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Topic: "New look for the site"
Date: 31st January 2006
Introduction: The original version of this site was designed over 5 years ago, and the design is, perhaps, a little dated. We have had a couple of excellent suggestions for how it might look. What do you think? No plans to change the functionality, only to update the design. What do you like (and dislike) about the current design? Which of the new designs do you prefer? What aspects of the 3 designs (current, New Style #1 and New Style #2 do you like best and least. We want your feedback!
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Posted by Waldo Dobbs (MsF) on 31st January 2006 at 17:45:39:
I prefer the current look to both of the proposed designs, but Style #1 is preferable to #2. I prefer utility and accessibility over style, which the current layout satisfies.

Good luck with whatever one you choose.
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Posted by six (MsF) on 31st January 2006 at 20:27:32:
both're unutterably hideous.
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Posted by Lisa (FsM) on 22nd September 2006 at 01:45:49:
You're unutterably hideous :)
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Posted by Purple (FsM) on 31st January 2006 at 22:28:09:
They're both a bit cheesy really. I prefer the current style...
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Posted by YorkshireTerrier (MsE) on 1st February 2006 at 20:43:36:
Oh come on... the current "fluffy" style is as cheesy as it gets. The new style 1 is actually quite good.
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Posted by Waldo Dobbs (MsF) on 2nd February 2006 at 22:59:44:
Even the cherubs at the bottom? Heroic art is and always was terrible to be honest </shameless generalisation>.

Oh, and the red isn't very easy on the eyes. The fluffy one is easier to read, especially for late night procrastinations.
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Posted by Antares (MsM) on 21st February 2006 at 20:22:33:
Proposal #1 has a retro-contemporary (!) thing going that's a nice idea, but the layout looks busy and undistinguished. (A bit like a drab tabloid.) Conversely, the 'panels' effect on most of the schemes in the current layout looks good and is easy to navigate.

Proposal #2 looks like it was designed by a 17th centurist who was fired from the concept board at Thai Airways.

For ease of viewing / contrast, both 'chocolate flavour' and 'rose pink' in the current format are neuron-friendly. The new secret mode is evil and foolproof (as far as it can be).

If it ain't broke, don't fix it!
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