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AlexK

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A new name, and a new look
« on: February 28, 2009, 01:43:17 am »
Don't worry, your computer hasn't malfunctioned.  You haven't clicked on the wrong website by mistake.  This is still the Abarth Forum.

I've always felt the name 'Abarth Forum' was a little… well, nerdy.  I could never imagine it printed on a T-shirt, for instance.  So, after a rummage through the internet and a shortlist of alternatives, I settled on this: Abarthisti.

'Abarthisti', in case you've not heard of it before, is the term given to fans of the Abarth brand, its vehicles, and the man himself.  A bit like 'Tifosi' for Ferrari fans.

To support the new name, there's a new website - Abarthisti.co.uk - which carries information about the cars, what we get up to, etc.

The forum will continue to be available at the AbarthForum.co.uk address but, as you've already noticed, has received something of a make-over to match the layout of the new site.

For the interested, the theme is based on the red and grey of the classic Abarth colour scheme, and is matched by the banner of the 500 Assetto Corse at the top of the screen.  If you find the banner overpowering, you can hide it by clicking the arrows at the right-hand edge.

I recognise it is quite a radical change, and it will take a couple of days to get used to.  Despite looking at it for several months myself while putting it together, it still felt a little strange when I started using it full-time.  However, after a day, the old layout looked terrible when I flicked back to it briefly.

So, have a poke around, take some time to get used to it, then let me know what you think.  :thumb:

NB: Some people may need to clear their browser's cache for the new layout to appear correctly.

AbarthForum.co.uk

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    Re: A new name, and a new look
    « Reply #1 on: February 28, 2009, 03:18:20 am »
    well you already know i like it mate, hope the others do, glad its gone live.  :thumb:
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    Re: A new name, and a new look
    « Reply #2 on: February 28, 2009, 05:48:51 am »
    ... haha yep thought I had ended up at the wrong place!
    Looks great! Love that banner.... has a nice classic Abarth feel to it imo.... Nice work!

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    Re: A new name, and a new look
    « Reply #3 on: February 28, 2009, 08:20:37 am »
    How fresh and exciting does this look :o It is fantastic :thumb:
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    Re: A new name, and a new look
    « Reply #4 on: February 28, 2009, 09:24:01 am »
    Big  :thumb: from me
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    Re: A new name, and a new look
    « Reply #5 on: February 28, 2009, 09:26:06 am »
    Told you they'd like it  :thumb:

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    Re: A new name, and a new look
    « Reply #6 on: February 28, 2009, 09:50:04 am »
    Top work Alex, looks great  :thumb:

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    Re: A new name, and a new look
    « Reply #7 on: February 28, 2009, 10:05:23 am »
    Nice one. You should award yourself an extra star for this.

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    Re: A new name, and a new look
    « Reply #8 on: February 28, 2009, 10:11:07 am »
    Nice one. You should award yourself an extra star for this.

    agreed :) - all the sections are fantastic as well
    The one with the cape!

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    Re: A new name, and a new look
    « Reply #9 on: February 28, 2009, 10:21:06 am »
    looks great :)
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    Re: A new name, and a new look
    « Reply #10 on: February 28, 2009, 10:25:26 am »
    Great job Alex  :thumb: Certainly woke me up when i looked at it. Nice and 'in your face' compared to the old one ;D
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    Re: A new name, and a new look
    « Reply #11 on: February 28, 2009, 10:26:00 am »
    I bloomin' love this!  ;D

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    Re: A new name, and a new look
    « Reply #12 on: February 28, 2009, 10:57:03 am »
    Looks great, and really love the new pic in the header at the top. :thumb:
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    Re: A new name, and a new look
    « Reply #13 on: February 28, 2009, 11:51:05 am »
    Well done Alex, you've done a great job. Really clear forum and the colour scheme works :)
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    Re: A new name, and a new look
    « Reply #14 on: February 28, 2009, 01:25:48 pm »
    love it - top marks looks great  and love the Abarthisti - cant wait till I am a proper one when we have the car!!

     

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