jamie - 8:36 pm on May 26, 2010 (gmt 0)
"and it isn't going to happen with lava lamps and shag carpet..." lol
i agree with claus but *also* with those suggesting a cleaner more modern appearance. facebook, google, youtube are all simple, minimal designs, and they look clean and modern.
the greys/lilacs and slightly offwhite backgrounds make this site look dated. i have been coming for ages and will still come regardless of how it looks, but imo the next generation of webmasters will come more readily if the site also matches their expectations.
look at sitepoint. i love the design and even though i prefer the content on ww, sp makes a very professional impression on me because of the slick way it looks; and because of that i frequent it too.
a bit of modernisation would really keep membership fresh.