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Hello Everyone,

We're proud to announce that the new site look and feel has been completed for YFZCentral.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 YFZCentral.com, they see a beautiful doorway, and they walk right in.

4) Garages will be featured on the site

You can show off your YFZ, 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.

Yamaha YFZ450 Forum : YFZ450, YFZ450R, YFZ450X Forums - Manage My Garage

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 YFZCentral.com Team.
 

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Like all things it will take some getting used to but not bad. Site has died down since all the Facebook pages. Maybe this will help it out.
 

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Like all things it will take some getting used to but not bad. Site has died down since all the Facebook pages. Maybe this will help it out.
If we rebuild it, hopefully they will come.:nerd:

Spread the word on the FB pages for us.:wink2:

Thanks and let me know if you have any questions.

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Not sure how I feel about it yet. I have yet to test the attach function, but in theory, it should be really easy to use. If so, that would likely be the deciding factor for me. I don't like the old way of going through and uploading photos; but at the same time, I fear change... the new design is a departure from what I'm used to.
 

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The new site is slower on my Motorola Droid HD Max Verizon 4G cell phone than the old site. Sometimes the keypad won't pop up to be able to type a reply? I like the new layout and features.
 

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Not sure how I feel about it yet. I have yet to test the attach function, but in theory, it should be really easy to use. If so, that would likely be the deciding factor for me. I don't like the old way of going through and uploading photos; but at the same time, I fear change... the new design is a departure from what I'm used to.
Give the Drag and Drop a try and let me know if you have any questions on it or how to use the site.

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The new site is slower on my Verizon 4G cell phone than the old site. Sometimes the keypad won't pop up to be able to type a reply?
What model and software are you using?

Have you tried to switch to the default mobile view at the bottom of the page, it might help.

Jeff
 

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that attach feature is really nice. I hated having to go through the trouble to upload to pics here, especially when ppl had questions and showing a picture was easier than trying to explain .
 

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New site looks great. Will take some getting used to. Hopefully will draw more traffic.
 

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I like the new layout also. Im not so great on CP's so it will for sure take me some time to work out the kinks but overall this is awesome. I like the NEW garage thing!!
 
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