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VS Jeff 09-15-2015 07:32 PM

New site look and software upgrade Feedback Thread
 
Hello Everyone,

We're proud to announce that the new site look and feel has been completed for MensTennisForums.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 MensTennisForums.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 one of two themes called "MensTennisForums.com Classic" or "MensTennisForumsFullAlternate"

4) Users will be able to register with Facebook, Twitter or Google+

5) 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.

6) Another new great feature is the @Mention user plugin. You can tag members by simply using the @ symbol.

7) 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 MensTennisForums.com Team.

VS Jeff 09-15-2015 08:47 PM

Re: New site look and software upgrade Feedback Thread
 
Ok all we are live, sorry for the delay.

Ask any questions or let me know what you think.

Jeff

ProdigyEng 09-15-2015 08:48 PM

Re: New site look and software upgrade Feedback Thread
 
It's nice but the colour is meh.

scarecrows 09-15-2015 08:48 PM

Re: New site look and software upgrade Feedback Thread
 
the mobile version looks very good

I will miss the blue skin on laptop :sad:

Arsenalex 09-15-2015 08:50 PM

Re: New site look and software upgrade Feedback Thread
 
How would you be able to change to other skins?

Just in case

MWW 09-15-2015 08:51 PM

Re: New site look and software upgrade Feedback Thread
 
That is stunning. I'm looking through on mobile and it is extremely efficient with load time and looks crisp. I like the new ideas of tagging for instance and can't wait to implement. Will let you guys know if anything doesn't go to plan. The only question I have is whether there is still a quick forum jump to navigate between different parts of the forum?

safin-rules-no.1 09-15-2015 08:52 PM

Re: New site look and software upgrade Feedback Thread
 
It looks disgusting. Thanks for ruining my life.

Lukas15 09-15-2015 08:52 PM

Re: New site look and software upgrade Feedback Thread
 
There is a mess on chrome.

VS Jeff 09-15-2015 08:53 PM

Re: New site look and software upgrade Feedback Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by scarecrows (Post 31930713)
the mobile version looks very good

I will miss the blue skin on laptop :sad:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arsenalex (Post 31930737)
How would you be able to change to other skins?

Just in case

FYI - directions to see the legacy or classic view in first post:

"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 "MensTennisForums.com Classic"."

Jeff

TennisJesus 09-15-2015 08:54 PM

Re: New site look and software upgrade Feedback Thread
 
Is that Grisha in the header? ???

VS Jeff 09-15-2015 08:55 PM

Re: New site look and software upgrade Feedback Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MWW (Post 31930761)
That is stunning. I'm looking through on mobile and it is extremely efficient with load time and looks crisp. I like the new ideas of tagging for instance and can't wait to implement. Will let you guys know if anything doesn't go to plan. The only question I have is whether there is still a quick forum jump to navigate between different parts of the forum?

@MWW

You can double click the "Forum" button on the toolbar and it will bring up the main index page:

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Jeff

Haneul 09-15-2015 08:55 PM

Re: New site look and software upgrade Feedback Thread
 
MTF entering chico era as expected.

VS Jeff 09-15-2015 08:56 PM

Re: New site look and software upgrade Feedback Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by StopDropAndTroll (Post 31930801)
It looks disgusting. Thanks for ruining my life.

Please read first post and you can revert.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lukas15 (Post 31930809)
There is a mess on chrome.

Screen shot or more details?


FYI - fixing Avatars now...

Jeff

safin-rules-no.1 09-15-2015 08:58 PM

Re: New site look and software upgrade Feedback Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by VS Jeff (Post 31930905)
Please read first post and you can revert.


Jeff

I tried, but I can't revert to the old blue version I've had since 2006 :(

Crustaceok 09-15-2015 09:00 PM

Re: New site look and software upgrade Feedback Thread
 
Mobile version looks nice! And faster too


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