# MR Site Redesign

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by TwoSocEmBoppers, Aug 9, 2010.

1. ### TwoSocEmBoppers Guest

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Hey guys...A while back (I think it was around the MR anniversary) Arn posted a screenshot of a MR site redesign that was in the works. Anyone have any info on this?

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3. ### TwoSocEmBoppers thread starter Guest

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Ya I know that. I guess I should have been more specific and asked for any new info. Like maybe a release timetable, etc? Just curious because I think the redesign is awesome and I'd love to see it live!

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#4
It's still in the works...in addition to the visual tweaks, we're making major changes to behind-the-scenes stuff, and when you've been using a homegrown solution for ten years it takes a while to get things sorted out and updated.

I can't give you a timetable for launch, but progress is being made.

5. ### celticpride678 Guest

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Behind-the-scenes stuff? Sounds interesting!!

6. ### GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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Please, ANY day but a Tuesday!

7. ### SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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The site will be launched on the following day, Y being equal to the year which I'm not going to disclose. n will be the month and o+1 will be the day.

Code:
```a	=	Y mod 19
b	=	int(Y / 100)
c	=	Y mod 100
d	=	int(b / 4)
e	=	b mod 4
f	=	int((b + 8) / 25)
g	=	int((b − f + 1) / 3
h	=	(19 · a + b − d − g + 15) mod 30
i	=	int(c / 4)
k	=	c mod 4
l	=	(32 + 2 · e + 2 · i − h − k) mod 7
m	=	int((a + 11 · h + 22 · l) / 451)
n	=	int((h + l − 7 · m + 114) / 31)
o	=	(h + l − 7 · m + 114) mod 31```
This is a Gregorian calendar by the way.

8. ### belvdr macrumors 603

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In other words, they are going to release it on a day that ends in "Y".

9. ### iRance macrumors regular

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mondaY,tuesdaY,wednesdaY,thursdaY,fridaY,saturdaY,sundaY

10. ### SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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Regardless of the year that formula will only end up on one day of the week I believe.

11. ### Aleco macrumors regular

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Yeah MR really needs a redesign, I've been thinking of making a mockup myself, but the image on Wired is nice.

I'll be more than happy to help if they need it.

12. ### liamkp macrumors 68020

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It looks ok. Kinda boring.

13. ### TwoSocEmBoppers thread starter Guest

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No way. I like the layout of MR and you have to admit, the design is clean and shows a true update while keeping true to its roots, if you will. Definitely excited!

14. ### Aleco macrumors regular

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It may look plain on just a basic PSD Template mockup, however when its put together, the style should probably bring improvements like jQuery Animations and AJAX capabilities for the "Positive & Negative" buttons.

I'm not sure, it definitely suites MR but I'd rather see a "Mac Theme" for MR.

15. ### ranguvar macrumors 6502

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I'm trying not to get my hopes up, but does the redesign of behind-the-scenes stuff include something like an API (e.g. for use in an iOS app?).

16. ### SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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I would really love a re-design. Enough of this purple colored background. Or is it lavender?

17. ### ChrisGonzales90 macrumors 6502a

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Its periwinkle.

I saw the mock up and I hope its not that. Its the same as we have now, just added gloss.

18. ### Salacion macrumors 6502a

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MacRumors desperately needs a redesign. Time to bring it to the modernized age, and rid of the the antiquated look. Wired's mockup is nice, but hopefully we'll see something even more exciting.

19. ### ChrisGonzales90 macrumors 6502a

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20. ### iMJustAGuy macrumors 68020

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^ I'd love a new look, but not a redesign. I love how simple and easy macrumors is now. I don't want it bloated and complicated.

21. ### SESpy macrumors regular

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I'd LOVE to see a new design! It would be sooooo refreshing

22. ### appleguy123 macrumors 604

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This happens to a lot of us when we get older.

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### JoeG4 macrumors 68030

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Macrumors has been pending a redesign for years now.

It's the equivalent to running a restaurant and NEVER cleaning anything. Honestly, this forum is full of artsy people that would love to do it and have even offered to do so for free (even I have, out of insanity). He'd rather have the stock gradients.

I dunno why we all continue to visit this board XD

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### QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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That's basically the mobile site design. It's nice but it's not great.

While I would love for Arn to get off his butt and actually redesign the site (yeah, pay for it you have to), this site is all about community. That's what makes it great.

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Design changes are are really hard problem. You will piss off a certain percentage of users - it's unavoidable.

There's also a lot of risk surrounding a site redesign. There are definitely sites that have redesigned and I've stopped visiting them. Not a conscious decision, but once you lose that feel, it's hard to come back.

MacRumors redesign has been a stop and go process. As WildCowboy said, we have a lot of back-end changes to be done.

I guess the best thing is that we've made some progress in the past few weeks. Design is coming along. It's not quite there, and the backend changes still need to happen. But, realistically, I'd like to get this done in the next couple of months.

arn