I hate to be "that guy" but here goes anyway.

Is anyone else around here kind of turned off by the new look and feel?  I mean, don't get me wrong - I'm finding little functional changes here and there that I really like.  I think it only makes sense that there is an integration between this site and C. B. Gitty since both of the sites have become so comprehensive in their respective areas.  I like the idea that a newbie can stumble across this site and that C. B. Gitty is only a click away.  It reduces some of the leg work for someone who decides he or she wants to get started.

I also like how the photos that everyone uploads now has a running slide show on the home page of the site.  Looking at the photos is one of the main reasons I come here as I can see what everyone else is doing.  Everyone keeps reminding me through their work that there are so many things that I haven't thought of and I continue to be inspired by everyone's ingenuity.

But the visual theme of this site is sort of a downer.  It looks flat and 2-D-ish.  It seems impersonal; like Tron had gotten hold of the site and redesigned everything.

What does everyone else think?  Just me?

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I like the burnt wood idea HipBone - Good theme.

Generally the simplification has gone well, the site is easier to use - all good. But the header does nothing me me either. I thought it was just because it had changed, but now Iv got used to it, I still dont like it. No need to change it though. You cant please everyone.

One thing I really dont like though is the liberal use of brown. Brown should be reserved naff 70s cars like the Austin Maxi, and waiting room chairs. Nothing else.

Oh aye..that brown and cream with a touch of orange...pure early 1970's... the British Leyland cars...Allegro, Princess, Ital, trendy vinyl wallpaper, dodgy bookies, mullet haircuts...the memories are all flooding back...no wonder we had punk music soon after...

Roosterman said:

I like the burnt wood idea HipBone - Good theme.

Generally the simplification has gone well, the site is easier to use - all good. But the header does nothing me me either. I thought it was just because it had changed, but now Iv got used to it, I still dont like it. No need to change it though. You cant please everyone.

One thing I really dont like though is the liberal use of brown. Brown should be reserved naff 70s cars like the Austin Maxi, and waiting room chairs. Nothing else.

Ok did i miss something here? When did shane step aside?

John

John Clow,

A few days ago last week.He turned over the reins to Ben ( C.B. Gitty). Needed to get his personal life sorted. There was a thread around here from Shane explaining his decision and his handover to Ben, but I don't see it anymore.

Oily
Unfortunately, Shane's blog post about the transition was removed when Shane deleted his account and all of his content several days ago. I will be making a new post soon to talk about that and his decision to leave the Nation.

Left the Nation... gee....  

 

On happier note---‎***Did anybody here about the dyslexic atheist who didn't believe in dog***

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