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New site look and software upgrade Feedback Thread

Hello Everyone,

My name is Lee (covering for Jeff), I am part of the development team.

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


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) Mobile Friendly.

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) Welcome! We detailed and got a new paint job!

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. We can also use this newly minted front page to showcase a Ride of the Month winner or other community related news and announcements.

As a forum member you can choose to use the new design (which will be placed 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 "fordtough.ca - Classic".

4) Garages will be featured on the site

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

5)Social Media Connect

Users will be able to register with Facebook meaning faster legitimate registrations.


6)We Want your Input!

We want to know what you like in an update (look and feel). What you think the community would get excited about and appreciate.

Do you want an updated, logo? A new skin theme color change? Maybe a preference in images included in the banner showing off multiple generations? Don't be Shy! We need this info ASAP!


Let me know if you have any concerns. I will be here to help with the transition and any issues there may be.

Thanks,
Lee and Jeff
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Holy sweet Jebus, WTF just happened. Gonna take some time to get used to this, not a fan right out of the gate.
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Get rid of the orange! This isn't a GM site. Ford oval is Blue!
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WTH

Thought I clicked a wrong link. Haha

Not a fan of the orange either...maybe blue?
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Get rid of the orange! This isn't a GM site. Ford oval is Blue!
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Whoa...what just happened there! Didn't know where I was....then after a few minutes, I had to think about what the heck my username and password was! Lol I'll try this out...but like the "Ford blue"...and I hate change!
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yeah .. holy smokes

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uh .. um .. ah .. wa da hell ??

I'm all for function improvements but this looks kinda stark and is a little hard on the eyes - seems to be an awful lot of white on the page

and one more for blue - orange and grey .. eah , not so much
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Hey guys,

If you don't like the orange, we can change it.
For now, what do you think of the site? It should be faster.

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WTH

Thought I clicked a wrong link. Haha

Not a fan of the orange either...maybe blue?
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yeah .. holy smokes

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uh .. um .. ah .. wa da hell ??

I'm all for function improvements but this looks kinda stark and is a little hard on the eyes - seems to be an awful lot of white on the page

and one more for blue - orange and grey .. eah , not so much
Morning all,

Thanks or the feedback.

I will work with the team to tweak the colors to a more "Bleed Ford Blue" look. Give us a day or so to make changes.

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Feel free to ask any other questions here and we would be glad to help.

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Guess theres been some teething pains, looks like the site was crashed most of the day.

I'll agree with Dave, who gives a shit about insurance, everyone has to have it, and its the biggest scam since gas prices.

Besides, the articles in the link are based on the US, that has nothing to do with a Canadian forum.



That being said, it looks like its easier to upload pics, if you improved that process, its at least one thing I like about the new design.

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