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This problem is even more apparent if you look at the colours used in the list of questions itself. Here are two questions on ELU: I've already visited "Irreponsible person" but I've yet to visit "why the use' much of which ' in the following sentence is incorrect?" My normal routine is to copy the title of the question I know I've last visited, refresh ...


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One possibility: Make the page look a bit like an illuminated manuscript. An "illumination" illustration in the side bars in some kind of low-contrast, light-on-light pattern could coordinate with a more elaborate, potentially more highly-colored illumination in the top bar. Illuminated manuscripts aren't specifically English, so perhaps we could especially ...


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I think rich banners make the new theme work much better visually. Have a look at the following: Personal Finance & Money Movies & TV Photography These seem to fit in much better with the new theme than our much-adored but now overstretched text-and-tape. In contrast, look at the following text-dominated beta sites - they look clinical and ...


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Thank you for the alert. I've been focusing on other things and completely missed the original announcement. I enjoyed our quirky corner of Stack Exchange while it lasted. The new theme seems to work for some sites, but I'm still not used to it on EL&U and put it off for as long as I could. I used to look for gems in the rough; now the landscape itself ...


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Just so this post won't be bumped by Stack Exchange for the third and miserable time. I'll post an answer and accept it. We can't fix it if we don't know what y'all would consider an improvement. We could redesign it a dozen times and you still wouldn't be happy... but if y'all think of something you like, we can make a design that uses what you like and ...


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This blurb is already shown on most pages to new users who haven't dismissed it: It doesn't do any self-selection, though. It mostly annoys people who just want to read answers to existing questions (I encounter this all the time on other sites, for example). And for some of the people who are asking questions, it makes our site look very attractive, ...


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While using the left menu may be attractive, it's not applicable to all visitors to the site, only to those who want to ask a question. There is currently a huge box once the "Ask Question" button is clicked: I'm afraid I doubt that another similar panel in the left-hand space would be any more effective at stemming the tide of basic questions which should ...


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Too long to post as a comment on MariLou's comment. I was intrigued by the statement "297 watchers of SWR tag is a pitiful number, it just proves my point that tags on this and on ELL's site has a limited use", and I thought some further (very basic) research on the top tags at a selection of SE sites might be instructive. The first number is the number of ...


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Foundation: When you already have an identifiable 'image' identity, you want to either completely scrap it, or work off of the main familiar iconic elements. The main question/responses here are focused on "Have we done that?". My response is - no. This banner was pieced together, not designed. Design (at it's simplest base) is about function and ease of ...


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Unfortunately, the modern interface does not lend itself to images of delicacy, and ornate details. The layout is an asymmetrical container, the logo must be positioned to the left and the left navigator is the default when a visitor joins the site. The icons on the top bar (Yes, we know this cannot be changed…) are not placed in a symmetrical or ...


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