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Administrator 12-12-2013 07:52 AM

New site Upgrade and look.
Hello Everyone,

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

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, 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 ""WRXtuners Old skin".

4) Garages will be featured on the site

You can show off your cars, You can post pictures in your garage and share it with others.

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

6) The side bar can be hidden in your user options.

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.

-Your Team.

BLAZE2099 12-12-2013 09:45 AM

Is there something I need to fix? I hate Mobile versions of sites. So when I opted to use the full version, that's what I got. Is anybody else experiencing this?
I use an iPhone 5s.

Administrator 12-12-2013 09:54 AM

looks fine for me. I am posting a pic of what I see. 1 sec.


BLAZE2099 12-12-2013 09:57 AM

Also can't go old skin.

Administrator 12-12-2013 10:00 AM

2 Attachment(s)
This is what I see on my mobile and I posted a pic of where you can see the drop down to change skins.

Administrator 12-12-2013 10:04 AM

looking at attachment issue.

old skin url



BLAZE2099 12-12-2013 11:21 AM

Reads normal now.
Have to try the old skin now.
Thank you

pzr2874 12-12-2013 11:53 AM


Still no FS section? Is this captcha for real?

Vew 12-12-2013 12:14 PM

I went to full version on my phone just to check it out. Now I can't return to the mobile version.

mosc 12-12-2013 01:41 PM

There is a light gray-ish header bar with nothing in it on every page I go to. It might be some advertising slot that I have turned off due to the membership thing? Regardless, it is a waste of space as it stands now.

It's directly above the forum tree links:
Subaru WRX Forum > General > Site Announcements > New site Upgrade and look.

BLAZE2099 12-12-2013 03:26 PM

Old skin doesn't take me back to the old look.

BLAZE2099 12-12-2013 03:29 PM

Also, not an issue, but I was wondering why you chose a picture with two WRB bugeyes and one WRB blobeye for the header photo. And not a photo with bug/blob/hawk and eagle eyes. Showing off all four styles.
I'm just wondering, kinda struck me as odd.

Fred 12-12-2013 03:37 PM

Test Post

BLAZE2099 12-12-2013 03:38 PM

Active topics list is extremely short compared to how it used to be.
Still!!! Errrrr!!!!
And the classifieds are still horrible.

Hopefully these bugs are corrected in the next week or so, otherwise I'll be extremely disappointed. :(

Nathan21 12-12-2013 03:48 PM

I hate it! Had to use autoguide to view it somewhat ok, can't view it off my iPhone 5 browsers. It shows up just like blaze says

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