What happened to the redesign? November 15, 2005 8:37 AM   Subscribe

Whatever happened to the great redesign? Lack of time on the part of our great leader or did something go horribly wrong?
posted by twine42 to Feature Requests at 8:37 AM (31 comments total)

Dude. I totally forgot about that.
posted by ColdChef at 8:43 AM on November 15, 2005


Wow, this has come up quite a bit in recent discussions and I couldn't really be bothered, but now I see fandango_matt's design my enthusiasm is renewed. Cool!
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 8:43 AM on November 15, 2005


this was mentioned in the recent puke & cry thread, here.
posted by andrew cooke at 8:43 AM on November 15, 2005


oops. here.
posted by andrew cooke at 8:44 AM on November 15, 2005


Looks really nice. I do hope it will be implemented.

Without trying to derail, it would be nice if the simple theme worked outside of Metafilter (into ask and metatalk) and that my font choice is reflected in the input form.

At the moment I have a nice Tahoma 10pt, but the form looks to be still using Verdana.
posted by mr_silver at 8:44 AM on November 15, 2005


mr_silver; does the browser even have control over the font used in UI elements? If it doesn't - your OS does, and if it does - you can use a custom stylesheet to enforce your choice not just on Metafilter, but on all sites.
posted by odinsdream at 8:47 AM on November 15, 2005


Projects is running it.
posted by brownpau at 8:48 AM on November 15, 2005


It was mentioned somewhere else as well relating to Matt's pile of things to do now that this is his full-time.
posted by phearlez at 8:49 AM on November 15, 2005


Now that Metafilter Projects ("ProjeMeFi") is running the new template, Matt says there are a couple of CSS issues the iron out. Once they're resolved it will just take some massaging to get the existing MeFi and MeTa data to fit into the new template.

Easy.

However, don't wait underwater.
posted by NinjaPirate at 8:49 AM on November 15, 2005


However, don't wait underwater.

I read this as "However, don't wear underwear."
posted by tpl1212 at 8:52 AM on November 15, 2005


odinsdream; Yes it is possible to enforce the formatting of an input box in HTML. From the code, Matt just needs to change the textarea style element from "width:400px;height:200px;" to "width:400px;height:200px;font:{user defined size} {user defined fonts};" and it would be good to go.

Based on my preference settings that would be "width:400px;height:200px;font:10pt Tahoma;".

If he really wanted, he could do that for the button font too - but that is probably overkill.
posted by mr_silver at 8:57 AM on November 15, 2005


I'm already nostalgic for the old design
posted by matteo at 9:15 AM on November 15, 2005


puke & cry might have some input here.
posted by xmutex at 9:17 AM on November 15, 2005


Well, he'd have to wipe it all away afterwards, that's all I'm sayin'.
posted by NinjaPirate at 9:21 AM on November 15, 2005


Still trying to work in more mushroom jpgs.
posted by Wolfdog at 9:35 AM on November 15, 2005


Weird. I deamt about the redesign last night. I must be on here too much this week. In my dream, Matt accidentally released a chunk of the new design to the front page and it broke a nuch of stuff and people were freaking out in MeTa that MeFI is broken! and assuming it was essentially the apolcolypse.
posted by raedyn at 9:49 AM on November 15, 2005


Projects also kind of shows the problem with it. Once you scroll down past the header, it's boring white with black text.
posted by smackfu at 10:06 AM on November 15, 2005


But the projects template sucks. How can it be the new template for the entire site?
posted by lazy-ville at 10:44 AM on November 15, 2005


Projects also kind of shows the problem with it. Once you scroll down past the header, it's boring white with black text.

Heartily seconded. Not only is it boring, but you completely lose any sense of site identity.
posted by chrismear at 11:09 AM on November 15, 2005


Matt, not sure if you ever saw this. Omniweb.
posted by astruc at 11:24 AM on November 15, 2005


Please! not eye-popping white backgrounds! Think of the children mefites who read almost every word! White would be like looking into a projector for hours.
*makes "Keep the distinctive colors" banner, marches*
posted by Cranberry at 12:32 PM on November 15, 2005


I third (fourth? fifth?) the idea that the projects template is worse than what we've got now.
posted by ootsocsid at 12:36 PM on November 15, 2005


White backgrounds suck. Whatever serif font Metafilter in looks like a hybrid between verdana and courier. Not cool.
posted by geoff. at 12:56 PM on November 15, 2005


And you guys still wonder why the redesign hasn't happened yet?
posted by jessamyn at 2:09 PM on November 15, 2005


Wasn't Matt's last answer to this something around "You would all freak out, so no."?
posted by kalimac at 2:39 PM on November 15, 2005


Can we get this on a sidebar somewhere so it doesn't get asked every month?
posted by nile_red at 3:10 PM on November 15, 2005


Because he's busy writing an email to accept my offer of migrating metafilter away from Coldfusion, silly!
posted by holloway at 3:35 PM on November 15, 2005


I'm really happy it hasn't happened yet. Projects upsets my eyes.
posted by The Monkey at 4:23 PM on November 15, 2005


Something has gone horribly wrong.
posted by theora55 at 4:48 PM on November 15, 2005


It's not even Blue, Jesus Christ Betty!
posted by snsranch at 4:54 PM on November 15, 2005


I'm pretty sure i remember matt announcing a public ta-da list to let people keep track of his to do items for metafilter, and to avoid meta threads like these.

Yup, here it is, last updated in april 05 though, so i guess its been discontinued.
posted by kev23f at 4:59 AM on November 16, 2005


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