Thanks for the feedback everyone! It's really helpful! Ginger, I really do need to fix the top buttons so they are either all capiltalized or all are not. I think I might tone down the maroon reds on all the buttons as well.
Quick reply will be an option as soon as Vbulletin 3 is released. Sorry, but they don't even know about our redesign
unless some VB manager is a lurker here
They are saying though that VB 3 will either be the next version after this one or the one after the next.
Deb - I was thinking the same thing about the smilies
Actually, what I need to sort out is how to present the sponsorship ads at the top of each forum page. I'm working on finding some clever way to seperate the forums so we can have unique sponsors for each forum. If this works the right way, then we might just be able to have that as well as several styles of the forums for users to choose from. That way you can each choose whether you want to view the forums as orange, greens or blues
Again, this will only work if I get the hack thing sorted out - otherwise I will have to use the styles feature to get the different ads displayed properly.
The launch for the new design is September 1 - it could be a few days later than that. If all goes well, we should have the new cat pages ready by then as well so we really will have a total makeover for the site.