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By the end of the week the site will be section specific. In other words, the yellow and purple will only be on the homepage and non-forum pages. Each category will have its own color scheme.

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Shame, a common look for the entire site makes it look a lot more professional.
I'd prefer that colour to be blue though (but then I don't like yellow :) ).

Overall it looks a lot more professional than the old layouts, job well done overall.

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The idea behind the multiple colors is that each section is like a subsite with DaniWeb being the umbrella company. Many corporate sites use a common layout with different color schemes between subsidiaries ... including MSN, Google, etc. Additionally, since we cover so much, and a C++ programmer might have little in common with someone needing Windows support, the advantage is that it acts as a visual aid to navigation, and helps divide one big conglomerate site that covers everything into subdivisons, each targeted to a different audience. There is a marketing advantage to this as well.

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The idea behind the multiple colors is that each section is like a subsite with DaniWeb being the umbrella company. Many corporate sites use a common layout with different color schemes between subsidiaries ... including MSN, Google, etc. Additionally, since we cover so much, and a C++ programmer might have little in common with someone needing Windows support, the advantage is that it acts as a visual aid to navigation, and helps divide one big conglomerate site that covers everything into subdivisons, each targeted to a different audience. There is a marketing advantage to this as well.

I do agree on your point about visual aid...but can't that be given in hands of user.....set your own color scheme...like we do in the mail box of yahoo

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I like the new look - the transition was smooth - seemless even - I just woke up and BAM! New site! And it loads a little faster on my SLOWWWWW dial-up, too - thankfully! Ummm, and I really, really like the yellow (and the coffee beans). :)

Thanks, Dani! ~Kath

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Can individual users, such as color blind people, customize the colors? They may not be able to easily read text that is in green, such as inside code tags.

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While you can't do this from within DaniWeb (all of our colors are defined via a CSS file), those people who have sight problems that affects their web browsing habits can easily apply their own preferred CSS to all pages they view via a preference option in both the IE and Mozilla browers.

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I personally don't really like the new look, but it is still very good and easy to use. I think this one is probably nicer to use than the last one though. But I love this site though, it is one of the best sites I have ever found.

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Well, I don't really care for it. It's not bad, but I don't like it as much as the previous look.
One thing I liked about the old look was that the featured blogs showed how many comments had been posted; this kept me from having to open a thread and scroll to see if anything new was afoot. That's gone.
Also, while I know many people prefer simplicity, I can't help feeling like the site isn't quite finished yet, like it's under construction.
That's just my opinion though, and I am in the minority, so...

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Daniweb looks nicer, but I didnt like the yellow bars, is there no better shades like light green or light red?

This is NOT a complain:
And I guess almost all the members have been demoted :(. I am a junior poster back again.

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