(I know the front page is knackered!) As regulars will have noticed we've updated the site design - and broken the front page. 1) Thinner header with no banner ad in it. Reason: move content up the page. 2) Large square banner gone from the top right and moved down the page. Reason: same more or less - to reduce advertising 'above the fold' and give more priority to content. 3) Guests only: large welcome message and encouragement to register to remove two adverts that members don't see near the top of the page. Reason: encourage guests to register, replace some lost income through changes to what members see. 4) Fixed width page. A necessity to make the changes work without a mass of work that we don't have the resources to do. 5) Removal of underlined links replaced with prominent colour. Reason: cleaner, less ugly and easier to read. 6) Removal of Leaderboard banner at footer of thread pages, replaced with square ad in post. Reason: more effective advertising (note the only change in advertising that is not a reduction (for members)) 7) Removal of lumpy VBulletin standard borders on blocks, shadows on blocks and gradients for a cleaner more modern look and faster page 'rendering' on slower machines and mobiles. 8 Right column moved up: less wasted space and more prominence to right column content 9 Introduction of advertising free theme for a minimal subscription fee. Not quite complete and will be discussed in a separate thread To do: Remove of right column when looking at gallery images. Reason: messy and pointless There are probably more. This was an unusually slow and considered process and has been done after a few weeks of testing on ARRSE. Bug reports appreciated.