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Discussion in 'News' started by mpt, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. mpt

    mpt Electrics are back

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    Welcome to the new Tesla Motors Club website update. We hope that you like the changes.

    The visual style refresh is only the tip of the iceberg; the lumpy bit of the iceberg is that the whole forum engine has been updated to version 4.05 of vBulletin.

    I'm sure that we'll (I'll) have broken some things so please go easy on me but let me know what you find and I'll fix it in a flash.

    Thanks,
    The MODS of TMC
     
  2. efusco

    efusco Moderator - Model S & X forums

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    looks nice...still get the error message when I try to "mark as read"
     
  3. mpt

    mpt Electrics are back

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    Just got that one myself; time for a ticket to get opened.
     
  4. mpt

    mpt Electrics are back

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    I see that images aren't resizing properly; I'll get on to that one too.
     
  5. shark2k

    shark2k Member

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    I like the new look MPT. Definitely brings a fresh feel to the forums.

    -Shark2k
     
  6. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    how about this?
     

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  7. mpt

    mpt Electrics are back

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    Nice; Are you thinking that would replace the current banner?
     
  8. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I can rework it to size if needed. It's updated with the new "T" logo Tesla is using and fits the color theme here quite well.
     
  9. jason.auch

    jason.auch Roadster Sport 2.5 #1071

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    Yay! No longer takes iPad's to the mobile phone version.
     
  10. RGB

    RGB eRaca

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    Yes, nice! Thanks for all the work guys! :)
     
  11. felix the cat

    felix the cat P1370 (Europe)

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    I like the new design too! What I don't like is the letters. Seems to be Times New Roman. The former version was better readable - well just my first impression.

    Thanks for your effort!
     
  12. malcolm

    malcolm Active Member

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    Good to see that the revamp is starting to happen. Thank you for the hard work, guys. It's looking good.
     
  13. ChargeIt!

    ChargeIt! Member

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    +1 ... and agree on the harder to read lettering inside the "post box" ... the actual text of the post seems to want to blend into the background too much. Could be a contrast (color/grey) issue in addition to size and font.
     
  14. mpt

    mpt Electrics are back

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    I've created a style called TMC - Strong; You can select it at the bottom of the page; let me know if that's better.

    The text colour was 69675d, now 202020 and the font size is a little larger.

    I've not changed the font family yet; it was my understanding that serif'ed fonts are easier to read hence newspapers using them but, let me know.

    Thanks,
    MPT
     
  15. rsquared99

    rsquared99 Member

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    TMC Strong is much better for my old eyes.
     
  16. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    TMC strong for me too. :)
     
  17. EV_de

    EV_de Model SP10/XP9 EU ZOE#47

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    Me too, font type and size are hard to read
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  18. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    As someone else stated, this is still a problem... has been for months...


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  19. Cobos

    Cobos S60 owner since 2013

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    After what I've heard the serif'ed fonts are better for prints where you get long lines of text. That's why you get the serif, it's there to create an illusion of a line and hence make it easier for your eyes to follow the line and not jump up or down a line while you are scanning the text.
    Supposedly that's not what you want on a screen so the advised standard font is sans-serif, like Tahoma, Arial or Calibri. It's something to do with how people read on screens. You can always make another skin where you just chance the font type and see what people think.

    Cobos
     
  20. bobw

    bobw Tesla Reader

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    I like the strong font, too. Now, can you make a style with a larger, strong font please?

    (I, too am pleased that it behaves properly on an iPad.)
     

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