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.
Looking good, congrat's. Hopefully the Calendar, be on the left bar, not be hidden under the "more" section.
Unfortunately it will not--until/unless we radically change the calendar setup and try to drive more traffic to it. It gets so little usage that it doesn't warrant being part of the "main navigation" at this point.