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    Default The Future of Firehouse.com

    Below is a glimpse at the future of Firehouse.com



    Some items to note with this redesign, coming later this year:

    - Faster loading, dynamically served content
    - The 'tabs' above the main headlines will swap out the center content, offering faster access to the site's most popular features right from the top 'console' of the home page
    - The daily hot shot will be a thing of the past, now enhanced with a larger photo, which will rotate between the five most recent PhotoStories added, or photos from breaking top stories. You'll be able to scroll through the photos, just like you might find on AOL or ESPN's front pages.
    - New integrated login features

    And much more.

    Overall this new redesign will greatly improve the load speed and ease of navigation of Firehouse.com. It will start with the front page and evolve to all interior pages within a few months. Our e-newsletters and other features will also be impacted.

    Thanks again for making Firehouse.com the most popular destination for firefighters anywhere.

    Feel free to submit your comments, or things you'd like to see -- design wise, content, anything -- in the future on Firehouse.com.

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    Chris Hebert
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    Looks GREAT WT......... Keep up the good work!!

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    Default Hey WT.............

    Could you please prioritize the "MOST" important stories
    looks great ........cant wait to see it "live"....
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    Bring back the fire ticker on the home page?

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    Sorry...but the fire ticker is on the news page....

    http://www.firehousenews.com

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    Thumbs up Thanks Neighbor.......................

    Not a bad job for a bunch from Pee Gee. What was the Virginia Slims Commercial line? "You've come a long way, Baby". And indeed you have. Looks good, and, I'm sure, It'll get better. My only "dislike", if I may, is with the Links section, specifically looking up a Company that is far down the Alphabet. I just don't think every page needs to repeat the list of "Newbies" in that State. Thanks again Dave and Co., See you all at Branchville.
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    Looks great! FH.com is like a fine wine... improving with age... now if only some of the people who post here could do the same!
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    Great job WebTeam. I like the new look. You guys do an incredible job with this site and for those who take the time to utilize all that is available, there is a wealth of information here. It certainly is helping me in my pursuit of my degree.

    Keep up the good work.

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    Looks good
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    Looks good from this side of the water. Keep up the great work.
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    Looks good...still would like to see the newer version of vBulletin for the forums though
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    looks good, great job WT
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    Kudos to the WebTeam! Site is a real nice source of information. The redesign is a welcomed improvement. I agree with FORTff - I would like to see the ticker restored to the homepage.

    There is one feature I find a little querky, could be where I work, (firewalls, etc.) when I log in the Members->My start page, which automatically logs me in, then I'll go to the forums and either 'reply' start a 'new thread'. For whatever reason it take me back to the login page. At that point I have to either have to log out or log in again.

    Again, could be the setup here are work.

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    Looks like a much cleaner interface... appears to be easier to find what you're looking for.

    Very sharp. I'm impressed.
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    Nice, new sleek design, not as bulky, I hope that it really does load faster, that'll be great.
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    It looks great I can't wait until it's up and running.

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    I agree. Can't wait for the New site to be up and running. It Looks awesome. Keep up the great work WT.

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    Anything faster for us 56k noobs will be great

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    I like it very much. Not all cluttered up with ads and crap. very clean looking. Keep up the good work!!!

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    Looks Great! Thanks Webteam.

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    Sounds great,I hope that it is faster if your back in the woods (like me) 28.8 takes a long time
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    Looks great, I just hope that the Ad1.firehousezone.com server crap loads just as fast...
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    Sure; now that I finally figured out how to navigate your site, you change it up on me!
    I have become quite the gourmet cook waiting for the page to load.
    Gonna have to cook in the microwave from the sounds of things.
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    Between the changes and my getting DSL, I should be smokin' hot.
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    An astounding 70% of our audience is using high speed connections (cable modem or faster), so stay tuned for more exciting features. We think everyone will enjoy the live slideshow and bigger photo on the home page, among the other features.

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    CR.....ditch the DSL and go cable baby !
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