# MR Site Redesign

#### TwoSocEmBoppers

##### Guest
Original poster
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?

#### WildCowboy

Staff member
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.

#### celticpride678

##### Guest
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.
Behind-the-scenes stuff? Sounds interesting!!

#### GGJstudios

##### macrumors Westmere
I can't give you a timetable for launch, but progress is being made.
Please, ANY day but a Tuesday!

#### SilentPanda

##### Moderator emeritus
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.

#### belvdr

##### macrumors 603
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.
In other words, they are going to release it on a day that ends in "Y".

#### iRance

##### macrumors regular
In other words, they are going to release it on a day that ends in "Y".
mondaY,tuesdaY,wednesdaY,thursdaY,fridaY,saturdaY,sundaY

#### SilentPanda

##### Moderator emeritus
In other words, they are going to release it on a day that ends in "Y".
Regardless of the year that formula will only end up on one day of the week I believe.

#### Aleco

##### macrumors regular
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.

#### liamkp

##### macrumors 68020
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.
It looks ok. Kinda boring.

#### TwoSocEmBoppers

##### Guest
Original poster
It looks ok. Kinda boring.
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!

#### Aleco

##### macrumors regular
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.

#### ranguvar

##### macrumors 6502
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.
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?).

#### SchneiderMan

##### macrumors G3
I would really love a re-design. Enough of this purple colored background. Or is it lavender?

#### ChrisGonzales90

##### macrumors 6502a
Its periwinkle.

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

#### Salacion

##### macrumors 6502a
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.

#### ChrisGonzales90

##### macrumors 6502a
New look and redesigned

#### iMJustAGuy

##### macrumors 68020
^ 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.

#### SESpy

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

#### appleguy123

##### macrumors 604
I don't want it bloated and complicated.
This happens to a lot of us when we get older.

#### JoeG4

##### macrumors 68030
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
That's basically the mobile site design. It's nice but it's not great.

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
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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#### arn

##### macrumors god
Staff member
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

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