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I like this a lot. Here's my quick feedback CC At the core of 3d, we work with raw polygons, everything seems too round, logo (I slightly prefer the original here), ask button etc The header seems a ...
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Blender site design ideas - input welcome!

I have no idea how this design process thing works, so I'll just blurt out stuff until the ball gets rolling :) This site is all about Blender, so it seems logical to me that the site would in some ...
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UPDATED (December 24) Blender site design

STATUS UPDATE [12/17/15] Hello everyone. This is Courtny again. I wanted to provide a quick update on status. Overall, the community has some excellent feedback that I believe will make the design ...
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UPDATED (December 24) Blender site design

I'm so happy this moment is finally here! Having already expressed my initial enthusiasm for the design, I'll jump straight to the nit-picking ;) My 2¢ Header imagery I agree with iKlsR's comment ...
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Can haz "render of the week"?

I've always been against a "image header" contest. I still think it would not work. This is a Q and A site, period. Adding an art contest deviates from our core mission, which is to be the best ...
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Blender SE's updated site theme is ready for testing!

The new logo looks like it has been saved to SVG in Adobe Illustrator without enough decimal places. The default number of decimal places is 1, but a minimum of 3 is probably needed to represent the ...
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UPDATED (December 24) Blender site design

I really like what you guys have come up with, it looks really great! I think this theme represents the community and the program very well. I like the polygonal backgrounds for the headers and ...
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UPDATED (December 24) Blender site design

I waited a bit till my opinion settles a little, so here are my feelings: the design won't offend, but also won't enthuse. It's very basic like other SE sites. But other SE sites have something ...
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UPDATED (December 24) Blender site design

My thoughts The header and footer are great! Good colors in the pattern. (I do agree with GiantCowFilms' thoughts in the pattern edges.) I'm very curious to see what the mock up for the meta looks ...
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UPDATED (December 24) Blender site design

I'm not one to mince words, so I am being blunt with my criticisms. I think the designers did an excellent job on this and I am just nit picking. The polygon background seems to fade off on the sides:...
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Low contrast wordmark in chat transcripts

I would add that this same issue is visible on the site chat page: http://chat.stackexchange.com/?host=blender.stackexchange.com (oddly none of the other chat pages are styled with the new blender ...
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UPDATED (December 24) Blender site design

Since I think the site logo as it stands is very close to the Blender logo, and doesn't really convey the Stack Exchange aspect, I took a shot at making something to more effectively communicate both ...
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Blender SE's updated site theme is ready for testing!

This is probably status by design, but I'll bring it up for thought. The "Ask Question" button is now missing on the users page, user pages, tags page, tag pages, all of the review pages (including ...
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Can haz "render of the week"?

Not just a render showcase, but a BSE-related render showcase Candidate renders should ideally have originated from a Blender session started to research or to record a screencast for an answer. The ...
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UPDATED (December 24) Blender site design

Nice job! Overall, I like it. I think I mostly agree with everyone. I've already expressed that in a few comments. The logo I quite like the logo idea, but it's just too rounded. As some others ...
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Low contrast wordmark in chat transcripts

Sorry, I forgot to check and fix that part in the excitement of the launch :) The logo has a darker background now in those places.
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Featured image contest revisited

Downvote if you don't agree, else upvote! Assuming we get this feature, why not vote on 1 particular facet of the proposal. namely: Besides votes for the Artwork, do we also demand a minimum ...
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Blender site design ideas - input welcome!

Blue Polygon Background [Copied From Here] This is a specific idea for the background (I also changed the font to Open Sans) that helps start the look of the site. I used the http://chemistry....
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Low contrast wordmark in chat transcripts

This also occurs in any of the B.SE chat rooms. For example, part of the conversation with Mike Pan today: (Don't hate on Mike, he realized his mistake soon after :P) You can barely see the "Blender ...
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UPDATED (December 24) Blender site design

With respect to the word mark, I don't have any particular preference for any of those suggested, and have the same problem with all of them: I think the label should specify that the word mark is for ...
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Blender SE's updated site theme is ready for testing!

Is it intended that you have to go through the help center to find the badges page? I wanted to check on one of the badges, and could not remember how to get there (shows how often that page is used)....
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Blender SE's updated site theme is ready for testing!

On my user page when there is a blue number box showing the count since last click, the underline for that tab disappears. (no that number is not edited.) My browser and OS: Same setup as always, ...
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UPDATED (December 24) Blender site design

I just thought about a logo variation, quickly sketched in two slightly different styles, here, if this can help somehow: added another,
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Does the community have any say over the design?

Yes. There is a discussion post gathering community feedback for the general direction of the design. When the design has been drafted, it will be pitched to the community for review. Here is an ...
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