I am extremely disappointed that:
that feedback was largely ignored
that request to open new and properly visible thread for design discussion was ignored
that it wasn't made clear that decision is made and no further discussion will happen (everything I thought through for it went down the drain)
that this is exact repeat of situation with first design, ...
We will update the look to match the new design of Wordpress
Newer model of printing press in header?.. :)
Seriously though thanks, and most looking forward to new profiles.
On design refresh
Ehm... Uhm... NOPE.
I get that it's a quick take on, but let's-abuse-WP-letters-into-logo/brand is horribly beaten track in our industry. Also capital P (WordPress)...
Design and branding for the WordPress niche
This discussion keeps dodging having the one clear thread for specific discussion of WPSE design.
While the current Q only asks for "bug reports" and this isn't one... I don't have a better place, so here it goes. This is something I wanted to be read before new design was launched. Or even better — before it was ...
Thank you for listening to feedback and working with us to iterate on it.
My feedback on this version.
Much better fit (or rather not-wordpress-com anymore, which was main issue :)
I think shade of header is a little too dark. WP org doesn't have toolbar on top like SE, it blends with it (needs divider line?). I think Tom had used a lighter shade ...
As far as I can see the only feedback that's been taken into account is the lowercase p in Wordpress becoming WordPress. Instead we have a design modelled after WordPress.com
But not to worry, I have solutions!
First, lets get rid of that unnecessary circular logo:
The favicon can now be the capital W seen in the header above, similar to the ...
Let me start off by saying that a design refresh was necessary as well as that the new profile looks nice at the first glance.
On the other side I see multiple issues that have already been addressed in the other post: UPDATE: A design update is coming! quite some time before.
The two major ones being:
One of the big issues here at WPSE is to explain ...
I really like this graphic, but it has a WP logo in it, and we do not have permission to use that logo:
We had this issue in the previous redesign with a W logo in a circle. Acquiring permission is non-trivial, usually takes years, and is rarely granted.
While it isn't a part of the logo, it's not something we need deal with. Instead a &...
As said on the announcement thread: »on the color topic, blue really isn't related to WordPress' color scheme, if anything it should be some anthracite with grey tones and white«. Unfortunately now the site is blue, which is really just utterly wrong. I'm sorry to say it again, but that isn't WordPress' color scheme - at all.
On the other hand the design ...
There are some major issues with the current redesign:
We should swap the WP icon for a capital W, we can't use the standard WordPress logo as Stack Exchange is a for profit business, but we can approximate, I'm seeking clarification
The word mark being used has a lower-case p, it's WordPress not Wordpress
The foundation trademark page suggests that if the ...
As a personal opinion the newspaper aesthetics are a underwhelming fit not just now, but were even back when it was just made.
Unfortunately design isn't something that is (or can be) part of community driven SE processes. In the end there needs to be a professional designer, doing this work, getting paid for it by SE, and balancing it against all of the ...
Thanks a lot for the work on the new design with focus on speed and clarity. Thanks again for sharing and iterate with us.
I see no benefits with this new logo.
WPSE is not a WordPress project and I think, it is important to see that fast and clear. The community here is string and his name is WPSE. The common ground in my feeling is only the W in the ...
I like our logo. It's plain and simple, no schnickschnack.
Besides, how would something look that is more related to WordPress? The original WP logo is a trademark of the WordPress foundation, we can't get too close to that.
Another point is: It was always important for us regulars to avoid the impression that we are close to the WordPress organization. ...
Well, this is a new design. You can review the relevant history at design tag.
I would subjectively summarize situation as following — stack designs are guided more by availability, work, and vision of SE employees. It is relatively less community–driven item, than other aspects of SE network.
There is no clear workflow for community to request and/or ...
I'm a senior product designer here at Stack Overflow. Thanks for reporting the issue. Another website reported a similar issue a couple weeks ago and I pushed a fix for this that appears to have corrected this issue as well. Huzzah!
The issue was related to the width of the search bar being too wide.
I saw that this happens in other sites of the network and opened a ticket at the main Meta: Network wide padding issues in the sidebar.
Forwarding the answer that just been posted by one of the developers:
This will be fixed in the next build, > rev 2013.5.20.1020.
I am not a professional and famous visual designer but I do think the logo here seems undeveloped, dull, boring per the site's spirit. I mean, besides the term "WordPress" it seems to me unrelated to the Wordpress community..
This is actually intentional. When we got the first revision of our current design, it was spelt Wordpress and followed the ...
Review Tasks aren't displayed correctly on mobile.
This is all mobile related, when you go to /review it's ok, but then when you go into a task, let's say First Post, it seems you get the desktop version instead, looking weird.
In general, I like the new design, good job guys!
I welcome the update. The old design was ok, but feels a little forced. I love classic typography, but something a little more modern feels appropriate now that a lot of WP sites don't really have that old style horizontal navigation any longer.
The new design looks more usable, but I would stay with the monochrome scheme personally.