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As you can see the new design just went live. Which means this site has been officially launched! Congratulations! Thank you for your valuable design feedback.

We have also themed the twitter account and newsletter template for this site.

If you see any CSS/styling bugs, please start a new post and tag it with "design" and "bug."

Congrats on the launch and thank you for being an awesome community!

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    $\begingroup$ This happened so much more quickly than expected! The site looks great! $\endgroup$ – C_Z_ May 20 '15 at 20:09
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    $\begingroup$ Cool. And this happened realy, really fast. $\endgroup$ – Chris May 20 '15 at 20:12
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    $\begingroup$ Nooooo.... privileges.... why have you forsaken me? $\endgroup$ – Rover Eye May 20 '15 at 20:27
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    $\begingroup$ erhm... Loving the design. Thanks for the hard work! $\endgroup$ – Rover Eye May 20 '15 at 20:29
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    $\begingroup$ @RoverEye - side effect of graduation... same privileges are at higher reputation. Bonus: you get to go after them again ;) $\endgroup$ – Oded May 20 '15 at 20:32
  • $\begingroup$ Also see this related question and answers on the network meta, @RoverEye: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/139432/… $\endgroup$ – Oded May 20 '15 at 20:34
  • $\begingroup$ @Oded Yeah I knew this was coming, just wanted to interject a little bit of drama :) $\endgroup$ – Rover Eye May 20 '15 at 20:36
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    $\begingroup$ You've managed that - we now have an angst ridden designer, hugging himself in a dark corner. But the medics are on their way, @Rover $\endgroup$ – Oded May 20 '15 at 20:38
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    $\begingroup$ Wow, the graduation was really quick. Great job on the design. $\endgroup$ – fileunderwater May 20 '15 at 22:28
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    $\begingroup$ Thank you for changing the badge icon <3 $\endgroup$ – canadianer May 21 '15 at 0:09
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    $\begingroup$ That was super quick..... The chat still has the beta design. $\endgroup$ – WYSIWYG May 21 '15 at 8:36
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    $\begingroup$ It's astonishing to see both Bio and Chem graduate in quick succession. Like the Bio theme more, though. $\endgroup$ – Deer Hunter May 21 '15 at 9:02
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    $\begingroup$ Also the featured (bounty) label still is in bright blue, this is inconsistent with the current theme. $\endgroup$ – WYSIWYG May 21 '15 at 10:47
  • $\begingroup$ On SE network profile pages, the bio.SE logo is still the beta version :) EDIT: actually, I think it's just generally across stackexchange.com and thus redundant with WYSIWYG's earlier comment $\endgroup$ – Armatus May 21 '15 at 13:04
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    $\begingroup$ I'm really happy for you seeing you transformed! :)) Best luck, guys, you're awesome!!! :)) $\endgroup$ – ZygD May 21 '15 at 18:04
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I think the design could be still improved.

We could

  1. We could make the illustration more colorful. Such as instead only one color; we could choose some other colors in combinations.

Here are some suggestions from web-colors list

$$\begin{array}{c|c|c|c|c}\hline \textbf{Reds} & \textbf{Yellows} & \textbf{greens}& \textbf{blues}& \textbf{purples}\\\hline \bbox[red]{\textbf{RED}} & \bbox[Yellow]{\textbf{YELLOW}} & \bbox[limeGreen]{\textbf{LIME-GREEN}}& \bbox[aqua]{\textbf{AQUA}}& \bbox[Fuchsia]{\textbf{FUCHSIA}}\\\hline \bbox[OrangeRed]{\textbf{ORANGE-RED}} & \bbox[Gold]{\textbf{GOLD}} & \bbox[yellowgreen]{\textbf{YELLOW-GREEN}}& \bbox[DarkTurquoise]{\textbf{DARK-TURQUOISE}}& \bbox[DeepPink] {\textbf{DEEP-PINK}}\\\hline \bbox[Tomato]{\textbf{TOMATO}} & \bbox[Goldenrod]{\textbf{GOLDENROD}} & \bbox[OliveDrab]{\textbf{OLIVE-DRAB}}& \bbox[LightSeaGreen]{\textbf{LIHGHT-SEA-GREEN}}& \bbox[MediumVioletRed]{\textbf{MEDIUM-VIOLET-RED}}\\\hline \bbox[Coral]{\textbf{CORAL}} & \bbox[SandyBrown]{\textbf{SANDY-BROWN}} & \bbox[DarkOliveGreen]{\textbf{DARK-OLIVE-GREEN}}& \bbox[DeepSkyBlue]{\textbf{DEEP-SKY-BLUE}}& \bbox[Purple]{\textbf{PURPLE}}\\\hline \bbox[Salmon]{\textbf{SALMON}} & \bbox[Peru]{\textbf{PERU}} & \bbox[Olive]{\textbf{OLIVE}}& \bbox[DodgerBlue]{\textbf{DODGER-BLUE}}& \bbox[DarkViolet]{\textbf{DARK-VIOLET}}\\\hline \bbox[FireBrick]{\textbf{FIREBRICK}} & \bbox[Orange]{\textbf{ORANGE}} & \bbox[ForestGreen]{\textbf{FOREST-GREEN}}& \bbox[CornflowerBlue]{\textbf{CORNFLOWER-BLUE}}& \bbox[Indigo]{\textbf{INDIGO}}\\\hline \bbox[DarkRed]{\textbf{DARK-RED}} & \bbox[DarkOrange]{\textbf{DARK-ORANGE}} & \bbox[Green]{\textbf{GREEN}}& \bbox[SteelBlue]{\textbf{STEELBLUE}}& \bbox[Pink]{\textbf{PINK}}\\\hline \bbox[IndianRed]{\textbf{INDIAN-RED}} & \bbox[Moccasin]{\textbf{MOCCASIN}} & \bbox[DarkGreen]{\textbf{DARK-GREEN}}& \bbox[MidnightBlue]{\textbf{MIDNIGHT-BLUE}}& \bbox[RosyBrown]{\textbf{ROSY-BROWN}}\\\hline \end{array}$$

(The array doesn't indicate any combination, is used to only save the space.)

Here I've shown some samples.

Sample-1: Bright background; only lines colored

Sample-1: Bright background, lines colored

Sample-2: Brighter background; shapes fill-coloured

Bright background, shape fill-coloured

Sample-3: Dark background, Fill-coloured, lines black, bright sharpening.
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Sample-4: Dark background, fill-coloured, lines white. White lines


  1. At the side-space (at left and right side of the text area); we could add some light watermarks.

For this purpose; I would prefer something structural to 'see'; for example the image below:

animals (Sample originally inspired from an answer by user@WYSIWYG in the question site-design feedback, original photo url)

But not only some arthropods; structures from other animals, plants , fungi , histologic section, TEM/ SEM electron micrograph and chemical-structures too, could be included.

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