Blue Banner

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#1
Am I the only one that finds the new banner to be awfuly bright?

I actually really liked the nebula one that looked like the new iOS7 wallpaper.
 

Europa

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#3
I was just mentioning the brightness to Kevin this morning. I prefer the nebula as well. It's kinda my fault since I was the one who asked Chris to fix the portrait mode landing zone around the alerts button. He ended up changing the banner itself while trying to fix the problem.
 

Kadelic

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#4
I was just getting a headache from that blue and thought about starting a thread. Thankfully like minds already have one going. I don't see why we can't just stick to the tried and true, but not everyone is a fan of magenta, and change is inevitable and healthy at times. Maybe something a a little closer to a royal? :)
 

Zanthe

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#6
Thankfully the blue banner is gone.

Chris is restless. #tweakmaster
 

chris

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#7
It was a misstep as I was looking for consistency with the new look of the site. (Here comes the part where I pitch the new site) Have you seen the new site?
 

Zanthe

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#8
New site. No offense but...

:(
 

chris

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#10
New site. No offense but...

:(
Fair enough. Did you like the previous site? Anything in particular that you don't like? This is the feedback section and it's always appreciated.
 

Zanthe

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I liked the last rendition. The nebula idea.

Clearly the bright blue was too bight.

this new idea just seems a little plain.

Hey, whatever you do is really fine Chris. You always do a great job with the site.
 

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#12
I'm always trying to design the site, so the design itself gets out of the way. No heavy graphics and of course zero ads. No incredibly intrusive sidebars.

I did take your comments and modify the homepage. Have you seen it? It's built on a new updated platform. To my eyes, it looks lighter, fresher and current. I felt the last iteration was admittedly a bit boring.

On both the forum and blog, there are new frameworks. I guess that was my impetus to give it a fresh coat of paint.

Always tweaking...

And I agree with everyone on the blue. Temporary lapse of judgment. I'm sure it won't be the last.
 

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#13
I was just getting a headache from that blue and thought about starting a thread. Thankfully like minds already have one going. I don't see why we can't just stick to the tried and true, but not everyone is a fan of magenta, and change is inevitable and healthy at times. Maybe something a a little closer to a royal? :)
Says the guy with this avatar.:LOL:
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#14
I like the new white and grey banner. It looks really good on mobile. I haven't had a chance to check it on my Mac yet.