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Many of you had concernshad concerns regarding the new design, so let's try to fix all these issues together and come with a better design for this community!

So first, let's list what we need to fix:

Color scheme

  • The design reflects more wordpress.com than wordpress.org
  • The site looks like se.drupal Q/A design

To avoid that we can:

  • update the blue in the header to a dark grey (the one from wordpress.org)
  • update other light blue grays to grays that match wordpress.org ones

Logo

  • remove the W: We can't remove the mark, it's a convention and it's used throughout the network (mobile app, hot network questions, profile...)
  • Update it to make it look a bit more like the wordpress.org one (color, shape)

Typography

Some people asked to update the typography but unfortunately we can't have a custom font on our network because it'd cause performances issues. All of our sites use default computer fonts (and if one don't, it'll be fixed ASAP).

New look

Header

For the active navigation item, I'm using the blue that wordpress.org uses for the "download" button in the header.

Nav active

Add the Japanese mascot Wapuu

We have a convention to use this kind of artwork in some special pages (404, error, captcha), so we can use it here. I don't think we can use it on the background as Wordpress lean toward a clean look.

404 page: regular Wapuu hanging on to wordpress

404

Catpcha page: robot Wapuu (because captcha is here to trap robot)

captcha

Error page: Wapuu with burning wordpress ("something wrong is going on")

error

Many of you had concerns regarding the new design, so let's try to fix all these issues together and come with a better design for this community!

So first, let's list what we need to fix:

Color scheme

  • The design reflects more wordpress.com than wordpress.org
  • The site looks like se.drupal Q/A design

To avoid that we can:

  • update the blue in the header to a dark grey (the one from wordpress.org)
  • update other light blue grays to grays that match wordpress.org ones

Logo

  • remove the W: We can't remove the mark, it's a convention and it's used throughout the network (mobile app, hot network questions, profile...)
  • Update it to make it look a bit more like the wordpress.org one (color, shape)

Typography

Some people asked to update the typography but unfortunately we can't have a custom font on our network because it'd cause performances issues. All of our sites use default computer fonts (and if one don't, it'll be fixed ASAP).

New look

Header

For the active navigation item, I'm using the blue that wordpress.org uses for the "download" button in the header.

Nav active

Add the Japanese mascot Wapuu

We have a convention to use this kind of artwork in some special pages (404, error, captcha), so we can use it here. I don't think we can use it on the background as Wordpress lean toward a clean look.

404 page: regular Wapuu hanging on to wordpress

404

Catpcha page: robot Wapuu (because captcha is here to trap robot)

captcha

Error page: Wapuu with burning wordpress ("something wrong is going on")

error

Many of you had concerns regarding the new design, so let's try to fix all these issues together and come with a better design for this community!

So first, let's list what we need to fix:

Color scheme

  • The design reflects more wordpress.com than wordpress.org
  • The site looks like se.drupal Q/A design

To avoid that we can:

  • update the blue in the header to a dark grey (the one from wordpress.org)
  • update other light blue grays to grays that match wordpress.org ones

Logo

  • remove the W: We can't remove the mark, it's a convention and it's used throughout the network (mobile app, hot network questions, profile...)
  • Update it to make it look a bit more like the wordpress.org one (color, shape)

Typography

Some people asked to update the typography but unfortunately we can't have a custom font on our network because it'd cause performances issues. All of our sites use default computer fonts (and if one don't, it'll be fixed ASAP).

New look

Header

For the active navigation item, I'm using the blue that wordpress.org uses for the "download" button in the header.

Nav active

Add the Japanese mascot Wapuu

We have a convention to use this kind of artwork in some special pages (404, error, captcha), so we can use it here. I don't think we can use it on the background as Wordpress lean toward a clean look.

404 page: regular Wapuu hanging on to wordpress

404

Catpcha page: robot Wapuu (because captcha is here to trap robot)

captcha

Error page: Wapuu with burning wordpress ("something wrong is going on")

error

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Fixing the new design

Many of you had concerns regarding the new design, so let's try to fix all these issues together and come with a better design for this community!

So first, let's list what we need to fix:

Color scheme

  • The design reflects more wordpress.com than wordpress.org
  • The site looks like se.drupal Q/A design

To avoid that we can:

  • update the blue in the header to a dark grey (the one from wordpress.org)
  • update other light blue grays to grays that match wordpress.org ones

Logo

  • remove the W: We can't remove the mark, it's a convention and it's used throughout the network (mobile app, hot network questions, profile...)
  • Update it to make it look a bit more like the wordpress.org one (color, shape)

Typography

Some people asked to update the typography but unfortunately we can't have a custom font on our network because it'd cause performances issues. All of our sites use default computer fonts (and if one don't, it'll be fixed ASAP).

New look

Header

For the active navigation item, I'm using the blue that wordpress.org uses for the "download" button in the header.

Nav active

Add the Japanese mascot Wapuu

We have a convention to use this kind of artwork in some special pages (404, error, captcha), so we can use it here. I don't think we can use it on the background as Wordpress lean toward a clean look.

404 page: regular Wapuu hanging on to wordpress

404

Catpcha page: robot Wapuu (because captcha is here to trap robot)

captcha

Error page: Wapuu with burning wordpress ("something wrong is going on")

error