New WSO Theme Coming? - First Preview and Opinions Requested from the Community

While we did discuss a potential new theme / look for WSO in this previous blog post of mine: //www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/rough-draft-of-potential-new-design-colors

...the overwhelming majority of you voted for a more muted grey background. With that in mind, my graphic designer came up with a simpler / cleaner layout with more grey, less blue, etc...below is the mockup.

Do you currently prefer the current look (A) or potential new look (B) below:

Thanks again for your feedback guys!
Patrick

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Comments (39)

Jul 26, 2013 - 5:20pm

I think B; the announcement heading could be useful, and the sparse use of blue throughout will make it easier to know where "action" items are.

Any way that you could attach the picture so we can click on it and see a big version?

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Jul 26, 2013 - 6:30pm

As a side note, I think there is an issue with your search function.

After inputting a term into the search box, I decided to filter by year.

Doing so opened the option to choose a month. When I tried to cancel the filter, the search function changed my term to "SF" and gave me new results with the filter still applied.

Jul 26, 2013 - 7:18pm

nyboarder:

As a side note, I think there is an issue with your search function.

After inputting a term into the search box, I decided to filter by year.

Doing so opened the option to choose a month. When I tried to cancel the filter, the search function changed my term to "SF" and gave me new results with the filter still applied.

yes, that's a known issue we are trying to fix asap...thanks

Jul 28, 2013 - 4:05pm

B is for beautiful. Yes, I am hungover. Really though, great work Pat!

"You stop being an asshole when it sucks to be you." -IlliniProgrammer "Your grammar made me wish I'd been aborted." -happypantsmcgee
Jul 30, 2013 - 6:10pm

Cool cool, one other question: why when I click "new" or "active" under, say, the Forum Topics box at the top right of the sidebar does it take me to a new page? Used to be that I could click those and it would stay on the same page, just switch the box

"You stop being an asshole when it sucks to be you." -IlliniProgrammer "Your grammar made me wish I'd been aborted." -happypantsmcgee
Jul 31, 2013 - 5:32pm

If this is the new theme... fuck yea

"You stop being an asshole when it sucks to be you." -IlliniProgrammer "Your grammar made me wish I'd been aborted." -happypantsmcgee
Jul 31, 2013 - 5:37pm

D M:

If this is the new theme... fuck yea

Yeah this actually looks a lot better than I anticipated

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Jul 31, 2013 - 5:56pm

Looks great! Amazing how much this site has changed recently.

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Aug 2, 2013 - 11:57am

One other glitch:

When I move my mouse over the monkey icon, the drop down menu appears - however, when I move my mouse over the menu to select something, it disappears.

I've noticed that this only happens on the homepage, not when you're in a thread.

Aug 2, 2013 - 1:34pm

It happens to me everywhere on the site. If I keep my mouse hovered over the link for an extra half second to a second, I can continue using the menu

"You stop being an asshole when it sucks to be you." -IlliniProgrammer "Your grammar made me wish I'd been aborted." -happypantsmcgee
Aug 2, 2013 - 1:09pm

Loving it. I assume the buttons at the top will also soon lose their iOS6-ish glare and be replaced with a flatter theme to fit the rest of the site?

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Aug 2, 2013 - 1:33pm

That has been hotly debated :-)...when we looked at them flat, they matched better but then were very bland and looked "unfinished"...open to suggestions on how to make sure they still "pop" with a flatter look?

darker grey getting pushed across later today that helps the white sections stand out better and will create less glare to those with bright screens, but not sure if we'll be changing the tiles anytime soon.

Aug 3, 2013 - 12:16am

WallStreetOasis.com:

We now have a slightly darker grey and more textured background to provide more contrast to those of you that keep your computer on bright levels...any thoughts?

I like it. I think the enhanced contrast is an improvement

Aug 3, 2013 - 2:41am

The slight change = much better

"You stop being an asshole when it sucks to be you." -IlliniProgrammer "Your grammar made me wish I'd been aborted." -happypantsmcgee
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