While we wait for server upgrades, together with the staff I've worked on a new template. This should bring some improvements over the current default templates and should not bring any disadvantages over the templates you might have selected yourself.
Why still a VB3 template?
We would have rather worked on a VB4 template, but since new servers will likely take months, we've tried to find a faster way to improve the current layout. So, consider it a plan B.
OK, I want to see it!
If you want to try it yourself, then in the left bottom of the page, there is a selectbox, (Quick Style Chooser). Select here the Myce 2.0 template and you will see the template we're discussing here.
What to expect
The Myce 2.0 template should exclude all functionality in the Myce Beta templates (the current default) that is not used (to improve server performance) and should include all functionality of e.g. the CDFreaks V2 template, even the Catbox!
However 'support' will be limited, small glitches or minor issues won't be fixed, since the idea is that we won't be using this template for a very long time.
What's the idea behind this template?
The idea behind the template is that it is based on the default of Vbulletin, this should make it easier to navigate and should improve our search engine rankings, more new members, posts and threads.
What about the colors?
I first made the colors green, as used on our frontpage, but several staff members disliked it. After some experimenting the current blue color was found and it's now the proposed color for this template. Let us know if you like or dislike, we can always change it. The idea is that the color does come back in the site, e.g. the current blue is the blue that is also in the logo. Of course it also has to match the (dark) grey we're using. I think also one bright(er) color is required else the site is too dark and depressing.
If there are really some objections to a certain color, we can also make the same template with different colors.
What to report?
While maybe not fixed, please report all issues, I will, together with you determine if the issue is minor or not. If it's easy to fix, it will be fixed!
What else would we like?
General feedback is much appreciated! Let us know!