Neowin needs a major redesign. I've used Neowin for years but after visiting other sites, it's not always their news content that they are lacking in. But it is also their sites look less boring, there is something exciting about them. Like on all of them, they all show article titles with a big image behind them, that lures you into clicking it. When I'm here, the articles look much less exciting, and the website is a lot darker, making it seem dismal. Most other sites use white, and lots of text and popping pictures. Vibrant color. And I think that's what Neowin needs. They need to make their news portal have more flare of color, large text with pictures behind, and a bunch of miscellaneous articles below.
Like look at theverge.com, engadget.com, wpcentral.com, androidcentral.com. Even techspot.com, Neowin's partner, uses this type of site design for their front page. And even though I know this benefits Neowin more because it makes people want to read their articles almost like clickbait, but I like it, it makes me just want to read every news article on here. It makes it more interesting for me, it would make me not feel like it is a task coming here.
I'm not on the forums anywhere as much as I used to, but even they look very outdated. The font I believe is Segoe UI, and it reminds me of Windows 7, because when Modern Windows design came in, Segoe UI became more like Segoe WP, then Segoe UI Light and Semilight. If Neowin used more of the Modern Windows design look along with spicing up their own look, less dismal Hotmail blues, more vibrant coloring, I think the forums would look good too.