Hi all,

As you can see, the new design is now live. Thank you for your feedback. We have also updated the new look to UX.se's twitter account and its chatroom. I hope the new design will help to attract new UX professionals to the site. Of course, ultimately what matters is the awesome content you all have been creating. Thank you for being a great community!

I'd also like to thank Dmitry for his great design. If you're interested, he just posted a blog entry on the design process of the site.

If you see any CSS/Usability related bugs in the new design, please let me know. Start a new post please, and tag it with "Design" and "Bug."

If you're still seeing the old favicons, please load the follow two URLs in your browser and do a hard refresh:



Once the site stats improve some, I'll remove the "Beta" tag from the logo and make the site official!

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    I know I'm not a member here but I wanted to say that to me, the site looks FANTASTIC - clean, well proportioned, great color balance. Commented Apr 22, 2011 at 20:20
  • Great job Jin! Some of the stack sites feel lacking in UI focus, but this one is pretty well-balanced.
    – Rahul
    Commented Apr 23, 2011 at 11:09

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Its definetely professional looking. Something is missing though...something for the designer in us. A twist, some charm...something "different". Something with more unique personality. I know the hard work that went into the design and appreciate it. I just want to be honest with feedback. It feels a little conservative to me.

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    What's with the downvoting everyone? Constructive criticism is a bad thing now? The fact that you can't quite pinpoint the problem doesn't make it any less constructive, it just shows that we're dealing with design, which is vague and subjective by nature. Downvoting is for answers which are inherently wrong, or not useful. Not for those you happen to disagree with. And @Jin specifically asked for feedback. Gees. +1 just for the sake of it. Commented Apr 23, 2011 at 7:57
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    @Vitaly: On many SE Meta sites downvoting doesn't mean "this question or answer is not useful", but just "I disagree". For this reason reputation on meta does not come from meta activity but from activity on the main site. So the downvoters probably just disagree that something is missing from the site.
    – Jan Fabry
    Commented Apr 23, 2011 at 12:43
  • @Jan I weren't aware of that. Thanks :) Commented Apr 23, 2011 at 12:54

I've seen this star, moved into the 'x' before. Can somebody tell me where? Is it a meaningful citation? My first impression was 'U*X + Star(s and stripes) => USA'. Later I realised the star has the same shape as the star, used to mark favourites.

  • I fear your question here in answer form will not get an answer. Better open a new question. Commented Jun 26, 2011 at 0:43

Some of your best work yet, Jin! I've always been a staunch critic :), but I'm happy to report I was immediately drawn in by the UX site design. Thank you!

There's only one thing that slightly bothers me and that is the balance of the UX logo. I can't pinpoint it either, but I think a clear "ux" flowing into each other would have a stronger character, albeit more generic, than the star that seems to strong-arm the X out of the way. Consider adding a third, dark color to fill in the cut-out parts of the U and X.


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