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Steven P.    12,983

Welcome to the new default Shift theme for the forums.

The forums finally take on the same style of the main page in this updated version of Shift, made compatible with all major browsers and slightly updated cleaned up code.

We have had an extensive staff beta and I am sure members will find bugs here and there, these will be ironed out over the next few days. Please use Bug Tracker when submitting issues with this theme and make sure you state which browser you are using, if possible include a screen-shot of the problem.

These are a few of the major changes applied to the default theme, and some what different from Swift:

  • Forum header is cleaner, less confusing content at the top of the page
  • The Forum navigation shows 2 levels, easier viewing when browsing forum levels
  • The Topics and Forum categories now alternate in color, rather than alternating column colors
  • User names now retain their formatting on forum & topic indexes (except for Last Topic by cells)
  • New and unread Topics are now bold (this will become very helpful and takes getting used to)
  • Recent news/forum/blog items can be viewed by hovering on the tab (this behavior can be disabled in usercp board options)
  • One Quick Links menu allows you to view all the board options anywhere on the board, not just from the index
  • Quick Reply now uses the new IPB 2.x editor, rather than the old 1.x style

Swift has served us well! It has been the default forum theme for about 6 years now. It's fitting that this new theme launches exactly 6 years after our re-launched vBulletin forums in July 2001.

We know that everything won't be perfect, so bear with us as we squash the last bugs.

Different colors will be launched when we are satisfied that the theme is completed.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

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Larney    0

Nicely done :)

Mwhwhaha at first post!

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well...    0

Thanks! and after all that wait in irc!

Edited by well...

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lerum    1

Woo... we've waited so long for this! :D

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Simon    177

Whoa... this is really nice.

We're setting a record here for fastest replies in a thread :p

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Jase    130

Love it!

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DrBroccoli    0

OMG SEXY FORUMS! Great job everyone who worked on it!

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ynnoj    23

Looks awesome, great job Neowin staff (Y)

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b0m8er    3

wow! really good looking! (Y)

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Spartan_X    1

wow! this looks really pro, congrats to all the NW team. :yes:

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Lt-DavidW    2

Lovely. The transformation is complete!

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SamNeeds    0

Smooth! I like it !

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zeroday    19

Excellent work!!! Congrats on the team for getting it done :)

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Scirwode    18
Whoa... this is really nice.

We're setting a record here for fastest replies in a thread :p

Forget nice, this is really professional!

Scirwode

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Zoom7000    148

Looks brilliant, love the new colour scheme! Cool features too! Big Up the Coderators!

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Martyn    5

Awesome :D

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Andrew    2,860

Woot it's awesome, nice work guys!

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Damo R.    29,658

Woah this is pretty awesome...thanks guys for all your work!!! :D

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brentaal    404

I'm in love with the new theme. :)

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Kane    16

Looks awesome! Good work guys! :)

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+M2Ys4U    97

Awesome. Well done guys.

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+theblazingangel    137

holy crap, awesome job :woot:

one minor request: do you think we could get a link to the AutoPatcher section in 'quick links'?

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MasterC    10

Wow- this looks really good! Great job, guys! :wub:

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ludeboy12    5

yea it looks very clean. great job guys.

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Steven P.    12,983
holy crap, awesome job :woot:

one minor request: do you think we could get a link to the AutoPatcher section in 'quick links'?

Yep

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