Whenever a website changes its design, there's bound to be mixed feelings. But we hope that these changes have improved some aspects of the site's usability.
Besides what is clearly visible, some other things of note:
You now get a color generated on your profile if you don't pick a scheme. Plain gray was boring but if you like plain gray, go for it 😄. This change hasn't fully rolled out to everyone but it should shortly.
Also if you press the key
/ when you are not focused on an input, you'll jump right to the search bar. As the knowledge base grows, the search will become more and more useful and this shortcut should make it easier. At some point we'll also roll out settings so you can customize your bindings if you don't like the default. We anticipate that as we add more shortcuts like this some folks might like that option.
You'll see that the home page now includes #explainlikeimfive under #discuss on the right sidebar. We'll continue to experiment with where content goes to be raised at the most appropriate time for consumption and discussion.
We have some kinks to work out now that the design is live, and everything is subject to change if you have any suggestions. This is day one of a design direction that brings some more personality and usability to the site, but it may not be fully baked yet.
Anyway, thanks for being a great community.