Welcome to the new ASF!
Despite first appearances, the site has not changed dramatically. Many of the changes you see are cosmetic and the basic functionality of ASF has remained the same. No features have been lost.
Okay, so what has changed?
Well the biggest change is probably the introduction of tabs. Towards the top of each page you will see a row of tabs: 'Home', 'Forums', 'Blogs', 'Shop', 'Chat', 'Competition' and 'Seminars'. Clicking on any of these tabs will take you directly to the main areas of ASF. The tab you click on will then be highlighted so you can easily see where you are. It is hoped that these tabs will become the primary way of navigating around ASF. For those who preferred the 'Forum Jump' menu as a way of jumping from one forum to another, it has been retained and is in the same spot.
There is also now a search box on every page for those who find it more convenient than the drop down search box. This is in approximately the same spot as the 'Stock Quote' box used to be. So where's the 'Stock Quote' box I hear you ask? It's now on the front page, just above the 'Market Summary'.
If you encounter any glitches or issues with the new design please let me know about it in this thread. Any positive or negative feedback is also appreciated as it is possible for the design to be refined and tweaked should I get a lot of feedback about any particular aspect of it.
But please, give yourself some time to get used to the new design. Take it slow and if you have any questions, please ask.