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Hello Everyone,

We're proud to announce that the new site look and feel has been completed for 460Ford.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 460Ford.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 "460Ford.com Classic".

4) Garages will be featured on the site

You can show off your Big Block Ford, 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.460ford.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.

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 460Ford.com Team.
 

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New Site

The new site looks great. I did a double take, and loaded it twice to make sure I was in the right place.
 

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Terrible ... can't find anything

I sure hope some NEW members like it because I won't be here very often anymore.
 

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Looks like crap. Not sure why people insist on changing things that are just fine. Apparently the powers that be for this site aren't aware that many of the members aren't 19 years old and don't care about being "bright, crisp and clean".

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I sure hope some NEW members like it because I won't be here very often anymore.
YUP, THERE WAS NOTHING WRONG THE WAY IT WAS.WE WONT BE THE ONLY ONES
 

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Looks like crap. Not sure why people insist on changing things that are just fine. Apparently the powers that be for this site aren't aware that many of the members aren't 19 years old and don't care about being "bright, crisp and clean".

Jess
See the thread I started?
 

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Have to agree with Randy. Where can I find the old layout?
Directions are in the first post:

"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 "460Ford.com Classic".

Jeff
 

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Looks like crap. Not sure why people insist on changing things that are just fine. Apparently the powers that be for this site aren't aware that many of the members aren't 19 years old and don't care about being "bright, crisp and clean".

Jess

@Mustang-Junky

What specifically don't you like or do you have any questions on where to find anything?

I am here to help.

Jeff
 

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Nope. Maybe if there was a normal index I would have seen it.

Jess
So where are all the different catagories at??
Here is a quick breakdown, all the links are at the top:

Forum Index: http://www.460ford.com/forum/

Active Topics (most replies): 460Ford.com - Active Topics

New Posts (since last long in): http://www.460ford.com/forum/search.php?do=getnew

User CP (for any settings): http://www.460ford.com/forum/usercp.php

Ping me with any other questions,

Jeff
 

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I dont like all the damn advertising all over the screen.
This is why I quit going on FordMuscle.com because it took so long to load a page with all the advertisements bombarding the page!!
You might want to try clearing your cache and doing a log out/in.

Instructions: Refreshyourcache.com - The Guide to Clear your Browser Cache!

You can also turn off the right hand sidebar, instructions here:


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.

Jeff
 

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The "Classic View" is not really the "Classic View". It has changed. I'm not sure why the site was fixed. It wasn't broken. I've already seen two of the more influential members say they won't be on here much because of the change. That is a shame because they have a LOT to contribute. As far as speeding it up goes it wasn't slow to begin with. I can't count nanoseconds anyway...

I'm guessing Cale sold the site. What a shame.
 

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It was no surprise to see 10 emails this am from people who hate the new site,and all the adds . Wanted to know if I had saw it yet?



Thought we were just getting a new banner?
 
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