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    Guys we have been promising a new website for ages, but we are definitely close to releasing one, including a new forum "skin". Same forum, but integrates the website look which is a lot cleaner. There's a lot of facets to the new site, and in some ways though it is much simpler to use. But be prepared for a few glitches as things will take about 4 days to transfer over according to the web people. I am in the middle of a semi final review of the site. There are issues, still but we are about 85%.

    I am sure you guys will find any flaws soon enough that aren't imagined even after it goes live. That's a good thing. We'll have all the main product up first, along with a small amount of consumables,and torches, but everything with that respect has to be entered manually since we are taking a new approach and some things have changed in the format. So, if and when we go live, please give us a little grace and a heads up if something is wrong. But look forward to it soon. Most every product is in right now, but the consumables and torches etc have to be tackled to make sure they are working and displaying as planned.

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    It sounds like this has been a constant source of chores for everyone. The other night this site was down for maintenance and made me wonder if the new site was launching, but no. So we'll continue to look out for it!
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    If the guys can get the back end of the site working correctly it should be some time next week. The issue is that they keep "unfixing" things. Right now they tell us things are completed when they aren't or things are fixed and they are worse. We're probably going to go live with a soft open for some of our forum guys so they can run the site and find anything else needing fixing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by performance View Post
    If the guys can get the back end of the site working correctly it should be some time next week. The issue is that they keep "unfixing" things. Right now they tell us things are completed when they aren't or things are fixed and they are worse. We're probably going to go live with a soft open for some of our forum guys so they can run the site and find anything else needing fixing.
    Mark, if you need help with that process feel free to message me. You know were to find me. I'm a bit of a website geek.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveO View Post
    It sounds like this has been a constant source of chores for everyone. The other night this site was down for maintenance and made me wonder if the new site was launching, but no. So we'll continue to look out for it!
    I was thinking the same thing the other night, Dave. I was all excited too about the site launching. I really should look into getting a life outside of the welding forum!
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    Sneak peek at new forum "skin"
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    I could probably lend a hand with fixes if you guys need as well.
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    If you can't get it figure out, hire the folks that do the healthcare.gov site.
    They seem to really be on top of things.
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    I think we did. The Indians were easier to deal with and much more responsive, and if they got it wrong, they worked until things got right. It took them a while to understand our concept and expectations, but once they did, they caught on and things were pretty easy by comparison. They always managed to be able to do what we requested. These guys...well...

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    Starting to see some subtle differences already!
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    I see something...

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    Like it better already. Easier to read.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rambozo View Post
    I see something...

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    Weird... I don't remember typin them thar furrin letters at all...
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    It's a Thanksgiving miracle! A new website and it's not even Christmas yet.

    Quote Originally Posted by GWD View Post
    Like it better already. Easier to read.
    Me too!
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    It would be nice to have a darker option... white's hard on my eyes with a large screen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zoama585 View Post
    It would be nice to have a darker option... white's hard on my eyes with a large screen.
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    I agree the extreme contrast is a bit over the top. With quotes and such still in green, there is no one brightness setting that covers everything. If it was all light or all dark you can tweak it to your brightness preference, but this way the eye has to constantly adjust and that makes for sore eyes.
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    This is not the new skin. I just recall how some did not like all the green and turned off a little of it until the new skinning is done. New site and skin is coming soon. I became busy and did not have time to convert the quotes to a lighter color, also did not recall the style template variable name. If someone has the variable I will flip it for now until the new skinning is done. Somewhere I know I have a vbulletin how to, just ran out of time.
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    You could go through and tweak everything but it might just be a lot easier to get a nice pre-built skin or two to populate things. There are so many out there that have been polished to work well at many resolutions and color depths. Why reinvent the wheel? I bet Zoama would like this one from VB styles, and it still has a nice touch of green, to go with the branding.



    Maybe something like that plus add a light colored version and then users can pick the one they like in their settings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rambozo View Post
    You could go through and tweak everything but it might just be a lot easier to get a nice pre-built skin or two to populate things. There are so many out there that have been polished to work well at many resolutions and color depths. Why reinvent the wheel? I bet Zoama would like this one from VB styles, and it still has a nice touch of green, to go with the branding.



    Maybe something like that plus add a light colored version and then users can pick the one they like in their settings.
    It is being skinned to match the website. I change the quotes to light grey. Maybe I will remove a little more green later. Really just waiting on the web people. Mark said they can be difficult. But I like that skin myself. A little pirate4x4 look, dark.
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    Quote Originally Posted by everlastsupport View Post
    It is being skinned to match the website. I change the quotes to light grey. Maybe I will remove a little more green later. Really just waiting on the web people. Mark said they can be difficult. But I like that skin myself. A little pirate4x4 look, dark.
    Cool, can't wait to see the new look. I hope they end up doing a good job for you. Difficult is not what you want in a web company.
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