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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-28-2015, 01:18 PM Thread Starter
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New Site Upgrade and Look

Hello Everyone,

We're proud to announce that the new site look and feel has been completed for Ktmforums.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 ktm forums , 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 "ktmforums.com Classic".

4) Garages will be featured on the site

You can show off your KTM, 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.ktmforums.com/forums/gara...?do=editgarage

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

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,

~ Glen Community Support
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Thumbs up Just got back LATE last night from dataless vacation.

I LOVE the new look.

Good job guys and gals!!!!!!
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'04 BMW 1150 RT
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'02 KTM 640 LC4e
'01 Honda XR650R
'00 KTM 520 EXC
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'95 KTM 620 RXC
'90 KTM 500 MX
'88 Yamaha TT600
'86 Yamaha XT 350
'84 Yamaha IT465 (STOLEN)
'83 Kawasaki KDX 450
'83 Honda CB1000 Custom
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'77 Yamaha DT200
'70 Honda CT70

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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-02-2015, 08:50 AM Thread Starter
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Great to hear

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Lightbulb Not a whiner, but...

Any chance in that big empty space under
the search "box" (right side of home page) could have something
like this (with mainly site statistics):


Dashboard
Your last visit was Wed Sep 23, 2015 10:44 am.

What's new?

* 215 forum messages
* 2 pictures
- No links
- No downloadable files
- No wiki updates
- No private messages
* 28 members

2012 Yamaha Super Tenere
2008 KTM 950 Super Enduro R


Past Rides
'14 Honda NC700X
'11 Husaberg TE 300
'08 Husqvarna 610 TE
'06 Ducati 1000S Multistrada DS
'04 BMW 1150 RT
'03 KTM 450 EXC
'02 KTM 640 LC4e
'01 Honda XR650R
'00 KTM 520 EXC
'98 Honda XR600R
'95 KTM 620 RXC
'90 KTM 500 MX
'88 Yamaha TT600
'86 Yamaha XT 350
'84 Yamaha IT465 (STOLEN)
'83 Kawasaki KDX 450
'83 Honda CB1000 Custom
'82 Kawasaki KDX 400
'77 Yamaha DT200
'70 Honda CT70

See you at Papa Fernandez!


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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-02-2015, 10:24 AM Thread Starter
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Any chance in that big empty space under
the search "box" (right side of home page) could have something
like this (with mainly site statistics):


Dashboard
Your last visit was Wed Sep 23, 2015 10:44 am.

What's new?

* 215 forum messages
* 2 pictures
- No links
- No downloadable files
- No wiki updates
- No private messages
* 28 members

Take a look at this drop down

New Site Upgrade and Look-ktmforums.jpg

I think it contains what you are looking for

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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-02-2015, 10:32 AM
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Thanks Glen, but I just meant a
static list like we had in the "old" site.

I'm sure we can find things buried in menus, but
why not just put at list there if it's unused space?

2012 Yamaha Super Tenere
2008 KTM 950 Super Enduro R


Past Rides
'14 Honda NC700X
'11 Husaberg TE 300
'08 Husqvarna 610 TE
'06 Ducati 1000S Multistrada DS
'04 BMW 1150 RT
'03 KTM 450 EXC
'02 KTM 640 LC4e
'01 Honda XR650R
'00 KTM 520 EXC
'98 Honda XR600R
'95 KTM 620 RXC
'90 KTM 500 MX
'88 Yamaha TT600
'86 Yamaha XT 350
'84 Yamaha IT465 (STOLEN)
'83 Kawasaki KDX 450
'83 Honda CB1000 Custom
'82 Kawasaki KDX 400
'77 Yamaha DT200
'70 Honda CT70

See you at Papa Fernandez!


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Glen,

new site sooooooooo much better than the old. Load speed, u must have employed some new gearing- it's night and day.

Display is much better- text no longer rolls off the side.
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Thanks Glen, but I just meant a
static list like we had in the "old" site.

I'm sure we can find things buried in menus, but
why not just put at list there if it's unused space?
Hi,

I think that space is held for ads for unregistered users. The notifications were added to a drop-down in order to organize and reduce clutter on the pages. I don't think we'll be able to convince the team to move that down into an ad placeholder.

Cheers,
Sheena
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Hi,

I think that space is held for ads for unregistered users. The notifications were added to a drop-down in order to organize and reduce clutter on the pages. I don't think we'll be able to convince the team to move that down into an ad placeholder.

Cheers,
Sheena
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2012 Yamaha Super Tenere
2008 KTM 950 Super Enduro R


Past Rides
'14 Honda NC700X
'11 Husaberg TE 300
'08 Husqvarna 610 TE
'06 Ducati 1000S Multistrada DS
'04 BMW 1150 RT
'03 KTM 450 EXC
'02 KTM 640 LC4e
'01 Honda XR650R
'00 KTM 520 EXC
'98 Honda XR600R
'95 KTM 620 RXC
'90 KTM 500 MX
'88 Yamaha TT600
'86 Yamaha XT 350
'84 Yamaha IT465 (STOLEN)
'83 Kawasaki KDX 450
'83 Honda CB1000 Custom
'82 Kawasaki KDX 400
'77 Yamaha DT200
'70 Honda CT70

See you at Papa Fernandez!


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