View Full Version : BuellXB new look?

09-16-2012, 11:09 PM
so is it me or did the layout change? was in the middle of reading a thread and wham, screen layout changed on me

09-16-2012, 11:13 PM
I'm on my iPhone and noticed the change. I guess a mobile layout?

09-16-2012, 11:18 PM
Not mobile, looks like an update to the software. Sure would have been nice to have a sent messages in the pm stuff. Looks like it shifted the sponsor links on the right as well.

09-16-2012, 11:28 PM
I don't like it. Change it back. Haha seriously.

09-16-2012, 11:31 PM
I just thought this PC was ****ing up again.

09-16-2012, 11:32 PM
Thought it was my IPad F'ing up ! It's kinda weird!

09-17-2012, 12:00 AM
Hmm me no like either. I've been here fore 5 years so im sensitive to change http://serve.mysmiley.net/characters/character0032.gif


09-17-2012, 12:04 AM

09-17-2012, 12:07 AM
Definitely has less defined lines of contrast....... everything flows together more, not in a good way, but we'll get used to it.[mad]

09-17-2012, 12:11 AM
It's better than having to scroll down 2 pages every time like B4 when it changed.

09-17-2012, 12:24 AM
Im not diggin the new look either! Seems to me it takes much longer to scroll through but hell, who am I? I will still regularly visit the forum just the same.

09-17-2012, 12:43 AM
The main point of the redesign was to create a responsive design. The intent was to make it more user friendly on mobile devices. We will continue to polish it until it's the same on a desktop as it's always been. I'd love feedback on the mobile version. Thank you for your patience!

09-17-2012, 12:55 AM
Are all the sponsor ads going to stay at the very bottom?

09-17-2012, 01:11 AM
As a mobile version, it's pretty awesome compared to the old site

09-17-2012, 01:20 AM
I love it on my phone. I don't know how it is on the computer I never use it. The only thing I'm seeing needs to change is the fact I have to scroll back to the top to hit the next page button.

Mark XB12r
09-17-2012, 01:24 AM
they did this lame layout change but still no user signature, or avatar... thanks for the hard work admins.... I wonder if the ad's still cut into the posts with pic's

09-17-2012, 01:30 AM
I love it on the mobile page

09-17-2012, 01:33 AM
Mark read up a few posts to buellxbs post. There working on a phone layout and computer will go back to normal. Ads are on the bottom so no more cutting in. This version is really nice on phone since you had to have it zoomed into this point anyways.

09-17-2012, 01:40 AM
Ads are on the bottom so no more cutting in.

This is good (unless you're the one paying for those ads [sad] ) I'll check back as it appears that things are changing in real time at this point.

09-17-2012, 01:52 AM
There were caching issues. The dev is working on that. The ads should display on the right side as usual for desktop users, but they will be at the bottom for mobile users. Sorry, mobile real estate is limited and user experience comes first.

09-17-2012, 01:59 AM
The ads are displaying on the top as usual for me? Maybe the change was made. Couple days on the site and we'll all forget about the old format! Keep the improvements coming! [up]

09-17-2012, 02:02 AM
ads are still cuttin into pics, on PC

09-17-2012, 02:02 AM
Ya, it took out all the dead space in the middle of the page.

09-17-2012, 02:04 AM
Ya, it took out all the dead space in the middle of the page.

that is an improvement though[up]

09-17-2012, 02:16 AM
I mainly use my iphone on here and I guess i like veiwing post better now , just the home page seams to busy. Im sure i can adapt to the change though.

09-17-2012, 02:52 AM
Is there a way to work the ads into the threads themselves so they aren't completely out of the way, after all they did pay for the space, like some forums have the every so many posts. I know some may hate me for this, but it's only fair to the guys who pay to support us, and keep us running!

09-17-2012, 03:52 AM
I almost always use my phone to surf this forum, generally on a daily basis. I don't think I will anymore unless I'm really bored. I appreciate the effort to improve but the thing that bums me out is having to scroll down, down, down just to see what the latest posts are and then have to keep scrolling because everything's really spread out. I'll probly only visit this site with a computer unless final changes prove to be a lot easier to see without getting a finger workout.

09-17-2012, 04:01 AM
Maybe mobile could only show names, and have a button to expand all the users info so it wouldn't be so stretched out, yet the info would still be accessible if desired.

09-17-2012, 04:59 AM
Much easier to read on the phone now, but
Like above says cutting down the profile header to where you have to click on it to open up would reduce the scrolling.

09-17-2012, 05:39 AM
me likely on my Blackberry, much easier to navigate and not have to zoom in to log in or anything like before, awesome...now let's work on the search feature, please:D

09-17-2012, 02:23 PM
Terrible on the computer so far. Let me know if you need more details lol.

09-17-2012, 02:39 PM
It's not so bad on the computer. I like the added line-height on the posts.

One MAJOR improvement would be to add this to the css:

.posttext img {

you know why ;)

09-17-2012, 02:54 PM
On my iphone it sucks, i like to see the whole page at a glance. laptop is good.

09-17-2012, 04:23 PM
I hate all the extra space on the desktop site. The old way was so prefect i never left the forum. This new one would be annoying enough to me that you would stop seeing me so much. Its mainly how spaced out the username part is. TO BIG!

09-17-2012, 04:40 PM
What about this maybe:


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09-17-2012, 04:51 PM
First look at it on my phone, this sucks. Spacing is huge now, seems like I'm scrolling forever to get anywhere. I for one, do not like the ”upgrade” as it is.

09-17-2012, 05:03 PM

What about this maybe:


[up] that looks SO MUCH better! Great job! (why is there no regular quote after someones post option? look at what has happened here with the copy/paste option)


Image insert + quote = WAY to much work for a proper quote and something I would never bother with on a mobile device.

Mods PLEASE add a thread following feature, this is my biggest complaint with the forum.

09-17-2012, 05:21 PM
Mods PLEASE add a thread following feature, this is my biggest complaint with the forum.

just make a post in the thread and follow it with your "my posts" page. That's what I do

09-17-2012, 05:38 PM
Need to fix pictures, especially on this new format.

09-17-2012, 11:23 PM

Getting better only other thing I can think of is a home button rather than having to pick from a drop down list.

09-17-2012, 11:47 PM
The dark blue names on the black band is very hard to see on phone now please change red white green?

09-17-2012, 11:50 PM
Ok now the bands are very light blue almost white with blue names which is fine but the white stats are hard to see on phone

09-18-2012, 12:55 AM
Oh haha, I was on the site for a while before I noticed my proposed change was made. Very nice!


09-18-2012, 01:21 AM
Looks good! How about links that seem to not work or are able to even highlight? SUPER annoying, but may be firefox issue? example (http://www.buellxb.com/Buell-XB-Forum/Users-Bikes/my-05-Buell-XB12S..-.) second to last post on the first page by LeFox has a .jpg that doesn't load/can't do anything with it. I have this issue in almost every thread BTW

09-18-2012, 01:26 AM
Its now great on my windowsphone ! The other one ad a big blank on top of the page. cool!

09-18-2012, 01:37 AM
Looks good! How about links that seem to not work or are able to even highlight? SUPER annoying, but may be firefox issue? example second to last post on the first page by LeFox has a .jpg that doesn't load/can't do anything with it. I have this issue in almost every thread BTW

I can tell you that is a Firefox thing. It happens because the image tag doesnt have an alternate text attribute so Firefox will just show the URL to the "broken" image. On safari and chrome for instance, it will show a broken image, no text.

09-18-2012, 02:00 AM
This new format is very hard to read. Why the need for a change? I could read the older format much easier on the laptop and my droid

Blue xb12
09-18-2012, 02:12 AM
I agree with Retrax, very hard to read on my ipad

09-18-2012, 02:40 AM
First look at it on my phone, this sucks. Spacing is huge now, seems like I'm scrolling forever to get anywhere. I for one, do not like the ”upgrade” as it is


Very difficult to make any progress on the Evo 4g phones. changed my internet settings to zoom far out and even that it still to close to see links on the page. Just Scroll.....Scroll......Back to home page....Scrolll.....scroll.....

Suggestions for mobile would be smaller titles, less spacing, more contrast in lines, move forum topics to bottom to avoid so much scrolling... And preferably, just go back to regular. I have mobile view always disabled on my phone even and still cant get the regular forum format to come up. Will this be permanent when its completed??? Or just be a different format for those with the phones who only use mobile webpage displays, like a blackberry or something..

09-18-2012, 03:46 AM
In messages the word sender that is supposed to be before the name is overlaying the name on phone

09-18-2012, 04:25 AM
Hey all. We're still working on this. At one time I had several people pushing me for a mobile interface and our Analytics show a serious increase in mobile users. It cost te community/me $800 to make this move and every adjustment racks up more cost. I want to get this right so keep providing feedback. I appreciate the patience and feedback. I could do without the negativity please. FYI none of the ads aside from the Google ads provide any income for myself or the community. Those ads, such as 50dro's, only support the giveaways and a token amount for Xtreme to manage the giveaways. Also, the top banner is a link to the homepage if you didn't notice.

09-18-2012, 04:31 AM
Keep up the good work I'm digging it the message box needs some work as stated in my last post. Along with that one the date is doing the same thing and the names are off from the correct subject. Also when uploading a picture next to the choose file button it says something but its cut off at the bottom of the lettering not a big deal just saying. Possibly for phone version put the forms into the pull down tab to minimize scrolling. Good work keep it up[up]

09-18-2012, 05:10 AM
Never knew that, but SPAM , SPAM. Thanks for all the good stuff you've given us so far, did the font change?

09-18-2012, 05:40 AM
I like it on my phone. It keeps the ads off so i can read all the posts, so I like it.

09-18-2012, 12:52 PM
I see the approach that is being taken with the phones. It was nice being able to see the latest postings in a group rather than scrolling constantly. If there was a way to possibly see the recent post in a group. That is the only thing i wish we had from the old format. Other than that it is becoming much easier to get around on the iphone.

On the computer it still needs some work, but you know that already. [cool] thanks for keeping the site fresh.

09-18-2012, 01:38 PM
Looks as though the number of posts and reputation have been moved into the posters header. Took me a second to find it.

09-18-2012, 02:45 PM
Looks like a few things have changed with that...

09-18-2012, 07:49 PM
I'm curious about the "Registered User" next to everyone's name. When is someone not a registered user?

I mean I'm sure there could be other user classes like administrator, moderator, sponsor. but is the information useful enough to warrant crowding the space in the post header bar?

09-21-2012, 06:30 PM
I am getting used to the new look

BUT I have to log in 2 times every time. Very annoying...

09-21-2012, 07:33 PM
man have i been gone long or what? what the heck is this crap??

confusing as hell.

09-21-2012, 07:54 PM
I just wish they'd get rid of that carbon fiber back ground. It really lags on my phone. I have wait for that background to load then the ads, then I finally get to the text er meat n taters. I could care less about all the bells n whistles.

09-21-2012, 08:10 PM
What CF back ground? Mine is white back ground.... fastest loading forum I've ever been on.

09-21-2012, 08:11 PM
Oh I see the CF, around the edges....didn't even notice it...

09-21-2012, 09:38 PM
Eyes over 40 like the new mobile format;)

09-21-2012, 09:53 PM
Looks good on my iPad, not so great on my lap top. Keep up the good work and staying relevant.

09-21-2012, 10:31 PM
some changes are making it more crap. no longer works smoothly on ie. needed to use chrome. on my work laptop i cant upgrade so the set up is wrong.

get those big black lines for each memeber. breaks it up too much...

like the new way of posting feature though. and it seems only some pictures i cant see. dont know why? but ok.

can we streamline the black lines of who is posting at all?

09-21-2012, 11:06 PM
I've already forgotten what the old format looked like!

09-22-2012, 04:17 PM
I didnt even notice


09-22-2012, 04:43 PM
Only thing that this forum is missing is a subscription type box to threads with email notification, similar to badweb. It would make it easier to help buellers in a more timely manner. I like the changes on my laptop but on my iphone its seems like a pointer finger work out. But however I do like the fact that the ads stay out of the way of the post. Keep up the good work. Only other suggestion would be a donation link similar to buelletinboard so we can all help with the cause.

09-22-2012, 05:11 PM
Only other suggestion would be a donation link similar to buelletinboard so we can all help with the cause.

Great idea. I would donate if it were made easy.

09-22-2012, 11:22 PM
Thanks for the continued feedback! The CF background has nothing to do with any load time lagging. It's actually the easiest thing I could do. It's only one very tiny image that repeats, so your browser only has to load this one little image to make that carbon fiber look.

I've seen those donate paypal features on other forums, but I don't want to offend anyone or make it look like I'm out to grab cash.

The best way for you to donate is to come to the forum more often and produce great, helpful content. That in turn brings more visitors and drives up the Google Ad Revenue. That's what I use to improve the forum, pay for developer time, design time, DIY videos, hosting, etc.

09-22-2012, 11:23 PM
having a problem with the google ad at the bottom sometimes being over a post, also, all the forum sponsors except 5-0dro is gone. I'm on my Laptop and Internet Explorer 9

09-23-2012, 01:16 AM
subscription type box to threads with email notification

Cool idea.[up]

09-24-2012, 01:34 AM
IMO there is to much space in between the topic threads on the home page. Just becomes a pain searching and searching for the post you are keeping up with. This is in the mobile side of the forum world. Other than that there has been much progress. It would be nice to have a list without the extra info with a "new post" caption next to it and maybe last post or something??. This would clean up some space.[up]

09-24-2012, 05:31 AM
I am getting no sponsor ads on my laptop, i.e 50-dro, XB Lights etc. I get them on my iphone at the very bottom.

09-24-2012, 06:27 AM

Looks pretty good with the new monitor setup :)

09-24-2012, 11:54 PM
For purposes of offering feedback, here's what it looks like on my iPhone.


09-24-2012, 11:56 PM
holy huge picture!![confused]

09-25-2012, 01:18 AM
gotta love the super high resolution picture though.

09-25-2012, 01:23 PM
Looks good on my computer. I use Firefox and chrome (IE is for those who don't care about good Internet experience) it looks good on my iPad and iPhone as well.

However the messages page is borked on the phone. I think the main focus right now is the main forum. I'm sure things like messages will come along shortly afterward.

09-26-2012, 12:23 PM
Ya iv always used my phone and didn't find any problem w/ it b4..now way to much scrolling everything is over lapping. Not a fan of the changes... Just an idea but instead of messing w/ the format how about a way to get rid of the spam. I don't golf, don't need help w/ sex, don't loose my passwords, or need coach knock offs.
That's what I would work on.
Best forum I am on though

09-26-2012, 02:06 PM
The spam here is pretty well under control, I'd say.

And hey, who knows when you might need help with sex... Lol

09-28-2012, 12:30 AM
Would be nice to be able to upload a photo directly from the camera roll on a smartphone. When clicking on "add your photo" on a post or reply on the mobile site, it pops up another window thats just blank. The address for this blank window is http://www.buellxb.com/insert_photo.php. I am on a galaxy note running 4.0.4.

09-28-2012, 01:44 AM
Another thing Buellxb will you please add S1 to the tuber area? To maybe drive a little more S1 traffic to the site. I know it petty but its always bugged that S1 has never been in the sub forum title. [up]

10-08-2012, 03:50 AM
An option to use the mobile interface or full website would be nice on the mobile devices. I am actually rarely on the forum now, which some might actually like :p, do to the new mobile interface. If there was a way to switch to the full site I would be addicted once again. Now its just a headache and i don't even bother and im rarely anywhere to be on my computer and am usually on the iphone. Either way safe riding.

10-09-2012, 10:05 AM
I am actually rarely on the forum now, which some might actually like , do to the new mobile interface.

So the plan is working :p