I really like the look and feel of http://meta.photo.stackexchange.com

It is so much more aesthetically appealing than that of https://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/

(which is basically just using the cookie-cutter- stackexchange design)

I propose that we upgrade graphicdesign.SE to have a better design/ layout.

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I think that we can do much better, and a competition would be nice to do as design proposal

  • +1 @Littlemad : I like the idea of having a design competition
    – bguiz
    Commented Mar 29, 2011 at 12:11
  • I would hope that the Graphic Design se site could do better... :-)
    – Farray
    Commented Apr 20, 2011 at 14:34

I doubt I'll ever do a dark theme on a main site. The Physics site had a dark design and it didn't go too well. I had to pull it after its launch. Meta.Photo was an exception because it was a meta site.

As for the design for this site, it's possible that we may launch its final theme before the site officially graduates. I think it'd help the site's growth since our main users are designers. The "Sketchy" beta theme was purposely designed to make the site look incomplete, but I can understand it may turn off potential new designer users.


ooh, please no white text on dark background. hard on the eyes.

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    actually it is easier to read because of the high contrast ;)
    – Littlemad
    Commented Mar 29, 2011 at 4:14
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    +1 @Littlemad : My personal preference is for light on dark too. @Lauren Even if we stick with dark on light, I'm sure we can come up with a much better design than the present one!
    – bguiz
    Commented Mar 29, 2011 at 12:10
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    high contrast aside, it should be off black and off white, the two extremes are far too much. The words can appear to "shake"
    – Dan Hanly
    Commented Apr 4, 2011 at 13:18
  • @Daniel - like red text on blue? Haha...
    – jlmakes
    Commented Apr 18, 2011 at 21:08
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    @Shango You're sick!!! ;)
    – Farray
    Commented Apr 20, 2011 at 14:35

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