Ever since the “re-design” the forum has just been unbearable for me to read. I find that it’s terribly straining on the eyes. Both the index page and content of the threads have this issue. The new fonts, text sizes, layout and colors are just awful. Before, the graphic design was excellent and the site was a pleasure to read. It’s a real shame when things that aren’t broken get “fixed” to their demise. Really makes one appreciate the nuance and fragility of good graphic design.
Maybe it’s just my eyes, but I don’t notice an issue anywhere else. Anyone else share this sentiment?
The old site is the template. The graphic design, specifically the readability, was excellent. Don’t re-invent the wheel. Refer back to screenshots if you have any.
The text in the threads is especially bad, which is ironic since it’s the most important part of the entire site. The font is bad or too small or too thin or too lite or some combination of all those. The text here is far more legible. That would be a great start.
The sub-forum and thread index pages are hard to read as well. The second most important elements of the site. I’m not a graphic designer, but I’d venture that the vertical spacing and the contrast of the lettering is making it hard to read. Text that’s spaced too far apart makes yours eyes jump from line to line. That’s straining. The size of the font and brightness also cause eye strain. Make it smaller and dimmer.