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I like the new site design. The colors and style are very modern and elegant and classy. You can’t go wrong with black, white and grays. I also like the way the topics are laid out in tables with borders around them, and the way the messages and replies are laid out.
The new site doesn’t look as warm and friendly and welcoming and Sierra-ish as the old site did.
I think that might only be the different font that you’re using. Arial Bold is what it looks like. It’s too blocky and lacking of warmth and personality. The font used on the old site (Comic Sans MS??) had more personality and style. It was more Sierra-ish, and I liked it better.
I agree – I liked the old font. The software behind this site is running about 25 other websites. EVERYONE was complaining that their website was ugly. Before, I was giving the webmaster a ton of power to control what their site looked like, but more people are not artists – and, you can give them all the power you want, and they’ll never produce anything that looks good. I decided that rather than allow each webmaster the ability to choose font styles, sizes, colors, etc, I would have a set of templates, in different “styles” and each webmaster can choose the one that represents their goals.
Unfortunately, I haven’t gotten around to doing the other templates yet. I meeting with an agency on Tuesday to have them do the templates. Expect I should have them within a month.
These comments, of course, are in my humble opinion.
P.S. Are some of the page sub-headings (for lack of a better description) supposed to look like they’ve been selected as text? If you look at your “Conversations” page, you should see what I mean. It also looks that way on the first page of the “Interaction Magazine” topic.
What you are seeing is my lame attempt to do colored text. I’m a business guy, and programmer – but, have no sense of estetics whatsoever. When I get some time I’ll try to make it prettier.
P.P.S. I have gotten the same messages for the last three days or more. Bug??
Do you mean the notification emails? If so, that shouldn’t be happening. I’ll look at the code. Someone else reported this, and I still can’t see how it can happen. Forward them to me if you still have them (
P.P.P.S. When I clicked the button to post this message (the first time), it showed up as a reply to Emily’s post #12678 even though I wrote it as a new topic message and not as a reply to anyone else’s. I deleted my first message and am trying to post it again. If it shows up as a reply to someone else’s again, I’m going to leave it that way. I thought you might want to know.
I’ll see if I can get it to do again. That’s new code with this release, so it’s very possible I have a bug there.