Thursday 21 August 2014

Site Upgrade

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  • #7812

    admincs1
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    Hello and welcome to the new BWL Forums!

    As promised (but much delayed) I have upgraded to the latest Forum/Community software for our forums. Also I hope you will welcome back the “green” theme that you all liked from the old bwl forums.

    There are a lot of new features that I will turn on slowly and hope you will like. I'll post them in this thread as I introduce them. First I wanted to get the software upgraded and get our old colors back. Some other things that have changed:

    1) Blogs. I originally introduced blogs with syndicated music reviews and news posts from around the web. There were some bugs and minor short comings in the original version. This new version now hosts the same look-n-feel as our Forums. It also has better and much improved navigation so you can go back and forth from the other sites to the blogs easily. It seamlessly integrates with the Forum in general.

    2) Who's Online: This section at the bottom of the homepage will now show your avatars when you are online. Neat personalized feature I hope you like.

    3) Some of the Email formats and content have changed.

    Hope you will enjoy it!

    Please feel free to leave comments here. I also welcome any suggestions on how to make our forums better.

    P.S I am looking for a new LOGO for the BWL Forums, so to those members that are creative designers, please provide suggestions!!

    Thanks.

    #67336

    Yemenilicious
    Participant

    Thanks Mukesh ji Smile

    greeeaaattt jobbbbb

    #67337

    Mukesh
    Keymaster

    Hmm ..firstly the forum looks as awful as I feel, but that’s only coz I am not well

    Anyways, greens kewl, sooo **high five** bro..looking forward to the new features and hopefully things as fast paced with this newer updated version…

    Now, I was wondering if you could possibly add a feature that enables members to pvt instant chat with another ?? U know something like msn, or gmail chat or yahoo?? Except its for the forum members only???

    Am not sure if this is possible here however I am a member of another website which allows this feature and it R O C K S ..

    Sometimes when u see someone and would like to ask a quick question or just anything for that matter…it’s a more efficient, faster method than the Pm..

    ~~ Scarry ~~

    #67338

    Unique_Princess
    Participant

    Hey Mukesh,

    Like the changes :) Just one thing though, I noticed that when I was replying to other posts, the button for quoting another forum member wasn't there? How do we do that now? thnx.

    #67339

    Yemenilicious
    Participant

    Tayba ji, it is there. it's at the buttom of the previous post when you're replying. above the “Subject”

    #67340

    Ek.Ajnaabi
    Participant

    AND What happened to those huge stars under the Moderators? I think we should have something to indicate who is a moderator.

    #67341

    admincs1
    Participant

    Good catch! I will need to add the stars to the Moderators. How did I miss that?

    Thanks.

    #67342

    boo
    Participant

    Hi Mukesh,

    Thank you for the upgrades… they are looking great! SmileBut if I may… just one thing (and I am not sure if anyone else feels this way, so some feedback would be good people..).. I find that the green is too bright, it seems like a little bit of an eyesore, as there is a lot of green, and it is all too bright… I was wondering how you got this forum to be green.. was this colour part of the package, or did you get to select the hue yourself? Because, if you and other people think it is worth looking into, it would be nice to change the green to a darker shade, if possible.. like the colour I am using for this text? (in any case, I doubt the old forum's green was as bright as this…?)Thank you so much, Boo.

    #67343

    boo
    Participant

    Also – for the new logo.. I have come up with one idea.. should I create a new thread where people can discuss the logo? Also – is there a… a… catchphrase or description or something of sorts, to use? If not, I could ask people to contribute their ideas!

    #67344

    Mukesh
    Keymaster

    I have come up with one idea

    do share nah

    should I create a new thread where people can discuss the logo?

    oye…am going to miss dis …me thinks u shud boo..

    Also – is there a… a… catchphrase or description or something of sorts, to use? If not, I could ask people to contribute their ideas!

    well I say, let yr imagination go wild..would be awesum to receive responses from the ppl who spend most of their time here

    sooo if Mukesh bhai is in agreement…???

    #67345

    admincs1
    Participant

    Boo, I took the colors from the old site, so yes these greens are from the old Forum. But I do agree that there is too much green. Give me suggestions on which other colors I can use. I have full control over the colors on the site now and I can also make themes so I can make color changes often (like based on season or holiday or festivals etc etc).

    Here are the parts that we can focus on:

    1) Header – the site title section including the navigation bar. We can change the color of the green to something else there (maybe the original BWL orange?)

    2) The Alternate rows in the post listings: this is the exact greens from the old forum.

    3) The footer (and the very topmost header):This is a new green I picked up that is not from the old forum.

    So we can change all or any of these sections that are green. We can also change other sections (like the grey right bar).

    Thanks,

    Mukesh

    #67346

    admincs1
    Participant
    Quote:

    Also – for the new logo.. I have come up with one idea.. should I create a new thread where people can discuss the logo? Also – is there a… a… catchphrase or description or something of sorts, to use? If not, I could ask people to contribute their ideas!

    If you want to, its up to you if you want to create a new post or use the same post. I like the idea of catchphrase, lets work on that as well!

    Thanks.

    #67347

    madhurdixit
    Participant

    Hi guys

    I'm not too sure abt the new format. I agree on the green colour being a bit too bold and did prefer the old colour scheme. Also preferred the old logo style of resolved and unresolved posts. But I absolutely love the avtars attached to who's online. Good work.

    #67348

    Mukesh
    Keymaster

    green looks kewl but ur right, theres too much of it, sooo perhaps use a striking shade of pink??

    or orange??

    I THINK it will luk cute…more appealing to the eye..

    #67349

    boo
    Participant

    Mukesh,

    Help! I am using another computer to type this from.. my computer is not allowing me to post any posts.. ! That's why I have been silent (my apologies). There is an error sign at the bottom of the page whenever I am unable to post the posts… is anyone else having a problem with this?

    Thank you,

    Boo

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