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Mary
11-06-2009, 12:28 PM
Many members don't realize Blab has a front page, as they go directly to the forums. :)

But Blab does have a front page ... and here's the new version (http://www.modelhorseblab.com/)!

When you access .com that is what you will see. (The forums are .com/forums.)

Thanks Liz! :yaymiller :cheer :bananadance

In case you were wondering, here is the old one (http://www.modelhorseblab.com/indexold.html). Just needed a fresh version, and changes to the links to functions that aren't available to non-member visitors.

WileyT
11-06-2009, 12:30 PM
The new front page is FANTASTIC!

Eowin
11-06-2009, 12:34 PM
Ok - I must be dense because the two different links are coming up with the exact same page for me. :1hammer

Legacy
11-06-2009, 12:55 PM
Very nice!

Moonbeam
11-06-2009, 12:58 PM
Ok - I must be dense because the two different links are coming up with the exact same page for me. :1hammer

They're coming up correctly for me.
and SQUEEEE! I think I see my poneh up there! :bananadance

Eowin
11-06-2009, 12:59 PM
I probably need to clear out the cache. I have to run right now but I'll try it later.

Laura G
11-06-2009, 01:06 PM
The new front page is FANTASTIC!

:agreed I love it! :thumbsup

sereneriverranch
11-06-2009, 01:08 PM
It's great :grin

Drakkarstudios
11-06-2009, 01:11 PM
Wow....I got confused cause I go through the main site everymorning, I'm old school. lol
I was like what's happening and how did I type in the wrong address.....Oh....I didn't..........Kewl!

sereneriverranch
11-06-2009, 01:16 PM
Wow....I got confused cause I go through the main site everymorning, I'm old school. lol
I was like what's happening and how did I type in the wrong address.....Oh....I didn't..........Kewl!

I thought I typed in the wrong address at first, too :toothy

LaughingStockStables
11-06-2009, 01:20 PM
I like it. It looks really good.

ktbussey
11-06-2009, 01:22 PM
Looks great! I didn't even know Blab HAD a front page! LOL

Touchstone
11-06-2009, 01:33 PM
I thought I typed in the wrong address at first, too :toothy

Ditto - am getting used to it! Jane

delacroix3721
11-06-2009, 01:41 PM
oh, wow! very slick and professional, i like it! :hearts

Kathe
11-06-2009, 01:45 PM
I really like it, too! :thumbsup

Tifns
11-06-2009, 02:22 PM
I like it! It looks all professinal!! :yay

froghollow
11-06-2009, 02:44 PM
Good stuff!

WileyT
11-06-2009, 03:01 PM
oh, wow! very slick and professional, i like it! :hearts

:yeahthat Liz did a GREAT job on it!

Uptonia
11-06-2009, 03:05 PM
I think Blab's new homepage is going over a lot better than COTH's new forum design right about now :laff

blackdragonhorses
11-06-2009, 03:18 PM
Looks terrific! I really like it!

Western_4_ever
11-06-2009, 03:21 PM
wait...they both look the same...:randommil

ponypainter19
11-06-2009, 04:39 PM
It's certainly......blue... isn't it?!?

It scared me at first....thought I had a bug...but then I realized where I was and all is ok now.

I like it. Good job! :thumbsup

Eowin
11-06-2009, 06:17 PM
Very nice!

If you are getting the same page as the old one, clear out your internet history so it will load the new one.

Stacy
11-06-2009, 06:28 PM
Looks great Mary! Nice to see things change every now and again :)

Mary
11-06-2009, 09:04 PM
I think Blab's new homepage is going over a lot better than COTH's new forum design right about now :laff

Oh you're right it's back ... holy moly, I was expecting some kind of improved look, that is AWFUL. And that's being kind. I can't believe they ditched what they had, which was nice enough, for THAT. Liz COTH needs you - really badly. :eek OK this is thread drift from Blab's new front page, we should shred COTH over in Real Equine I guess.
:yikes



I must say Blab's front page looks much better than that (http://www.chronofhorse.com/article_landing/news). (They just upgraded ... wish I had a screen print of the previous version for those who hadn't seen it.) Glad we had the designer we did. :yes :tiphat

(p.s. They use the same forum software as Blab, but they have not upgraded in a long long time. I think they are nearly 2 years behind, and dropping further back as the forum software continues to upgrade. I've been keeping Blab current or very close to it.)

TheLuckDragon
11-06-2009, 10:09 PM
New page is awesome! Great work! :one

bronzino
11-06-2009, 10:36 PM
Oh you're right it's back ... holy moly, I was expecting some kind of improved look, that is AWFUL. And that's being kind. I can't believe they ditched what they had, which was nice enough, for THAT. Liz COTH needs you - really badly. :eek

I looked at it and went - "well it's not that bad." And then I noticed the banners floating in outer space at the top, like invading martians who started to second-guess themselves, the fact that the ads now take up over 1/3 of the page on the right, and the total color incongruity between the post forms (lilac) and the rest of the site (green), the hard-to-read, too-large drop-down menus in ALLCAPS.

No, not my thing.

The ribbon-wrap graphics are nice?

elfling
11-07-2009, 09:30 AM
OH! That's fantastic! I like it much better than the old one.

Shinypony
11-07-2009, 10:25 PM
Nice, very, very nice!

Intothesunstudio
11-09-2009, 01:25 PM
Looks nice! I see two of my babies in the pictures!

bronzino
11-09-2009, 08:26 PM
Yup and I have a stockhold of lots of other photos as well. I would have put more in, but with two animations going, I was getting concerned that the page wouldn't load quickly. If our new software upgrade doesn't come packaged with a new front page style that we like, I can work on swapping out the animations every so often, so people will see different horses at different times of the year. :)

Ghost_Wolf_Ranch
11-09-2009, 10:59 PM
Looks good! :thumbsup

Which lovely china is this, though?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v434/ghost_wolf_ranch/unknownchinahorse.png

:3drool

Fluke
11-10-2009, 12:11 AM
It scared me at first....thought I had a bug...but then I realized where I was and all is ok now.


Caught me off guard too and had to double check that it WAS the blab I wanted. It's very pretty! Great job to the designer ^_^

Attaway1
11-10-2009, 08:07 PM
So many of those horses have beautiful paint jobs and now they are all in shades of blue.........boring.
Melissa JP

Erin
11-10-2009, 08:14 PM
So, when does the rest of Blab get a makeover to match? Soon? Pretty please?

(tee hee)

Mary
11-10-2009, 09:29 PM
So, when does the rest of Blab get a makeover to match? Soon? Pretty please?

(tee hee)

Keep an eye on my Blab blog. (http://www.modelhorseblab.com/forums/blog.php?b=358) The part of my blog that is about Blab. That is all I can say for now. :wink :grin

Right now the "techie stuff" is where to find hints of the direction of future Blab. :)

lazyshamrock
11-12-2009, 07:25 PM
Is there a way to add a login link from the front page? Please?

Mary
11-13-2009, 01:57 AM
Is there a way to add a login link from the front page? Please?

Good idea! When I get a chance I'll look into this. I'm sure it's do-able. :puter