Thanks for the feedback, SatchFan. Themes and changing color schemes sitewide is a huge developer undertaking, but we will take a look at supporting such a thing down the road. Currently, our discussion platform, Discourse, doesn't support themes, but it is in their next version release of the software. As for the lime green, that has always been on our company logo color palette. We did lose some other colors, but will look to introduce some more down the road.
Thanks for the feedback Brucipher. We hope to release some changes to the homepage and navigation in the coming week to make it easier to find some of that content. Stay tuned for that.
Thanks for the feedback, Ingot54. We'll see if there's a chance for darker font in the two areas you mentioned. I'll definitely take the feedback back to our developer team. Thanks!
The new organization of content moves away from the blog-style listing of articles as authors were getting limited in how their articles were categorized. We'll be making some changes to the site navigation, homepage and potentially category landing pages to make more of the content easily accessible. We have some of those changes coming to you hopefully before the end of the week. Thanks!
There were several reasons behind the move to a new design. Some of it related to making room for expanding the content we offer, and making it easier to categorize that content. Another reason was to make it easier to share 3rd party content, from partners who are interesting in sharing their educational articles with our community. A few reasons for the major Forums platform change were support for better security, the ability to make easier front-end and back-end changes for our developers, performance, and control. We were really relying on hardware and software that was past its time, along with frankenstein-like code that really needed a cleanup. And with a move to supporting mobile and tablet devices, a decision had to be made as to whether it could be done economically and without extensive amounts of human resources and time. So rather than trying to work with the existing code and infrastructure, and clean slate was the best approach. We're really happy with the outcome, and we still have more things in store. We know this is a huge change with a bit of a learning curve, but feel the new features, mobile support and new Forums will add to the experience. We'll gladly take feedback and hopefully get everyone to a place that works for them. Thanks again for all of the feedback.