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9:03 pm on May 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I have been a web developer for nearly 10 years, and this site has been the biggest help in my career. Educated and experienced devs from around the world converge here, and that's what makes it so valuable. The popularity is based on the content, not so much the look.

That being said, if you were my client and I was hired for consulting, I would recommend a professionally designed logo. Professional logos go a long way especially when it comes to choosing a color scheme for sections of a website and a company identity.

This is a forum, and a forum is a forum is a forum. So, I'd also say to maintain the forum/content credibility by not changing too much of the layout. Forums are already good at what they do.

I'm sure you know plenty of designers, but if you'd like I am in contact with a top level designer that wouldn't disappoint.

9:06 pm on May 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I agree, the logo and a few of the compuserve/geocities icons need replacing but the overall look is actually very usable.
9:28 pm on May 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Definitely no harm in sprucing the site up a bit and doing a refresh of the drab look. I bet a few new webmasters go to other forums because they look better and miss out on a great resource and the forum misses out on new contributing members.
9:29 pm on May 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I requested we have some sort of contest for a new logo design...but it was shot down by all the "minimalists". I think it could go for a re-design.

It looks very Photoshop 5.
9:40 pm on May 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Brett did a crowdsource contest for the PubCon logo and those who participated came up with some excellent designs. Perhaps something like that could be done for WW, too. Throw it out there and let the members vote on which one they like best.
3:46 am on May 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I agree. The logo undermines the credibility of this website in the mind of a new webmaster.

I have recommended this site to friends, and they did not take it seriously and asked why I was sending them to "that old site."

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