As you can see, our community has a new look & feel. I know it's a shock because everyone was so used to the old look and feel, just give it a week and I know you will end up liking this skin better. It's one of those things where the first impression is just sort of confusion but if you hang in there and use it for a while then your mind will all of a sudden start to like it (that's what I am hoping anyway!).
We have also added a right hand column which currently has the recent threads. This will save you the effort of having to go back to the home/portal page to see this list. It's really hand for after posting
when you can just scroll up and see what other discussion you want to read or post to.
The old site was designed 8 years ago and screen
resolutions changed A LOT in that time. This skin is designed for 1024 pixel wide monitor
resolutions but expands up to 1260 pixel wide for wide screen
monitors. It does not expand 100% on purpose because we wanted to keep control over the layout and that's difficult with some of the super wide monitors these days. We felt this was a happy medium.
If you have a very low resolution monitor
or the right hand column simply looks "weird" to you, we have added the option to turn it off. Just go to your UserCP >> Edit Options
>> Turn off Right Column (which is all the way at the bottom).
We have plans to use the right hand column to display other content such as upcoming events
, showcases of members boats, we might move the photos from the top over to the right column, etc. The idea is that we have so much information here on the site and all of it tends to be tucked away in it's own section. We want to find ways to promote the content of those other areas so they get more use.
Please post your feedback on the new look and feel here and we will work over the next couple weeks to refine it and iron out any bugs.
Thanks for your patience while we transition to this new look.