Yes, if find that too. I sometimes found the bright colours of the previous design a little hard on the eyes. This design is much gentler, and it’s easier to focus on the important content. Certainly a few styling bugs to iron out, but I’m really liking the new look.
Yes, we’ll be tightening it up over the next few days, but to get the forum relaunched alongside the SitePoint.com relaunch (technically before) has actually surprised us. I thought it might take an extra day or two.
Have you seen the new site yet? (It’s in the process of switching – will depend which CDN you get right now)
I’ve just seen it now, and it’s absolutely awesome! It really lifts SitePoint and the brand, IMHO. Well done, guys. As I said in a comment on the site, it makes it kind of feel like a cool place to be. (I didn’t think I’d ever say that about a design, as I tend to be indifferent to that sort of thing.)
Yeah, it may be the italics that is throwing me off (or the fact that it is still early morning for me and my eyes might not be fully adjusted yet). I’ll keep checking it throughout the day and may retract that one.
I like the general feel! The architecture is better IMO!
But I find it a bit too grayish… May be trying to inject in SP Blue to replace the darker gray shades? …
And then … Orange buttons instead of the blue ones?
On the website itself there’s a splash of color that breaks the monotony of grays! This is not the case here on the forums! For both I am not a big fan of having a gray logo?
Just saying! May be this is a temporary feel as I am missing the SP identity?!
Also the silverware icons should have a transparent background instead of white!