This has been a long time coming, but I'm happy to announce that next week we'll be launching a redesigned Flatpicker Hangout.
You can see and use the new site right now at dev.flatpickerhangout.com.
The new site is much more powerful and flexible when it comes to mobile devices, which is very important in today's world.
Apart from this mobile responsiveness the new site is functionally very similar to the live site, although it's been given a facelift. Behind the scenes, though, this is a big change which lays the groundwork for powerful new features to come. Once the new site launches, we'll start launching lots of new features including member tagging in posts, real-time PM chatting, easier uploads and the use of secure SSL throughout the site.
Try the new site out and let me know what you think! It's a work in progress, and we're still fine-tuning it... but the plan is to take the new design live tomorrow or the next day. The new site is using the exact same data as the live site, so you can use the new site right now to post on the forum, browse classifieds, etc, and your changes will be reflected across both versions of the site.
If you come across any issues on the new site, or just want to comment on it, please post below. Like I said, we're shooting to take it live by Wednesday, Sept 13.
Nice. I spent the morning to get to know the new BanjoHangOut, and now the new FlatpickerHangout just seems to be what I expect.
I have had some comments on BHO and I hope I, or other people, have to repeat them here
'1956 Gibson J-45' 10 hrs
'Don't like the new hangouts' 20 days
'1956 Gibson J-50' 20 days
'New feature: member tagging!' 23 days
'The Wheel Hoss!' 24 days
'Back to Guitar' 28 days
'I'm Over You by Keith Whitley ' 35 days