G'day guys,

Kip (my server admin) and I have been working our speedos off over the last couple of weeks. We upgraded one of the servers and I've been using this opportunity to do some pretty major updates to the forum.

I appreciate your patience during this period and I hope it will prove to be worth it.

Here is a list of some of the visible updates, there are more non-visible updates involving speed/security/backups but that stuff is boring.

  • Staying Logged In - this was a bug that I've really wanted to fix and we have done it. I know I'll enjoy this fix.
  • Photo Slides - now you can click on an image in a post and easily scroll through all the images within that post. Try it out, it is awesome!!!
  • New Profile Fields - be sure to update your profile. Now you can include your Skype/Twitter/Website links and be sure to select the flag of your homeland.
  • Tapatalk Update - this is a mobile app that a few hundred of you guys use. It is updated and working great.
  • PayPal Donation - this forum is free and I hope to keep it that way but understand that it takes time money to keep it online. If you'd like to make a PayPal donation, there is a link in the header and any donations will be much appreciated.

Enjoy the forum and if you have any feedback or suggestions, please shoot me an email (DaveEvans@SwimmerBoyz.com) or a private message.

Dave xoxoxox

PS - You can dismiss this announcement by clicking the X in the top right corner

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New Layout

Post by DaveSpeedoEvans » Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:41 pm

Hey guys,

Since the site name/domain changed I've been meaning to give the site a refresh.

What do you guys think?

Keen to hear positive and constructive feedback - haha.


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Re: New Layout

Post by electric2010 » Tue Oct 14, 2014 11:51 am

It's gonna take me a while to get use to it...

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Re: New Layout

Post by diveguy » Wed Oct 15, 2014 1:05 am

I miss the little Speedo shaped icons that indicate unread topics! But seriously, fresh looking update and thanks for keeping the site going.
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Re: New Layout

Post by DaveSpeedoEvans » Wed Oct 15, 2014 1:52 am

Thanks guys, I'll keep tweeking with the layout over the next few weeks. Takes me a while to get used to a new layout as well.

The design templates just seems to slowly break over time with new versions of the software. Happens with my blog as well, I get tired of stuff that doesn't work so then I have to stump up and make the change.


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Re: New Layout

Post by speedoboi » Wed Oct 15, 2014 7:56 pm

It's a nice change. It will take a while to get used to it.

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Re: New Layout

Post by Nate » Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:34 am

I like it. I think the banner at the top of the page could do with a bit of a makeover though, looks a bit 'cheap', maybe a proper image logo?

Looks great though and what's more important is that the content here is fantastic.
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Re: New Layout

Post by electric2010 » Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:14 am

One thing that I find annoying is that uploaded pictures show up in scrollable windows. Would be great if you could somehow tweek that. I like to be able to see the whole picture....

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Re: New Layout

Post by swimtimx » Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:14 pm

I like it but the spinning logo at the top, while cute the first few times, is going to get old really fast for me.
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Re: New Layout

Post by DaveSpeedoEvans » Fri Oct 17, 2014 1:53 am

Yeah I'm not a fan of the spinning logo thing either. I'll get around to changing that.

The photo thing I'm going to tweek. It does suck when people post photos that are 4 times the page width so that will help that but right now it is too small.


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Re: New Layout

Post by twnk » Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:14 am

I miss the speedo shaped icones, too. And I'd prefer a brighter template. But I think the new front end is surely an improvement.

What do you think about this quick draft?
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