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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 Zo6Vette.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 Zo6Vette.com, they see a beautiful doorway, and they walk right in.

4) Garages will be featured on the site

You can show off your Vette, 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.

Z06Vette.com - Corvette Z06 Forum - Manage My Garage

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 Zo6Vette.com.
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BUMP

We are now live and all set, post up any feedback, questions, etc..

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I think the new site is great. I've had to spend a little time familiarizing my self with the new site but overall it is greatly improved and much faster. Now if I can just learn all the shortcuts like I knew old the old site I will be in great shape. Good work.

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where did the gameroom go?

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In the top bar Tools>Quick Links>Game Room

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How do I change the site banner at the top from the C5 Z06 images to the latest C7 Z06?

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How do I change the site banner at the top from the C5 Z06 images to the latest C7 Z06?
You don't. That's reserved for admin.

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If the banner needs an update, we could do one.

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If the banner needs an update, we could do one.

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Just an opinion, it would be kind of cool to have a pic of the C5 Z06 and one of the current Z06, just so everyone knows we are trending new technology.

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Just an opinion, it would be kind of cool to have a pic of the C5 Z06 and one of the current Z06, just so everyone knows we are trending new technology.
Who else wants to chime in on this suggestion?

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I think Jub is right. Putting the C5Z and a current model together would be pretty cool!

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Is this the new model you'd like to see up there? 2017 Corvette Z06: Exterior Photos | Chevrolet We should be able to get something made up

Let's get some more submissions from the community for this banner change.

Same tips as last time:
- clean and clear view from front, angle, or side
- higher clear resolution
- windows, doors, hoods closed
- no people or objects blocking full view

Post your photos here!


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May I suggest, substitute the yellow C5 for this picture. Should fit right in with no problem.


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That looks awesome! I'm all for that. Anyone else have any ideas or agree with this one?

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