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Hello Everyone,

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

5) Users will be able to register with Facebook

6) Garages will be featured on the site

You can show off your Touareg, 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.clubtouareg.com/forums/garage.php?do=index

7) 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.

Another new great feature is the @Mention user plugin. You can tag members by simply using the @ symbol.

9) 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 ClubTouareg.com team
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We are now Live...

Post any feedback or questions in this thread and I will monitor, report, and resolve any issues...

Thanks in advance,
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Looks awesome. I love it. I love all the Gen's represented at the header, excellent.
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Looks awesome. I love it. I love all the Gen's represented at the header, excellent.
@BenTDI - Thanks for the feedback, glad to hear.

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Image uploaded directly from iOS devices are posting upside down, at a least in my garage.


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Image uploaded directly from iOS devices are posting upside down, at a least in my garage.
@aircooled - thanks!

Checking it out, seen that happen sometimes.

Standby for an update.

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I love everything, it looks fantastic and the garage idea is pretty creative. 100% like the changes.

However, I am likely a bit of an anomaly on here with a BlackBerry Z10 as my only devise. That said my BlackBerry seems to hate the new site for some reason or another(BlackBerry generally is awesome,with but some sites it just doesn't do well.) I can't use the mobile version for surfing because it doesn't have the same options (I couldn't edit my garage with it, can't edit a post with it). However, the mobile version is better for typing a reply (very good to have the toggle at the bottom of the page to go back and forth). Also as an FYI, I need the pop-up blocker turned off to upload pictures, so if someone else is having a hard time note that.

I can manage and will adapt, but wanted to give my report. At least my images upload right side up now (they used to be at random in any direction.
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I love everything, it looks fantastic and the garage idea is pretty creative. 100% like the changes.

However, I am likely a bit of an anomaly on here with a BlackBerry Z10 as my only devise. That said my BlackBerry seems to hate the new site for some reason or another(BlackBerry generally is awesome,with but some sites it just doesn't do well.) I can't use the mobile version for surfing because it doesn't have the same options (I couldn't edit my garage with it, can't edit a post with it). However, the mobile version is better for typing a reply (very good to have the toggle at the bottom of the page to go back and forth). Also as an FYI, I need the pop-up blocker turned off to upload pictures, so if someone else is having a hard time note that.

I can manage and will adapt, but wanted to give my report. At least my images upload right side up now (they used to be at random in any direction.
10-4, thanks for the feedback.

Can you use browsers to view mobile on the BlackBerry? Most mobile versions do not have all the full options as the desktop because of real estate and functionality.

Here is the link to download Dolphin browser that might help if you do not have it already.
https://appworld.blackberry.com/webs...95697/?lang=en

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Thanks, for the link. However it appears my devise isn't compatible with that browser.

Yes, I can download other browsers and use them (there are a few others), but unfortunately the reviews on their functionality are pretty poor as the native browser is the best. Overall I love my browser, just need patience with some sites.

BlackBerry is like the Touareg of mobile devices, it works awesome unless it doesn't.
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I would suggest switching back to the classic skin for now. Select the drop drop at the bottom of the page, below posting rules.


// 06 V10 TDI, Reflex Silver/Teak--Loaded

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