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    Default New website design and new look for forums

    We're pleased to announce that our website now has a whole new look to it, and our new forums have a skin to match that, thus giving the website and the forums an integrated look that they've never had before. You can go directly to our website by clicking on the logo top left of our forum pages.

    And you should be seeing the new look in our forums, but if you're not then do the following:

    On most, if not all, forum pages, at the bottom left you'll find a dropdown menu which probably shows you "Default Style". Depending on your browser it may be labelled "Quick Style Chooser". If you click on the down arrow and choose "New Theme" you'll then see the forums with a theme matching our new website design.

    If by any chance you don't like the new look of our forums, you can use the bottom left dropdown menu to go back to "Default Style".

    GAGB would like to thank Ian (studlyone), who offered to do this redesign for us, and who has put in a lot of work getting it up and running despite some substantial database problems that have caused him more than a few headaches!
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    Ooooh! New look! That took me by surprise when I logged back in this evening! I was only away for a couple of minutes and all change!

    :socool:

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    Quote Originally Posted by *mouse* View Post
    Ooooh! New look! That took me by surprise when I logged back in this evening! I was only away for a couple of minutes and all change!

    :socool:
    Waaaaaagh - I was only out for 5 minutes - thought somebody had slipped something in my beer.......

    Hehe - is there a pair of ruby slippers hidden in here somewhere??

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    Likewise! Thought I was looking at the screen through my lager bottle!

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    Note to self, don't post on GAGB with a hangover......

    On the other hand, guaranteed to wake me up in the mornings!

    (oooh matching green smileys!)

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    Hopefully, once your eyeballs stop bleeding or the hangover subsides you might decide you like it
    "I Cache, therefore I am"

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    wow - where's me shades....



    ah thats better :socool:
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    Oh hmy: the green looked a bit too bright for me, so grateful thanks for the information on how to go back to the gentler colour

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    Looking good!
    I have a Geocaching problem...
    Work gets in the way!

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    Needs a little brown for the full choc chip effect

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    The Big Green Bird is absolutely delighted by the overall colour of the site..

    :socool:

    Chris (MrB)

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    I like the green, it's my favourite colour

    Just a small comment though - on the "old style" blue colour scheme the different forum sections headings were in dark blue, as were the Topic titles... and I see that they are still dark blue. Did you consider changing them over to dark green for this new site? Perhaps that would have made it just too much green?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs Blorenge View Post
    I like the green, it's my favourite colour

    Just a small comment though - on the "old style" blue colour scheme the different forum sections headings were in dark blue, as were the Topic titles... and I see that they are still dark blue. Did you consider changing them over to dark green for this new site? Perhaps that would have made it just too much green?
    The Big Green Bird says you can never have TOO much green.....

    Chris (MrB)

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    Anything is possible, if the committee want it like that it can be done. The links were left in blue as that is the colour that most people associate with hyperlinks.

    If its the graphics and buttons you are refering to its an easy process to greenify them

    I agree green is a great colour thats why I ddin't join the Navy or the RAF

    PS One other thing to try is hitting refresh on your browser or clearing your browsers cache as your browser may be displaying the old blue pics instead of the new not so blue but green ones.
    Last edited by studlyone; 27th August 2008 at 11:18 PM. Reason: Added the PS message about the browser cache
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    Personally, I like it the way it is...! :socool:

    Runs to find cover from the big green bird swooping down... h34r:
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