Why is macrumors ugly??

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by Stickharuhi, Apr 7, 2015.

  1. Stickharuhi macrumors regular

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    #1
    No flat design,colorful,modern interface,style etc....
     
  2. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

    mobilehaathi

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    #3
    I content with the current style. And I rather dislike the new one, which is more what OP desires.

    Oh well!
     
  3. BenTrovato macrumors 68020

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    There's probably no board of directors here demanding a new product so they stick what works.
     
  4. mgipe macrumors demi-god

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  5. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Gosh, yes, agreed.

    In general, I like a clear, uncluttered space on a computer screen, one which is easily and clearly legible.

    That means that I am not in favour of uber-fancy screens, or the provision of 'bells and whistles' merely because one can supply them, or can offer them.

    For the record, I don't think that MR is 'ugly'. I think it is plain, which is a different matter.

    While it might be more attractively designed, what matters more to me as someone who wears glasses and dislikes screen clutter, is that it is legible and clear and easily navigated, and the site, as currently constructed meets that need admirably.
     
  6. sk24iam macrumors regular

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    Might be ugly but it works pretty well. I would think major UI changes to such a large community may require quite a bit of resources. A lot of people say the same thing about Reddit.
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I completely agree. I'm more interested in the content and usability, and definitely not obsessed with how "pretty" it is or isn't.
     
  8. A.Goldberg macrumors 68000

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    Clean, clear, I like it. It's not bloated. Yes, it's nothing special, but it's so much better than many other sites out there. The color combination is pleasant as well.

    Good luck with the move to the new software MR administrators!
     

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