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OK cool thanks!

I like the new ``Like`` feature!!! That is something I always wanted!

Yep, its just gonna take some time, thats all!
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I'm not digging it, but time will tell.

When i first tried to log on it assumed i had a facebook account which i dont. Took me several tries to figure out how to get in.

I absolutely hate the idea that facebook has become the official sign-on for everything web. I dont want the lefty lib zuckerberg in any part of my life. But somehow that facebook garbage has co-opted everything regarding signing in on the web.

Also many of they links were dead a short time ago. I was only able to view the individual posts not the folders. I also couldnt access active topics.
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I'm not digging it, but time will tell.

When i first tried to log on it assumed i had a facebook account which i dont. Took me several tries to figure out how to get in.

I absolutely hate the idea that facebook has become the official sign-on for everything web. I dont want the lefty lib zuckerberg in any part of my life. But somehow that facebook garbage has co-opted everything regarding signing in on the web.

Also many of they links were dead a short time ago. I was only able to view the individual posts not the folders. I also couldnt access active topics.
You don't have to use the FB log in, it is just an option.

The team is still working on touching up some issues and all the links should work by end of day.

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I prefer the "Raptor Forum Legacy" mode more. I prefer the light colored boxes over the new more pronounced ones, it just seems cleaner and easier to read when I do "New Posts" or look at specific forum lists.

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How do I mark the forum "Read" now?

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How do I mark the forum "Read" now?
Tools > QuickLinks > Mark Forums Read

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Tools > QuickLinks > Mark Forums Read

https://www.raptorforum.com/forums/fo...6a00f8e50e2e8b

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Thanks.

Can that be put back up on the main toolbar though?

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