A kinder, softer SP Community

I think it’s really great, a long-needed update to the site aesthetic and it works really well. Is there any way you could perhaps animate the butterfly, maybe have it fly off to one side as I scroll the page up?

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Thanks, Jim. I’ll pass that on - to the powers that bee! :honeybee:

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We here at Sitepoint have been pushing for a more inclusive workforce. We believe dictating this work to someone with more experience really is not inclusive to those with lesser web development activity.

We handle the work round-robin: sometimes you get a developer, sometimes you don’t :slight_smile: .

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It always takes me a while to wake up in the morning, but the burn of the pink in this theme really helps give me that much needed boost. Thanks, SitePoint :+1:

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I realized what the problem is here. The butterflies don’t fly around. Can somebody throw in some JavaScript so that all the butterflies flutter around the page?

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I think random fluttering might be a bit distracting, but I really like @droopsnoot’s suggestion of having them fly off to the side on scroll. I think that would be a real improvement.

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I’m not sure. I’ve heard bad things about butterflies flapping their wings :shifty:

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That’s only if they’re in the rain forest, and since the rain forest is fading away… :shifty:

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That would be “Chaos Theory” or “The Butterfly Effect”.

Watch the The Butterfly Effect movie trilogy for a thrilling example of the effect.

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I did watch the first one. Great movie. Haven’t seen the other two. Would you recommend them?

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They are worth a watch.

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But if he watches them, won’t it change his life and possibly change our future as a whole? I am not sure if we can put up with more Chaos right now.

I mean, he watches them and then decides that he needs to make a change and leaves the Sitepoint forums. Which causes others to think that perhaps he left because of the pink and butterflies and not for “legitimate” reasons. Then they try to step in to fill the void he left in the community only to help someone with a question that leads to AI which then grows into Skynet and thus sees us as just a bunch of pink and butterfly loving hippies and decides to kill us all.

Do we want this?

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Sadly, the butterflies have all flown now. Whether chaos ensues remains to be seen.

I will miss them, but I have to admit that design was rather dated - very much yesterday’s theme … shifty_suspect

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The butterfly effect is one of those movies you watch and changes your perspective of reality. It’s like a horror movie but not really a horror movie. If you want something more recent with a similar effect watch devs on Hulu. I binged watch devs and had crazy weird dreams for days.

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The thing is, Chaos Theory/The Butterfly Effect is a very real thing. One small decision/change can alter things for generation to come.

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What happened to the new design?

The butterfly effect

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See post #1 in this thread :slight_smile:

So do I - and at least we still have that. smile (It was our original inspiration for the more comprehensive “redesign”. lol)

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Based on the title I thought this discussion would be about softer (kinder) behavior but I see it is about a softer appearance.