Color and design should be more like old site #8

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ProMcTagonist opened this Issue Jul 9, 2015 · 4 comments

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The black is oppressive; the red makes it edgy in addition to not matching the style of the clients.

The old site had the right idea. The green and blue were calming and trust-inspiring, and the orangey color was appetizing. It was also dimensional instead of flat and cold. The buttons were touchable and friendly.

Desired changes:

Change colorscheme to be more like the old site, with blue/green/grays and orange highlights

Make design more friendly with thicker fonts, no more wireframe icons, and dimensional buttons as seen on the old site:
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nurupo pushed a commit to nurupo/Tox-Website that referenced this issue Jul 15, 2015

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Zer0-One Aug 2, 2015

The site's main designer has no interest in changing the colour scheme, and the fonts have been changed from light face to regular. IMO, the current design looks nice, and is not an issue.

That having been said, if you want to work on a PR, I'll take a look at it, but it would have to be pretty amazing to convince us to replace the current design.

Zer0-One commented Aug 2, 2015

The site's main designer has no interest in changing the colour scheme, and the fonts have been changed from light face to regular. IMO, the current design looks nice, and is not an issue.

That having been said, if you want to work on a PR, I'll take a look at it, but it would have to be pretty amazing to convince us to replace the current design.

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About the colors, Black / White / Red are fine too, they are used by a lot of trademarks and unless there is an official client, the unofficial one are absolutely not forced to follow the design website, just the Tox STS. Fonts are now fine and I'll consider adding a 3D effect on the download button.

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About the colors, Black / White / Red are fine too, they are used by a lot of trademarks and unless there is an official client, the unofficial one are absolutely not forced to follow the design website, just the Tox STS. Fonts are now fine and I'll consider adding a 3D effect on the download button.

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The site's main designer has no interest in changing the colour scheme, and the fonts have been changed from light face to regular. IMO, the current design looks nice, and is not an issue.

It does look "nice," as in well-made, but it is not correct for its purpose. It is not a design aligned with the goals of the website, which are to encourage tech-unsavvy people to trust and download this communicator.
The body fonts are ~okay now but the title fonts are still much too thin. Combined with the wireframe logo it's very hollow looking and unsubstantial.

@installgen2 There's a lot wrong with it. It's subpar compared to the previous website. I have detailed how in the OP post and I will continue to elaborate here.

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About the colors, Black / White / Red are fine too, they are used by a lot of trademarks

That's irrelevant. The colors are emphatically not fine. The website is dingy, morbid, and cold. I can't send my grandma to this website. It's shady-looking and doesn't at all make me want to download it.

The old website followed basic color theory and was very light and friendly-looking, and that made it incredibly effective.

@Zer0-One

The site's main designer has no interest in changing the colour scheme, and the fonts have been changed from light face to regular. IMO, the current design looks nice, and is not an issue.

It does look "nice," as in well-made, but it is not correct for its purpose. It is not a design aligned with the goals of the website, which are to encourage tech-unsavvy people to trust and download this communicator.
The body fonts are ~okay now but the title fonts are still much too thin. Combined with the wireframe logo it's very hollow looking and unsubstantial.

@installgen2 There's a lot wrong with it. It's subpar compared to the previous website. I have detailed how in the OP post and I will continue to elaborate here.

@pwnsdx

About the colors, Black / White / Red are fine too, they are used by a lot of trademarks

That's irrelevant. The colors are emphatically not fine. The website is dingy, morbid, and cold. I can't send my grandma to this website. It's shady-looking and doesn't at all make me want to download it.

The old website followed basic color theory and was very light and friendly-looking, and that made it incredibly effective.

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it's red and black again #14

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