kneejerk reaction to wordpress.org redesign

wow. Matt looked at the fugly logo of doom and thought: hmm, bold underlined dark blue is a really great look.

I have said it before. I will say it again. If it is bold it does not need to be underlined. If it is underlined it does not need to be bold. We are not so dim that we need three visual cues — colour, weight and underlining — to tell us something is a link. Two are sufficient.

[clicks on ‘support’ link]

Jesus Christ what has happened to the forum? Is that PINK?!? Is that Antarctic expanse of white on the left meant to be filled with ads and/or useful content when the site is finished, or is it just, you know, an Antarctic expanse of white? I love whitespace, but not quite that much.

And the forum links only work the second time you click on them; first time you get a 404. Always. Ah well, launching a site redesign on the same day as a new release was always going to work better on a theoretical level than a practical one.

1 Comment »

  1. Actually, I rather like the simplicity of the new logo. It’s a graphic, it doesn’t matter wether it’s bold or underlined.

    Can’t disagree about the forum colour though. Pink? WTF!

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