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New Site Look and software update - Feedback Thread

Hello Everyone,

We're proud to announce that the new site look and feel has been completed for TraverseForum.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 TraverseForum.com, they see a beautiful doorway, and they walk right in.


4) Garages will be featured on the site

You can show off your Traverse, 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.traverseforum.com/garage.php?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.

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 TraverseForum.com Team.
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post #2 of 40 (permalink) Old 04-24-2017, 07:07 PM
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Funny, it looks just like the Forest River forum I've been on for the last 5 years (same time I've been on this forum!), so I'm not sure why it took so long. Better late than never, I guess.

You don't say anything about any improvement on adding pics, which has sucked since I've been on here. I can do that on the FR forum with zero issues. I don't see the same "Go Advanced" option that allows adding pics as I have on the FR forum. So I'm concluding that we still can't add pics in a simple, straight-forward manner.

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No longer an easy way to click a link in the top right portion of the home page to go to the Acadia, Enclave, or Equinox forums anymore!

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No longer an easy way to click a link in the top right portion of the home page to go to the Acadia, Enclave, or Equinox forums anymore!


yup... I too was looking for the shortcuts to the other forums.

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It also doesn't seem smart enough to take me to the newest post I haven't seen. The old one could do that and my Forest River forum one can, too. It doesn't even take you to the last page. Always to the 1st post on the 1st page.

I do see that it has the Go Advanced, now. I'm going to try to insert a pic. If you can see it, it worked.

9 New & old multi-switch.jpg

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Well, it worked, but it's a "thumbnail." Difficult to see unless you open it up. Two steps forward, one step back.

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yup... I too was looking for the shortcuts to the other forums.
we can do that! I'll send in a request.

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It also doesn't seem smart enough to take me to the newest post I haven't seen. The old one could do that and my Forest River forum one can, too. It doesn't even take you to the last page. Always to the 1st post on the 1st page.

I do see that it has the Go Advanced, now. I'm going to try to insert a pic. If you can see it, it worked.

Attachment 1001

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Well, it worked, but it's a "thumbnail." Difficult to see unless you open it up. Two steps forward, one step back.
You can use "New Post", all the threads that are in bold are threads that either has a new post you haven't read or is a new thread you haven't seen.

as for attached files, if you take the URL of the attachment and then insert it like an [img] bb code, it should be bigger.

like this:


PHP Code:
[IMG]http://www.traverseforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1009&stc=1&d=1493132023[/IMG] 

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Yuck!
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What's with the Trax mixed in with 4 Traverses?

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Wasn't there a "recent posts unread by me" link? Was very helpful.

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Now I have to log in to read current posts. Old site allowed you to read without logging in so I only had to do that if I wanted to respond. A minor problem, I know, but a time waster.


Hopefully I will get used to navigating this busy format. Took me five minutes to figure out how to make this reply but, then I am an old guy that didn't start using computers when I was three.

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