Abarthisti

Information => News & Announcements => Topic started by: AlexK on February 28, 2009, 01:43:17 am

Title: A new name, and a new look
Post by: AlexK 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 (http://www.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 (https://www.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.
Title: Re: A new name, and a new look
Post by: Missing in Action 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:
Title: Re: A new name, and a new look
Post by: Graham 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!
Title: Re: A new name, and a new look
Post by: tweetysv650s on February 28, 2009, 08:20:37 am
How fresh and exciting does this look :o It is fantastic :thumb:
Title: Re: A new name, and a new look
Post by: John501 on February 28, 2009, 09:24:01 am
Big  :thumb: from me
Title: Re: A new name, and a new look
Post by: olopboy on February 28, 2009, 09:26:06 am
Told you they'd like it  :thumb:
Title: Re: A new name, and a new look
Post by: wampa on February 28, 2009, 09:50:04 am
Top work Alex, looks great  :thumb:
Title: Re: A new name, and a new look
Post by: magicmole on February 28, 2009, 10:05:23 am
Nice one. You should award yourself an extra star for this.
Title: Re: A new name, and a new look
Post by: Missing in Action 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
Title: Re: A new name, and a new look
Post by: george38 on February 28, 2009, 10:21:06 am
looks great :)
Title: Re: A new name, and a new look
Post by: DevilAndGod 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
Title: Re: A new name, and a new look
Post by: Joe on February 28, 2009, 10:26:00 am
I bloomin' love this!  ;D
Title: Re: A new name, and a new look
Post by: MarkS2s on February 28, 2009, 10:57:03 am
Looks great, and really love the new pic in the header at the top. :thumb:
Title: Re: A new name, and a new look
Post by: Alex_gregory_uk 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 :)
Title: Re: A new name, and a new look
Post by: mikey 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!!
Title: Re: A new name, and a new look
Post by: fiona on February 28, 2009, 02:01:10 pm
Looks good.  Only thing I'd say is the "Hello user" box in the top left should be smaller.  Maybe drop the font size by 1 so it is the same size as used in the rest of the site. 
Title: Re: A new name, and a new look
Post by: domc on February 28, 2009, 02:05:29 pm
i really like it, good work  :thumb:
Title: Re: A new name, and a new look
Post by: richbrowne on February 28, 2009, 05:11:37 pm
Well done Alex, thank you for all your efforts. I know only too well the amount of work and time that is required to push a new website and forum Live! :thumb: :thumb:
Title: Re: A new name, and a new look
Post by: TheSwede on February 28, 2009, 06:11:45 pm
Alex - What a great makeover. I totally agree that the provious "Abarth Forum" image was a little nerdy. Are you thinking of merchandise for the "Abarthisti" then?
Title: Re: A new name, and a new look
Post by: olopboy on February 28, 2009, 07:34:59 pm
Are you thinking of merchandise for the "Abarthisti" then?

Maybe a nice subtle teeshirt in grey with red writing?
Title: Re: A new name, and a new look
Post by: Missing in Action on February 28, 2009, 08:58:15 pm
Alex - What a great makeover. I totally agree that the provious "Abarth Forum" image was a little nerdy. Are you thinking of merchandise for the "Abarthisti" then?
Are you thinking of merchandise for the "Abarthisti" then?

Maybe a nice subtle teeshirt in grey with red writing?

hold ya horses guys ;) 1 step at a time. the poor lads not slept for the past 2 week :P
Title: Re: A new name, and a new look
Post by: John501 on February 28, 2009, 09:01:47 pm
Only 2 weeks, I'd expect to see a whole line of merchandise by now then  ;D ;D :thumb:
Title: Re: A new name, and a new look
Post by: Old Boy on February 28, 2009, 09:23:59 pm
Very nice design.  Good to see all the history and current car offerings up there too.   :thumb:
Title: Re: A new name, and a new look
Post by: richardmajor86 on March 01, 2009, 10:50:32 am
Really good i say. have a  :thumb:
Title: Re: A new name, and a new look
Post by: AlexK on March 01, 2009, 04:41:07 pm
Are you thinking of merchandise for the "Abarthisti" then?

It's on my ever-expanding list of things to do.

Thanks for the comments, guys, it really is appreciated.
Title: Re: A new name, and a new look
Post by: 1mmortal on March 11, 2009, 07:29:23 pm
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 (http://www.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 (https://www.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.

I only just found this. Fail!