Quoting Keith's topic:
The screenshot confused me at first until I realized it was the top and bottom of the page shown side by side and not a really really site layout! I asked on the forums if Widgets/sidebar would still be there since it isn't clear from the screenshot and she confirmed that they would indeed be in the new layout.Hi everyone, I just wanted to pop in and get some feedback from you on something we think is kind of awesome.
We're working with a company to give Subeta a fresh new design that gives us the opportunity to redesign a lot of the site from the ground up. A lot of features that will be getting entirely new exteriors include the wardrobe, forums, and a new dashboard page (replacing friend feed, suggestions).
Here is the link to the example. A few things to keep in mind:
1. This is an example layout. This has not been coded, or even moved toward that stage yet. We are still collecting feedback on the entire design, and still working on refining it before we move to that stage.
2. The dashboard will be the front page for all users. You can choose not to go there (and instead go to the news), but it will be the front page. I know this makes a lot of people nervous, but it's something we are doing in order to make the site more social.
3. This is going to replace all design elements across the entire site. This includes buttons, form elements, etc. This will create a unified look across the entire site, instead of the sort of hodgepodge of things we have right now.
4. I know I'm going to get a lot of "why work on this when you could work on the 500 things that are broken", but the site is fundamentally broken. It's hard to navigate for new (and even existing) users, it doesn't work in some browsers, there is no legitimate mobile version, half the themes do not work correctly. All of those problems (and more!) will be fixed when we roll this out.
Please let us know what you think, and thank you!
Keith mentioned in another post that the navigation links at the bottom of the page would be contextual so if you were doing a wizard quests they would change to show other quests you could do, which I think sounds pretty neat. I do not like all the new icons, I think they are poorly designed and not needed. However the screenshot is very blurry so it is hard to tell what exactly they look like.