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post #1 of 47 Old 05-16-2016, 12:39 PM Thread Starter
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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 TropicalFishKeeping.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 TropicalFishKeeping.com, they see a beautiful doorway, and they walk right in.

4) Garages will be featured on the site

You can show off your Tank, You can post pictures in your Aquirum and share it with others. Make sure you post up some images to share with the community at the link below.
https://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/garage.php?do=index

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 TropicalFishKeeping.com Team.
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post #2 of 47 Old 05-16-2016, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
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NOTE:

There will be some work still being down when we go live, I will let you know once the site is 100% complete.

Outstanding issues:
- Homepage population
- Aquarium uses auto terms and will update with aquatic
- Subforum icons
- Various settings and back end work which could cause some minor bugs.

Be patient and we will have all sorted within 24 hours.

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post #3 of 47 Old 05-16-2016, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
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BUMP we are now Live!!

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post #4 of 47 Old 05-16-2016, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
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Time to rock and roll TFK!!

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post #5 of 47 Old 05-16-2016, 05:25 PM
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Hi Yung

Sorry to say but i do not like the new layout, I will wander back to the Betta fish section now. Hopefully you are not planing to change the look there.

Nick

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post #6 of 47 Old 05-16-2016, 05:59 PM
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1. Can't get Classic version to stick. If I exit TFK when I come back it is the new version.

2. Reported posts are not showing up. When following link the V message is: "No Thread specified. If you followed a valid link, please notify the administrator"

3. Do not like the new layout. Too busy. At least I can get to the classic version by hitting "Forums."
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post #7 of 47 Old 05-16-2016, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry to hear this Nick. Hopefully over time, it will grow on you. We're doing the Bettafish makeover tomorrow.

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Hi Yung

Sorry to say but i do not like the new layout, I will wander back to the Betta fish section now. Hopefully you are not planing to change the look there.

Nick
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post #8 of 47 Old 05-16-2016, 08:25 PM
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I think that like anything else it's just a matter of getting used to it. Am going to have fun playing around for now.

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
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post #9 of 47 Old 05-16-2016, 08:46 PM
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The live chat has been removed?

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post #10 of 47 Old 05-16-2016, 08:55 PM
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The live chat has been removed?
I just found it under Tools, Quick Links

Phew! Now we need to get more people in there!

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
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