New site look and software upgrade Feedback Thread - Toyota Sienna Forum - siennachat.com
 3Likes
  • 1 Post By AG Jeff
  • 1 Post By AG Jeff
  • 1 Post By AG Jeff
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-29-2015, 10:33 AM Thread Starter
Community Manager/Admin
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Chicago
Posts: 37
Exclamation New site look and software upgrade Feedback Thread

Hello Everyone,

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

4) Garages will be featured on the site

You can show off your Sienna, 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.siennachat.com/forum/gara...?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 SiennaChat.com Team.
yeediddy likes this.
AG Jeff is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-29-2015, 12:45 PM Thread Starter
Community Manager/Admin
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Chicago
Posts: 37
Re: New site look and software upgrade Feedback Thread

BUMP - We are live!!!

Jeff
yeediddy likes this.
AG Jeff is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-29-2015, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
Community Manager/Admin
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Chicago
Posts: 37
Re: New site look and software upgrade Feedback Thread

BUMP for the off work crew...

Jeff
yeediddy likes this.
AG Jeff is offline  
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-29-2015, 05:43 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 103
Re: New site look and software upgrade Feedback Thread

Where is the WHAT"S NEW thread?
rovi is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-29-2015, 10:11 PM
Supporting Member

 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Mid Hudson Valley, NY (USA)
Posts: 2,915
Re: New site look and software upgrade Feedback Thread

We're back! I tried logging in a few times over the past day and got the 'down for upgrade' message, but I see we are back live again. Anything big we should know about? Spam killing and other ADMIN tools work the same?

Steve

Current: '15 Sienna Limited Premium (FWD), '14 Subaru Outback, '13 Honda CRV AWD.

Past: '08 Sienna LE (FWD), '02 Subaru Outback, '02 Honda Odyssey EX
fibber2 is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-30-2015, 09:33 AM Thread Starter
Community Manager/Admin
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Chicago
Posts: 37
Re: New site look and software upgrade Feedback Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by fibber2 View Post
We're back! I tried logging in a few times over the past day and got the 'down for upgrade' message, but I see we are back live again. Anything big we should know about? Spam killing and other ADMIN tools work the same?

Steve
Yeah Admin/Mod CP still the same log ins and functionality.

Should not be too many major changes but ping me with any questions.

You can always @MENtion me like this @AG Jeff

Jeff
AG Jeff is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-30-2015, 09:36 AM Thread Starter
Community Manager/Admin
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Chicago
Posts: 37
Re: New site look and software upgrade Feedback Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by rovi View Post
Where is the WHAT"S NEW thread?
You can see thread you posted in here:
http://www.siennachat.com/forum/sear...nduser&u=52169

It is under Tools > Find My Posts

or

Subscribed threads:
http://www.siennachat.com/forum/subs...ewsubscription

Jeff
AG Jeff is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Toyota Sienna Forum - siennachat.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome