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Welcome to 1FF V2.0

Are you keen on the new skin?

  • Yes, it's great.

    Votes: 25 55.6%
  • Meh, it's okay.

    Votes: 8 17.8%
  • Not a fan, but I can live with it.

    Votes: 5 11.1%
  • I'll head to the old skin immediately.

    Votes: 7 15.6%

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Saddlerrad

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We can officially welcome you to the Brand New, full capacity 1FF for the time!

A new skin is something that I had been looking at building over the summer time for quite a few months. Something that was a little more modern, something that allowed the site to expand easily and well, something that gave us a platform to continually build and generate a big and active member base. I'm not sure whether we have achieved that, but we have certainly tried (although it's not quite at 100% yet with regards to the header and logo).

So what exactly has changed?

The Logo & Header

Gone are the sponsors clogging up the main navbar at the top of the page and forward comes a secondary nav where we can allow any sponsors and advertisers to keep their position at the top of the website without causing the actual official site menubar to look a mess. We ditched the white background and moved to a 'boxed' feature. Something that isn't quite finished yet, but will eventually look very slick (few problems with the design being unresponsive to the mobile format, so it's not finalised by any means yet). You will notice that your PM box is now seperate to the menubar, nice and clear in the top right handside.



What have we added? What's changed?

The Hub.
Previously recognised as the home page, we wanted somewhere that brings all aspects of the site together with a simple click of a button. The Hub is basically the 'homepage' of the forum, where you can see 'everything' you would want all in one click. A page that lists, the latest blogs, the latest threads, the latest posts, who is online - virtually everything all together on one page.

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'QuizMaster'
Quite excited by this one. The box has been the place to be when it comes to the annual 1FF evening quiz. However, this can no longer be the case. As seen below, we have a brand new plug-in to take advatange of. This is going to take some trialing but this has all sorts. The ability to build a quiz of your own, add time limits to answers, build any quiz you want, hell we can even build a league table of quiz-goers!

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Media

We have to remove this plugin a few months back, this one is fairly simple. You can upload game highlights, team highlights, films trailers, virtually anything you want, within reason and then either embed it to the main forum page, insert it into a thread or just leave it as it is and let everyone see exactly what they want!


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In addition to these new features. We will once again be running the prediction league next season. The software we run this forum on has probably the best, most simple automated system to predict on anywhere on the net at the moment. The blog feature is available to ALL 1FF members and any new blogs will be promoted to the home page where anybody will be able to feast on them at the touch of a button.

You will have noticed that in addition to 'new threads' - 'new blogs' has been added down the right hand section of the forum. Again giving the blog section some extra clarity as we look to push this and expand a new userbase in this department. The members online and site stats now sit at the bottom of the website in a much more traditional forum layout. This all without the brand new site store we intend on adding, the more obvious state of the art social media buttons and the ease of which you can navigate round the entire forum.

Just a quick point from me. This was my design idea and anybody that doesn't like anything, feel free to give me any heat and anything you'd like changing within reason, feel free to post - you will not offend. Simply put, without the work of TB and Russ from PixelEdit this theme would have had absolutely no legs to stand on, I am thicker than thick when it comes to the official workings of website designs - so a huge thanks to TB from me personally for having the patience to listen to me saying 'PUT THIS COLOUR OF BLUE ON THIS BAR PLEASE MATE' repeatedly.

Any feedback is great...have added a poll


PS - Anybody who detests it that much, the option to go back to the old skin is absolutely available on the very bottom left of your footer where it says '1FF' hit that button and the old skin will be available at the click of a button.

Welcome, enjoy and lets push on to be the very best Sports Forum on the net!

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Good work guys.

The only thing that irritates me is that the logo hyperlink goes to 'The Hub' now rather than the forum. I get you want to promote the hub and leading people there is your way of doing so - but the basis of your site is the forum, shouldn't that be the link?! (possibly not - I have no idea about your thinking behind it. It's just an inconvenience to me as I always click it, that's all)
 

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Meh it's ok for me. A few fine changes, but with being old change is a pain in the arse haha :D Good work though.
 

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I like it! A definite improvement.

Only bad thing is the logo on the top not being the same colour as the background it's on, looks a bit ugly IMO. Lot's of box's of different shades.
 

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I like it! A definite improvement.

Only bad thing is the logo on the top not being the same colour as the background it's on, looks a bit ugly IMO. Lot's of box's of different shades.

The logo bar will go up to poll I think when we get a few different ones written up. It's not quite 100% yet.

Cheers though.
 

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I like it. Like the fact their is a separate section for the Quizmaster as I am not a fan of the Shoutbox where they were held previously as I am a big fan of quizzes despite not being very good at them!
 

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I can't find my way around this new design. I couldn't even find this thread and haven't been able to write this message in complaint. It's bloody rubbish. I'd glitterbomb the lot of you, but that would only be filling your pockets.
 

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I can't find my way around this new design. I couldn't even find this thread and haven't been able to write this message in complaint. It's bloody rubbish. I'd glitterbomb the lot of you, but that would only be filling your pockets.

What's the issue? Are you on a mobile?
 

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I like it. Like the fact their is a separate section for the Quizmaster as I am not a fan of the Shoutbox where they were held previously as I am a big fan of quizzes despite not being very good at them!

I've tried to set up a Let's Get Quizzical for the Quiz Master tab this evening but I can't find a Create Quiz button. I know you said it needs testing Saddlerrad but any possible timescales as to when it will be fully operational?
 

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I've tried to set up a Let's Get Quizzical for the Quiz Master tab this evening but I can't find a Create Quiz button. I know you said it needs testing Saddlerrad but any possible timescales as to when it will be fully operational?

Give me a couple minutes pal.
 

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Take your time TractorBoys. I'm bowing out with one final LGQ in the Box this evening. :lol:

Really appreciate the time and effort taken to get the site re-vamped. Really liking the new skin.
 

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I've tried to set up a Let's Get Quizzical for the Quiz Master tab this evening but I can't find a Create Quiz button. I know you said it needs testing Saddlerrad but any possible timescales as to when it will be fully operational?

Give it a whirl mate.
 

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Looks alright to me, Only thing that's bothering me is I keep clicking the logo and ending up in the Hub but I spend enough time on here that by the end of tonight I'll probably get used to it!
 

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Back to the old skin for me. Only really use it on my phone and it's a mess on there.
 

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Sorry, I've gone back to the old skin.

Good work guys.

The only thing that irritates me is that the logo hyperlink goes to 'The Hub' now rather than the forum. I get you want to promote the hub and leading people there is your way of doing so - but the basis of your site is the forum, shouldn't that be the link?! (possibly not - I have no idea about your thinking behind it. It's just an inconvenience to me as I always click it, that's all)

The home icon also points to the hub rather than the forums. I guess I'll get used to it but it would be good if it went to the forums. Alternatively, could we have a forum link as per the image below in the hub?

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Good work guys.

The only thing that irritates me is that the logo hyperlink goes to 'The Hub' now rather than the forum. I get you want to promote the hub and leading people there is your way of doing so - but the basis of your site is the forum, shouldn't that be the link?! (possibly not - I have no idea about your thinking behind it. It's just an inconvenience to me as I always click it, that's all)

Don't like where the notifications bit is now, looks odd.

I like it! A definite improvement.

Only bad thing is the logo on the top not being the same colour as the background it's on, looks a bit ugly IMO. Lot's of box's of different shades.

All of the above, and the two white blocks either side of the forum are annoying as hell, is there no way to make it the same colour as the forum itself. Only small nitpicks, but if it helps you improve, then brilliant. :lol:

In terms of the notifications, I do think it would look slicker on the main bar as with the old skin, just looks out of place where it is imo.

The logo bringing you to the home page is annoying as hell though, as most people who will be clicking on the logo will be wanting to return to the main forums page.

Still, that's my moaning done. :lol:
 

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Effectively unusable on mobile, I'm sure it looks great on PC though.

I'll be switching back to the old one.
 

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Sorry, I've gone back to the old skin.



The home icon also points to the hub rather than the forums. I guess I'll get used to it but it would be good if it went to the forums. Alternatively, could we have a forum link as per the image below in the hub?

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We'll consider the link of the logo as to whether it should stay as The Hub or return to the forums.

As for, "Alternatively, could we have a forum link as per the image below in the hub?"

The forum link is available on every page as standard, once in the main navigation and then also on the bar you've pictured. You should be able to see both?

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Issues also noted with the mobile version, will make that a priority.
 

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Effectively unusable on mobile, I'm sure it looks great on PC though.

I'll be switching back to the old one.
Are you on tapatalk? If yes, then get off it, tapatalk is shit. Works fine on my mobile.

Really like the new skin. Good work.
 

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Are you on tapatalk? If yes, then get off it, tapatalk is shit. Works fine on my mobile.

Really like the new skin. Good work.
I don't use Tapatalk for that reason :lol:

It might be my phone that's the issue because it's an S3 mini but the old skin works fine so I'll use that on my phone.
 

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I don't use Tapatalk for that reason :lol:

It might be my phone that's the issue because it's an S3 mini but the old skin works fine so I'll use that on my phone.

What problems in particular are you faced with on mobile version of the new skin, please?
 

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I normally hate it when any forum changes its layout but I'm really impressed guys. Nice job. :)
 

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What problems in particular are you faced with on mobile version of the new skin, please?
A huge dark blue box covers everything down to the league one forum and it takes ages to load, whereas on the old skin it's almost instant.
 

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Just one thing, I have an alert but it didn't have the red number 1 on my username in the top right, but when I clicked it the alert was there.
 

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