Does this re-design make us look fat?

UPDATE: Due to technical difficulties surrounding “Comments” on the new design, I’ve re-verted back to our original format. If you missed it, sorry! Guess it’s true what they say … if it ain’t broke…!

Hey everybody, Paul here.

As Aron can tell you, I love our usual site design, but I’m pretty anal about things, so certain aspects of it have always bugged me, the most being that the stories aren’t broken up – you have to look for the large text headings to know when the next story begins.  I find myself wanting to post a picture with every story just to make sure no one misses the beginning of the article.  I mean, I know other blogs do that too, but we’re supposed to be the awesomest awesome that ever awesomed!

I’ve been scouring the internet trying to find a theme that I liked (until I am smart enough to figure out how to create one myself – is there a WordPress Themes for Dummies anywhere?), and I think I really like the design you see right now.  I think we’re going to give it a shot for a coupla days, so let us know what you think!  Do you like this one better?  The original one?

A couple of cool things about this theme –

  • If you’re looking for categories (which we used to have on the top of our page), click the little button on the bottom left.  You’ll be able to choose a category (should you so choose), or even change the background (which I think is pretty nifty).
  • We’ll be toying with the theme all weekend to figure out things like our site banners and do some other testing, so keep an eye out for those changes and let your voice be heard!

7 comments on “Does this re-design make us look fat?Add yours →

  1. Never stray from high contrast.

    White text, black background like usual is perfect. Don’t mess with perfect.

  2. I know you weren’t saying permanent, I was just establishing a measure of scale of my displeasure. It isn’t a grumble grumble grumble I hate change. It was a “this gives me a headache. Navigate somewhere else.”

    The cable post with pictures defrays the mass of text, but I still dislike it. The text is too close to the images as well, though this only really matters when the images are dark colors like blue or black.

  3. Hey Joe – No one’s sayin’ permanent just yet – we’re just testing the waters to see what you guys think. If everyone thinks it’s not their fave and they prefer the original design (or an alternative design), we’ll switch back on Monday.

    Thanks guys for the honest feedback! And thanks Daniel for the ideas – we’ll definitely check those out!


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