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TOTV Team
05-28-2012, 11:01 AM
A NEW LOOK! We have been working all winter long on a new look for Talk of the Villages. We wanted to bring you a fresh new look with some improved functionality. We hope everyone likes the new look but understand there may be some who want to stay with the current style. For you, we have an option! Once released, in the lower left corner there will be a drop down box where you can select the original style if you donít prefer the new look. We hope you enjoy the new design soon to be released!

TOTV Team
05-29-2012, 01:45 PM
It should be live now. We hope you enjoy.

jimbo2012
05-29-2012, 01:56 PM
Looks great!!:clap2:

ajbrown
05-29-2012, 01:56 PM
A NEW LOOK! We have been working all winter long on a new look for Talk of the Villages. We wanted to bring you a fresh new look with some improved functionality. We hope everyone likes the new look but understand there may be some who want to stay with the current style. For you, we have an option! Once released, in the lower left corner there will be a drop down box where you can select the original style if you donít prefer the new look. We hope you enjoy the new design soon to be released!

FYI. I had to select the new look down the bottom left, that was not the default. Will check it out, Thanks

Happinow
05-29-2012, 02:09 PM
Oh so nice! Love the colors. Easy navigation....thanks for your hard work!

asilver
05-29-2012, 02:11 PM
Wow!!! Amazing upgrade in readability! Great job!

graciegirl
05-29-2012, 02:15 PM
Wonderful. What more can I say?

pooh
05-29-2012, 02:24 PM
BRAVO!!!!!!!!! I like!!!

BogeyBoy
05-29-2012, 02:30 PM
Really looks nice!:BigApplause:

trichard
05-29-2012, 02:33 PM
Looks great. Well done!

JimJoe
05-29-2012, 02:40 PM
thank you. Very nice.
JJ

TOTV Team
05-29-2012, 02:41 PM
Thanks everyone for the positive feedback! We appreciate everyone's support and for making the site what it is!

Helene2008
05-29-2012, 02:48 PM
Love the new look!!

tainsley
05-29-2012, 02:50 PM
Love it!!!!!

BmoreGal
05-29-2012, 03:04 PM
Thanks for the new look

BarryRX
05-29-2012, 03:14 PM
i love it!! Nice job!!:BigApplause:

jblum315
05-29-2012, 03:20 PM
Looks great. Love the color scheme.

Taltarzac725
05-29-2012, 03:23 PM
Very country club like look.

Sunshine Mary
05-29-2012, 03:25 PM
Nice GREAT JOB!!!:BigApplause:

raynitsche
05-29-2012, 03:29 PM
Should have started March 17th :BigApplause:

bonrich
05-29-2012, 03:35 PM
Booyah!!

jojo
05-29-2012, 03:35 PM
Ditto like for me. Thanks Admins.

mikeandnancy1112
05-29-2012, 03:51 PM
Awesome!!

Bosoxfan
05-29-2012, 04:01 PM
:BigApplause:Excellent Look...Thanks for all you guys do for us!!:posting:

hotrodgirl
05-29-2012, 04:02 PM
Easier to read. Thanks!:mademyday:

OscarOlden
05-29-2012, 04:06 PM
Very nice!

Villageshooter
05-29-2012, 04:18 PM
Good job,,,,looks nice are there any major changes working behind the scene that we will enjoy

SoccerCoach
05-29-2012, 04:20 PM
Nicely done. This comes from an IT point of view.

KEVIN & JOSIE
05-29-2012, 04:22 PM
:coolsmiley:

RichieLion
05-29-2012, 04:28 PM
I guess I'm the only one who doesn't like it so much. It's a bit much with the colors. I'm choosing the old style. I like some of the new features, but it's too glaring for me.

Thanks for giving me the option.

Bettiboop
05-29-2012, 04:39 PM
At first glance I love it! The color scheme is very easy on the eyes and it seems to be easy to navigate. Good job!:highfive:

Chopper
05-29-2012, 04:40 PM
You get a standing ovation from me! Great job. Love the new look. We will enjoy this for a long time. Thanks ADMIN!!!

ewstanley
05-29-2012, 04:42 PM
It really looks great!

njbchbum
05-29-2012, 04:47 PM
i still get the annoying pop-up about some "add-on for the website failed to run" - is there some add-on that is supposed to be running to make the site fully functioning to me?


i'm gonna give the new look a chance - but my initial reaction leans toward sensory overload. i do like the color combination, though; the blue/black/white is a bit boring.

skyguy79
05-29-2012, 04:55 PM
Ah, me favorite color...

http://static6.depositphotos.com/1157310/657/v/110/depositphotos_6578078-Illustration-of-St.-Patricks-Day-leprechaun.jpg

... even if I be Italian!

Thanks for all your efforts!

NotGolfer
05-29-2012, 04:56 PM
TOO cool!! It is better on the aging eyes for sure! LOL

wendyquat
05-29-2012, 05:04 PM
Great! Thanks!

rubicon
05-29-2012, 05:06 PM
Bravo! Bravo! Bravo!

Floridagal
05-29-2012, 05:17 PM
Love the new look. Great job to all involved.

jimbo2012
05-29-2012, 05:20 PM
Which template are new members going to see?

CraigAC
05-29-2012, 05:25 PM
I love the new look -- thanks TOTV Admin...

chuckinca
05-29-2012, 05:29 PM
I guess I'm the only one who doesn't like it so much. It's a bit much with the colors. I'm choosing the old style. I like some of the new features, but it's too glaring for me.

Thanks for giving me the option.


I'm kinda with Richie. The bright Emerald Green is definitely glaring.

I'll give it some time before I decide to switch to the old style.

Chuck

Cgirmo
05-29-2012, 05:43 PM
Wow, what a bright spot to an otherwise ho-hum day..returning to work after the holiday. Luv the new look...

bkcunningham1
05-29-2012, 05:47 PM
My color driver has been messed up on my laptop for some time now. I've gotten use to it and use my husband's computer when viewing photos and other things where the color is important. I'm hoping the Kelly green I see when I logged onto TOTV isn't the color everyone is seeing.

This will take some getting use to, but the lettering is certainly big enough.

Opulence
05-29-2012, 05:49 PM
It's a great new look! Thanks so much. Let me go back now and check everything out

Betty

villages07
05-29-2012, 05:58 PM
Looks great, very classy. Nice makeover!!!!

WTG, Admin

REDCART
05-29-2012, 06:00 PM
Very Nice. Thank you.

George

jpharmat
05-29-2012, 06:30 PM
Looks great !!! Good job.
:MOJE_whot:
Patty

joycenemetz
05-29-2012, 07:02 PM
Love the new look!

OldDave
05-29-2012, 07:14 PM
Sure appreciate the hard work, and it is attractive. In my case about 1 inch of the right side is lost and you have to scroll over to get it. I do have my screen magnified a bit to see without my glasses. I guess I'll need to go back to the old one.

EXCEPT, I don't seem to be able to find where to return to the old view. HELP.

zcaveman
05-29-2012, 07:22 PM
Sure appreciate the hard work, and it is attractive. In my case about 1 inch of the right side is lost and you have to scroll over to get it.

I am glad I am not the only one that has to move the screen over to get the last inch,

asianthree
05-29-2012, 07:30 PM
Its nice to know who is online

RichieLion
05-29-2012, 07:44 PM
Sure appreciate the hard work, and it is attractive. In my case about 1 inch of the right side is lost and you have to scroll over to get it. I do have my screen magnified a bit to see without my glasses. I guess I'll need to go back to the old one.

EXCEPT, I don't seem to be able to find where to return to the old view. HELP.

Scroll all the way down to the bottom. In the bottome border on the left you'll see a drop down menu. You can click between the 2 options.

OldDave
05-29-2012, 08:05 PM
Thanks Richie. I found those options in the User CP, but no matter what I picked it didn't work.

Thanks again.

swimdawg
05-29-2012, 08:06 PM
Thanks everyone for the positive feedback! We appreciate everyone's support and for making the site what it is!

Love the new look....green is my fav color! Thanx for giving us a wonderful new look to a great site.

And YOU, Mr. Admin, get the Swimdawg Post of the Day Award...for all you have done. Thank you! :eclipsee_gold_cup:

Pturner
05-29-2012, 08:13 PM
I love the new look. Very nice features seeing who is online, and seeing from home screen which forums have new posts.

Thanks Admin. and team!
:BigApplause:

jimbo2012
05-29-2012, 08:14 PM
Thanks Richie. I found those options in the User CP, but no matter what I picked it didn't work.

Thanks again.

Maybe try close and open your browser, if that don't work reboot it may be your cashe isn't clearing.

What browser are U using IE or FF?

Anthem Bob
05-29-2012, 09:39 PM
Thanks for all your hard work. Look's GREAT!:BigApplause:

jackz
05-30-2012, 12:57 AM
You hit a homerun with this new look, Congrats and Thanks.

Posh 08
05-30-2012, 05:10 AM
Folks you could tell before who was on-line. Little green light by your user name mean anything to you? :kiss:

mrdarcy
05-30-2012, 05:47 AM
The font is now crisper and easier to read. Superb upgrade.

getdul981
05-30-2012, 06:43 AM
I'm going to have to agree with Richie. The new style "looks" very nice, but since I am colorblind, the old style looks better to me. It's much clearer to me than the new one. I appreciate all the work that went into the new design, but I believe I will have to revert to the old style.

GOJODO
05-30-2012, 06:50 AM
Great Job!:clap2:

thekeithfan
05-30-2012, 06:59 AM
great improvement! Last one looked like... well lets just say a computer savy young person didn't put it together.

KathieI
05-30-2012, 07:08 AM
I like it,,, I like it... wasn't sure I was going to like the green, but the color combination is wonderful. Very easy to read.

Thanks, guys.

vj1213
05-30-2012, 07:46 AM
Looks great....thanks for your hard work!

Barefoot
05-30-2012, 07:52 AM
Scroll all the way down to the bottom. In the bottome border on the left you'll see a drop down menu. You can click between the 2 options.

Thanks for the info Richie. It's great to have a choice of two looks. I find the blue a little more restful. :mornincoffee: I don't want to wake up too suddenly.

skyguy79
05-30-2012, 08:25 AM
In my case about 1 inch of the right side is lost and you have to scroll over to get it.
I am glad I am not the only one that has to move the screen over to get the last inch,Are your screen sizes set at the default setting? This may or may not be a solution to the problem, but try resizing using the following:

<ctrl> 0 = Default Size
<ctrl> + = Increase Size
<ctrl> - = Decrease Size

If it works great. If it doesn't, c'est la vie! Nothing ventured, nothing gained!

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSTxzXNS9XRpbkDURY0gONNx2y5sMYLl 4xaQ-E6mhKJX8CLMX3udFDC

kathy and al
05-30-2012, 09:24 AM
I was going to suggest a polling to see how many positive responses vs. negative. After reading all the posts up to this point I don't think a poll is necessary. Looks great!!!

mac9
05-30-2012, 09:43 AM
Color is just a little bright for me...find it distracting. Will utilize the prior screen.

Ceafolks
05-30-2012, 10:13 AM
Looks great to me. :BigApplause:

Regor
05-30-2012, 11:04 AM
I like the old style better. Now if you could do something about all the ads! I hosted a forum for about 2 years. No ads. But then I wasn't out to make any money on it. Check out BurgmanUSA Forum and Website (http://www.burgmanusa.com) for an example.

LoriAnn
05-30-2012, 12:45 PM
I love the new look! I even like the ads. They are not intrusive and easy to navigate when I'm looking for a particular vendor/product. Well Done!!

CaptJohn
05-30-2012, 03:09 PM
Looks good to me but the default font size (or style?) of the posts seem smaller and harder to read on my old eyes. Looks like it was dropped from size 12 to 10. Still have to slide my screen by 2 inches to read it all (using Apple computer). Only KathieI has lettering I can easily read!
Admin, can you increase the default font size slightly?

njbchbum
05-30-2012, 03:18 PM
Looks good to me but the default font size (or style?) of the posts seem smaller and harder to read on my old eyes. Looks like it was dropped from size 12 to 10. Still have to slide my screen by 2 inches to read it all (using Apple computer). Only KathieI has lettering I can easily read!
Admin, can you increase the default font size slightly?

probably that way so that the ads are larger than the posts - or maybe because of the background color behind the post?

De Lis
05-30-2012, 04:05 PM
Looks good to me but the default font size (or style?) of the posts seem smaller and harder to read on my old eyes. Looks like it was dropped from size 12 to 10. Still have to slide my screen by 2 inches to read it all (using Apple computer). Only KathieI has lettering I can easily read!
Admin, can you increase the default font size slightly?

I agree with above - have had to default to the old.

Moderator
05-30-2012, 04:34 PM
Looks good to me but the default font size (or style?) of the posts seem smaller and harder to read on my old eyes. Looks like it was dropped from size 12 to 10. Still have to slide my screen by 2 inches to read it all (using Apple computer). Only KathieI has lettering I can easily read!
Admin, can you increase the default font size slightly?



Testing a reply using font size 3 to see if it is more readable

. Here is font size 2

And font size 4

Hey kathie, do you have a default setting for your replies that enlarges the font and makes it purple? I did find yours nice to read.

Blackie
05-30-2012, 05:14 PM
I find the default (old) style much cleaner and easier to read.

I don't care for the new style at all.

Thanks for giving us the choice.

CaptJohn
05-30-2012, 06:50 PM
Testing a reply using font size 3 to see if it is more readable

. Here is font size 2

And font size 4

H

Thanks for the test. Font size 3 looks just fine to me.

skyguy79
05-30-2012, 07:20 PM
Thanks for the test. Font size 3 looks just fine to me.:agree:

zcaveman
05-30-2012, 07:37 PM
Testing a reply using font size 3 to see if it is more readable

. Here is font size 2

And font size 4

Hey kathie, do you have a default setting for your replies that enlarges the font and makes it purple? I did find yours nice to read.

The purple is good until quoted and then it is hard to read on the green background. But then so are a lot of the other color fonts.

lightworker888
05-30-2012, 07:52 PM
I Like the clean clear look and it seems easier for my eyes to read the posts. I think it is the contrast. THe white really stands out against the green and the beige feels very relaxing. Thanks for all your hard work.

LW888

DebbieB
05-30-2012, 09:44 PM
I love the new look! Great job! :clap2:

kaydee
05-30-2012, 10:27 PM
Like the new look...wish the ads were at the top or bottom vs the side. I have to slide screen over on every page.
Tks for all you do regarding this site.

chelsea24
05-31-2012, 12:22 AM
Applause! Applause! I love the new look and seems faster! Great job!:MOJE_whot:

Schaumburger
05-31-2012, 03:09 AM
Haven't logged into TOTV for a few days...new look is good!

rirlam
05-31-2012, 06:31 AM
Overall functionality is better. I agree that green jumps out at you, anyway you could provide an optional color like blue? For a touch screen device, such as my iPad, the page buttons need to be significantly bigger to be user friendly.

asianthree
05-31-2012, 08:25 AM
Love the look and who is online but the green is hard on my eyes. Sorry

zcalico
06-03-2012, 06:46 AM
The new look is great. Thanks for the upgrade.

graciegirl
06-03-2012, 06:49 AM
Cain't read the dark colors on the dark colors, MR. KEN! Other than that, POIFECT.

Thank you kindly.

uujudy
06-03-2012, 11:23 PM
Thank you, but I get the message "Add-on for this website failed to run" whenever I click on a topic or change pages. What am I doing wrong? Do I need the add-on? :shrug:

PS: I just got the 'add-on failed to run' message when I posted this while using the old default style. I thought it only happened with the new style, but I was wrong.

jimbo2012
06-04-2012, 06:46 AM
Maybe your browser needs an update R U using IE, FF etc, click the update option then try.

Irish Rover
06-04-2012, 06:56 AM
The new look is great!!

Sable99
06-04-2012, 06:58 AM
The green is a little glaring for me. Other than that, I like the new look.

I may go back to the old look!

uujudy
06-04-2012, 09:41 AM
Maybe your browser needs an update R U using IE, FF etc, click the update option then try.

Jimbo, Thanks. I'll give it a try when I get home to TV.

coffeebean
06-04-2012, 05:23 PM
Easier to read. Thanks!:mademyday:

I don't find it easier to read at all. Everyone so far on this thread loves the new look except me. I do love the green but the darker back round color for the text makes it more difficult for me to read. The color scheme would be fantastic if only the text back round color was a bit lighter. I selected the default so I'm back using the original lighter blue and white colors.

coffeebean
06-04-2012, 05:24 PM
I guess I'm the only one who doesn't like it so much. It's a bit much with the colors. I'm choosing the old style. I like some of the new features, but it's too glaring for me.

Thanks for giving me the option.

So thankful, I'm not alone.

coffeebean
06-04-2012, 05:44 PM
Now that I have read the entire thread, I see there are a few other folks who prefer the original colors and are taking advantage of the choice not to use the new color scheme.

Just wondering what features are new to the forum with the new color scheme. Do we still have the new features even if we use the old color scheme?

TOTV Team
06-19-2012, 09:12 AM
Hello Everyone - based on the valuable feedback of everyone we have just performed an update to make the fonts sizes in the post and threads a little larger and actually made the font color a darker black.

Hopefully these slight improvements further help the user experience.

Thank You

Admin

jimbo2012
06-19-2012, 09:18 AM
too large IMO

ajbrown
06-19-2012, 09:20 AM
too large IMO

:agree:

and zooming out makes it too small.

PS. I understand, hard to please all, your efforts are appreciated.

rubicon
06-19-2012, 09:24 AM
Okey dockey..Real nice job

TOTV Team
06-19-2012, 09:33 AM
:agree:

and zooming out makes it too small.

PS. I understand, hard to please all, your efforts are appreciated.

With over 100,000 visits per month so true! We just try to appeal to the masses.

KathieI
06-19-2012, 09:42 AM
With over 100,000 visits per month so true! We just try to appeal to the masses.

This "mass" (or mess, lol) sez she likes it all. Can't get over how I got accustomed to it all esp cause I'm not a "green" person but the color combos are great. I like everything about it and now think the old look was so mundane... Good job guys.

njbchbum
06-19-2012, 09:54 AM
YIKES! talk about in your face! phew!

lightworker888
06-19-2012, 12:22 PM
Thanks. That works well.

LW888

TOTV Team
06-19-2012, 03:11 PM
We adjusted the font down 1 pt so this combined with the darker black font should hopefully be a good middle ground for everyone. Unfortunately we don't all have the same eyes!

jimbo2012
06-19-2012, 03:18 PM
That's purrrfect!!:eclipsee_gold_cup:

CaptJohn
06-19-2012, 04:51 PM
I can see! I can see! Hallalulah! :laugh: (and thanks)

diskman
06-19-2012, 10:39 PM
Why must I default to the old version each time. Can't i just do it once?

Barefoot
06-19-2012, 11:03 PM
Why must I default to the old version each time. Can't i just do it once?

You should be able to do it just once. It works for me. I defaulted to the old blue style (at the bottom left of this page). When I log in now, I always get the default style.

tlb50
02-12-2014, 11:33 AM
What can be done to get rid of all the annoying little come-ons (pop ups) that say you need to go here or there or upgrade your video player etc etc. It is very distracting. I don't see these things on other sites.

dblwyr
02-12-2014, 12:52 PM
Very nice!

Barefoot
02-12-2014, 04:13 PM
Why must I default to the old version each time. Can't i just do it once? I hope you've now become used to the new version (new in 2012). I finally reluctantly converted. Now the old default version looks yucky to me.

P.S. I just checked Diskman's Profile. He last signed on in January 2013. I guess he really didn't like the new version.

Bogie Shooter
02-12-2014, 04:19 PM
What can be done to get rid of all the annoying little come-ons (pop ups) that say you need to go here or there or upgrade your video player etc etc. It is very distracting. I don't see these things on other sites.

I don't see them here.

TOTV Team
02-12-2014, 07:26 PM
We don't have any pop ups on the site. You may want to run an anti virus and clear cookies/cache.