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Hello Everyone,

We're proud to announce that the new site look and feel has been completed for ProMasterForum.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 ProMasterForum.com.

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 ProMasterForum.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 the theme called "ProMaster Forum Legacy".

4) Garages will be featured on the site

You can show off your ProMaster's, 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.promasterforum.com/forum/garage.php?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.

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 ProMasterForum.com Team.
 

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Hard to read text color

Black type on a white background us just a lot better than white type on a black background. It's very hard on the eyes why put people through such needless obstacles to read the forum?
 

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Black type on a white background us just a lot better than white type on a black background. It's very hard on the eyes why put people through such needless obstacles to read the forum?
I can have them tweak the font colors a bit. This is a little tough to read.
 

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Love the new site. My vote is simple white background and black text. Nothing easier to read in any light for me.
 

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Why not listen to the suggestions about font and background color?

Black text on white (not grey) is the most legible. This has been proven in many studies. Having a grey background may be "stylish" but it sure does not help.
 

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The font is fine it's the white type on grey or black background that makes reading very difficult. Stop trying to reinvent and stick with what is easy on the eyes!
 

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I love the new look.

One feature I love which you guys will learn to love is the page navigation tool that always stays at the top for threads that have more than one page, easy way to navigate the pages.
 

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Black text on white (not grey) is the most legible. This has been proven in many studies. Having a grey background may be "stylish" but it sure does not help.
The font is fine it's the white type on grey or black background that makes reading very difficult. Stop trying to reinvent and stick with what is easy on the eyes!
So this updated font is not working for you, I can see if we can make another change however it will take more time to do then the previous tweak.

Thanks,
Jeff
 

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Keeponvaning, you can go to your user settings options and change it to "mobile" (but you will loose some functionality, I think.)
 
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