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|Which website view do you use?|
We now have options of gold font on blue background (traditional) or grey font on white background (new). You can switch between the two at the bottom of the page.
|by The Style Police - Tue 5th Nov 2013, 8:04pm|
|A few thoughts:|
I don't feel too strongly but quite like the new colour scheme for the main body of the page
I prefer the menu in the old colour scheme.
Something needs to be done about the font. I'm not going to go into the serif/sans debate as I don't actually care (although I would say that page titles and the banner should be serif); what makes the site look dated is the fact that the font hasn't been updated for high resolution screens. Smoothing it out will go a long way to improving how readable the whole thing is.
Edit: The font looks ok in smaller text sizes, but look at the banner at top, there's great chunks that look like someone's been at it with a hammer!
|by Simon - Mon 11th Nov 2013, 8:39am|
|The blue/grey on white is described as new, but a "black on white" version was added to MCP's original spec so that bufties having a quick look(*) at the website while at work didn't draw attention to themselves. I think, ten years later, personal browsing at work is now more accepted in most workplaces.|
(* = and/or spending hours on the message boards)
|by He Who Is Not Mexican - Tue 12th Nov 2013, 9:38pm|
|I think Aaron's onto something... it's not the blue on gold that's the problem (I hugely prefer it...), I think the text/font is what looks dated. Perhaps a switch to Arial or Helvetica might be nice, vectorising it/making it high-res properly if that's an issue?|