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#1 Jase

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 12:49

Just wondering if you guys are working on a new design for the website? If so i'm very interested to see what you guys have cooking in the lab!

also, some of you might remember Neowin when the members had a choice for colours selections like the classic light blue, dark & Green?.. do you guys plan to bring those back in the near future? I loved customising Neowin!




#2 +Anarkii

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 12:52

That answer is on a need to know basis.



#3 OP Jase

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 12:56

That answer is on a need to know basis.

Well i'd like to know? that sort of comes close to need right? :rofl:



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Posted 28 July 2014 - 13:06

The t-shirt thread actually has a tiny bit of info on this:

http://www.neowin.ne...ost&p=596451161



#5 Steven P.

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 17:01

The answer is yes, and the target is August.



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Posted 28 July 2014 - 17:13

The answer is yes, and the target is August.

 

Of which year?



#7 shozilla

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 17:16

Of which year?

 

Next month.



#8 +Brando212

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 17:17

Of which year?

2025



#9 shozilla

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 17:18

2025

 

 

Yikes.. I'd be old by then.

 

:laugh:



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Posted 28 July 2014 - 17:21

Next month.

 

I can see jokes have no effect on you. I will try another weapon next time.



#11 shozilla

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 17:22

I can see jokes have no effect on you. I will try another weapon next time.

 

So?

 

Jokes or not. 

 

:p



#12 Sionic Ion

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 18:03

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.



#13 OP Jase

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 18:17

The answer is yes, and the target is August.

 

Excellent! So any sneak previews to get us all giggity? while we wait until August? 

 

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.

 

this is why I made this post! 



#14 +patseguin

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 18:19

I personally love the design and get ready for all the hate when change comes. ;-)



#15 +Majesticmerc

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 18:23

Excellent! So any sneak previews to get us all giggity? while we wait until August?

 

Maybe you subscribe, maybe you get a sneaky peaky, maybe you don't. I'm not telling ;)