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post #1 of 520 (permalink) Old Jan 14th, 16, 3:01 PM Thread Starter
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Hello Everyone,

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

4) Garages will be featured on the site

You can show off your Chevelle, 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.chevelles.com/forums/gara...?do=editgarage

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.

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 Chevelles.com Team.
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post #2 of 520 (permalink) Old Jan 14th, 16, 3:53 PM Thread Starter
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Re: New site look and software upgrade Feedback Thread

PLEASE NOTE:

You can revert to the old to look of the site, instructions in bold above.

This section will populate the forum homepage and I have put some place holder stories in there for now:
https://www.chevelles.com/forums/273-home-page-news/

I will be working with the teams to respond, fix bugs, and tweak settings post launch. Please feel free to ask any questions, report issues, or bugs here.

Thanks in advance,
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Re: New site look and software upgrade Feedback Thread

Also note the old Homepage and links are still available here:

Tools > QuickLinks > Home Page Archive

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Whoooo hoooooo

This is awesome !

Good job on the new site !


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Re: Whoooo hoooooo

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This is awesome !

Good job on the new site !
Welcome back!!!

More info on the conversion here:
https://www.chevelles.com/forums/67-c...ck-thread.html

Congrats on first posters!

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Definitely brighter.
Gonna take some getting use to after 16+ years...

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Welcome back!!!

More info on the conversion here:
https://www.chevelles.com/forums/67-c...ck-thread.html

Congrats on first posters!

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Gotcha Jeff...


You guys went above and beyond with this.


The Chevelles at the top is a great touch, you added avatars, and a GARAGE !


I feel like its Christmas !


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Gotcha Jeff...


You guys went above and beyond with this.


The Chevelles at the top is a great touch, you added avatars, and a GARAGE !


I feel like its Christmas !
Thanks,

Gonna discuss adding Avatars back depending on Mods/Admins.

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Avatars going to be turned on?


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Avatars....PLEASE DON'T!!!!!

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Avatars going to be turned on?
That will be up to the mods/admins, will know soon.



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Nice layout, Jeff! I am with, Bill. Going to take some getting used to, but really nice.

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Definitely brighter.
Gonna take some getting use to after 16+ years...
Check Jeff's link...


You can revert if you chose, also, there are some options to hide the side bar etc.


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That will be up to the mods/admins, will know soon.



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What are the issues with the avatars? Bandwidth? Censorship?


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Nice fresh look. Good job!

PLEASE: No avatars. I use other sites that have them and they are just clutter. They add nothing of use.
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