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New Site Upgrade and Look

Hello Everyone,

We're proud to announce that the new site look and feel has been completed for 350z-tech.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 350z-tech.com.

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 350z-tech.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 "350z-tech.com Legacy".

4) Garages will be featured on the site

You can show off your Nissan's, 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.

https://www.350z-tech.com/forums/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.

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 350z-tech.com Team.

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Heya all,

Happy 4th to those in the U.S.! Any thoughts, feedback, questions about the new format?

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Happy 4th to those in the U.S.! Any thoughts, feedback, questions about the new format?

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Great ,great improvement.
Might I say,long overdue.
As a ex-member of the "other" 350" forum,
the "Tech" forum looked rather dated.
The improvements sure have changed that.
As a rather long time Z forum member,I find
it interesting how the membership has changed over the years.
Got say the "other" forum got rather nasty with newbies asking
stupid questions or not taking time to search.By the way,the
search function was not very user friendly.Don't see much
in the way of creative critiques here.Wish there were more open opinions
on feedback on mods members perform.
All in all,great change...thanks!
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maybe I'm old school but I like the 'old' format, but...out with the old, in with the new!!

I'm part of my three fifty but I do like this place is a little more friendly! who needs dicks in their lives?
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Yes, what happened to the Wiki?
The link to the wiki has been restored under Tools.
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The link to the wiki has been restored under Tools.
just looking at the wiki and unfortunately most of the links have been taken over by spam links. hardly nothing directs to where it is supposed to. a lot of hard work gone because of spammers and having it open source. just look at the recent changes section and you will see what i mean

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I'll see if we can get that cleaned up. It means we should probably lock down editing to specific usergroups.
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I'll see if we can get that cleaned up. It means we should probably lock down editing to specific usergroups.
i just got done cleaning the pages i foudn that were changed to spam links, mostly was just going through the ones the spammers got a hold of and finding the original page in the history then restoring it. but yeah a lock down except for admins and super mods/mods will be great. if anyone has any changes they can get with us and we will make them
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Great ,great improvement.
Might I say,long overdue.
As a ex-member of the "other" 350" forum,
the "Tech" forum looked rather dated.
The improvements sure have changed that.
As a rather long time Z forum member,I find
it interesting how the membership has changed over the years.
Got say the "other" forum got rather nasty with newbies asking
stupid questions or not taking time to search.By the way,the
search function was not very user friendly.Don't see much
in the way of creative critiques here.Wish there were more open opinions
on feedback on mods members perform.
All in all,great change...thanks!
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maybe I'm old school but I like the 'old' format, but...out with the old, in with the new!!

I'm part of my three fifty but I do like this place is a little more friendly! who needs dicks in their lives?
Welcome back here guys, looking forward to haveing you interact with the new site and help it grow.

I am looking for a few site mods and hoping we can bring the ROTM section back to life.
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