Ack, the red! it burrrrrrns! April 13, 2006 2:48 PM   Subscribe

Ack, the red! it burrrrrrns!
posted by mathowie to Feature Requests at 2:48 PM (103 comments total)

So yeah, at least it matches the rest of the site.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 2:48 PM on April 13, 2006


what is this? stupid callout day?
posted by dodgygeezer at 2:51 PM on April 13, 2006


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Oh, yes, Matt. It burns, all right.
posted by Faint of Butt at 2:52 PM on April 13, 2006


Suddenly I have this hankering for peppers...
posted by hototogisu at 2:53 PM on April 13, 2006


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Yeah, it matches ;-)
posted by flashboy at 2:53 PM on April 13, 2006


I fixed the query problem FoB.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 2:54 PM on April 13, 2006


it crashes. then it burns.
posted by dodgygeezer at 2:54 PM on April 13, 2006


I'm freakin' hungry! Gimme your TOTCOMMENTS!
posted by Biblio at 2:54 PM on April 13, 2006


OK, Faint of Butt is quicker on the snark-draw than me.
posted by flashboy at 2:55 PM on April 13, 2006


And yay! It works!

That certainly is quite magnificently red.

posted by flashboy at 2:56 PM on April 13, 2006


Love the matching, but it is a little intense..

Anyone remember a post about a web based colour picking tool that put square patches on the screen that you could drag around, copy, automatically select matching colours etc. etc.?
posted by Chuckles at 3:01 PM on April 13, 2006


Hey we can comment on projects now!
posted by LarryC at 3:03 PM on April 13, 2006


Now that the page is the same color as the 'vote count' box, the vote count box no longer looks like a box, and the 'vote' link is hard to see, not to mention ugly.

Also the vote count box needs some gradients and bevels.
posted by delmoi at 3:05 PM on April 13, 2006


Love the matching, but it is a little intense..

Is the gold link color the same as on the rest of the site? If so, it stands out way more. I'd suggest changing the link color to have a lower saturation.
posted by delmoi at 3:07 PM on April 13, 2006


I really like it. Matching the rest of the MetaSphere=more visits from me.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 3:10 PM on April 13, 2006


delmoi, force a refresh to see the new vote box colors.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 3:10 PM on April 13, 2006


Hey we can comment on projects now!

heh. not yet. I'm adding that next.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 3:11 PM on April 13, 2006


Hey we can comment on projects now!


Can we? I can't seem to
posted by ZippityBuddha at 3:12 PM on April 13, 2006


Oh...
posted by ZippityBuddha at 3:12 PM on April 13, 2006


I like it!
posted by cellphone at 3:13 PM on April 13, 2006


I'm not sure if someone's asked this, but is there a way to sort the Projects page by votes instead of date?
posted by rooftop secrets at 3:16 PM on April 13, 2006


Well, at least we know that not every primary color combination works. Now, onto yellow, indigo, orange and violet!
posted by crunchland at 3:25 PM on April 13, 2006


For what little it's worth, I find it a little much. The green and the blue are a little less intense and easier to read, IMNSHO.
posted by phearlez at 3:27 PM on April 13, 2006


I think the red is lovely, but then I would. The contrast just emphasizes how dull and grim this page color is. No wonder everyong is so grumpy here.
X = one vote for keeping the charming red
posted by Cranberry at 3:37 PM on April 13, 2006


out of context the red might be ok, it's the whole color scheme that seem just agressive.
posted by nims at 3:41 PM on April 13, 2006


I think it looks awesome. Nice shade, easy to read.
posted by cribcage at 3:42 PM on April 13, 2006


That looks very nice. I predict that it will increase the amount of people visiting Projects, as it blends far better with the rest of the site.
posted by By The Grace of God at 3:43 PM on April 13, 2006


this tool might help.
posted by nims at 3:43 PM on April 13, 2006


Indigo isn't a valid primary color! It was added at the *ahem* request of established religion.

Funny when you think of the fact that Renaissance Christian Leaders were all in favor of the lucky number 7.
posted by mystyk at 3:47 PM on April 13, 2006


I like the red. With Projects being a low-traffic part of the site, intense (dare I say challenging?) aesthetics are a-okay.
posted by cortex at 3:48 PM on April 13, 2006


Hrm. For that matter, why was orange in that list?
posted by mystyk at 3:49 PM on April 13, 2006


a web based colour picking tool that put square patches on the screen that you could drag around, copy, automatically select matching colours etc. etc.

This one opens controls beside each squares that allow you to tweak the colours, copy the squares etc. Can also create up to nine squares of transition between two colours.
posted by TimTypeZed at 3:56 PM on April 13, 2006


That's the one TimTypeZed, Thanks!
posted by Chuckles at 3:58 PM on April 13, 2006


ok, mr. anal retentive... PRISMATICS.
posted by crunchland at 3:59 PM on April 13, 2006


Damn, that is one ugly red. I'd type more but I need my fingers to gouge out my eyes with.
posted by tkolar at 4:06 PM on April 13, 2006


When I click view votes it opens in a new window. I'm on Safari.
posted by Manhasset at 4:15 PM on April 13, 2006


Red is sexy.
posted by JanetLand at 4:15 PM on April 13, 2006


So we can no longer see who voted for which project? That's too bad.
posted by gleuschk at 4:20 PM on April 13, 2006


Looks awful strange using the plain theme - maybe the links and logo could be made the same colour as the big vote boxes?
posted by jack_mo at 4:22 PM on April 13, 2006


gleuschk, the names are to the right.
posted by IshmaelGraves at 4:24 PM on April 13, 2006


Good thing, too. Without knowing who didn't vote we'd have no way of exacting retribution on the rest of you.
posted by Ryvar at 4:26 PM on April 13, 2006


Just switched to the default theme - crikey moses, the red certainly does burn! (And was the blue always that... blue? Must be the shock after years of the lovely calming white background.)
posted by jack_mo at 4:26 PM on April 13, 2006


Clicking the vote button brings up the project detail page in a new window on Firefox 1.5, which is sub-optimal. I do have external links set to open in a new window in my prefs, FYI.
posted by killdevil at 4:42 PM on April 13, 2006


It burns 'cause it's hawt.

Where's Paris Hilton when I need him/her?
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 4:43 PM on April 13, 2006


Worst. Callout. Ever.
posted by loquacious at 5:07 PM on April 13, 2006


looks good. The "you've already voted for this..." page of plain text, not so much.
posted by boo_radley at 5:36 PM on April 13, 2006


the names are to the right.

Right you are, thanks.
posted by gleuschk at 5:46 PM on April 13, 2006


It's a period piece?
posted by mr_crash_davis at 5:47 PM on April 13, 2006


Ewwwww, crashy.
posted by JanetLand at 6:09 PM on April 13, 2006


Yeah, that's a burninating red. I would knock the saturation down a bit, maybe change that #660000 to #511111...



So does this mean the new site-wide design plans are off?
posted by brownpau at 6:17 PM on April 13, 2006


I like brownpau's color change. It doesn't give me a headache. I like it when web pages don't give me a headache.
posted by TimeFactor at 6:29 PM on April 13, 2006


Another vote for toning it down a bit - it's really hard to read.
posted by aberrant at 6:32 PM on April 13, 2006


Add yet another to the lost of those who agrees with bownpau's suggestion.
posted by Effigy2000 at 6:33 PM on April 13, 2006


*list
posted by Effigy2000 at 6:33 PM on April 13, 2006


Kevin Rose is goan sue somebuddy
posted by keswick at 6:40 PM on April 13, 2006


"Dude, I saw your project on The Brown!!!"
No thank you.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 6:50 PM on April 13, 2006


I like "the brown," for some reason.
posted by brownpau at 6:56 PM on April 13, 2006


Sweet zombie bleeding jesus, that's an awful red on my iBook.

Unreadable. Needs to be darker.
posted by five fresh fish at 6:57 PM on April 13, 2006


Beautiful color, but it hurts. Brownpau's tone down looks good...
posted by KAS at 6:57 PM on April 13, 2006


Crash Davis for the touchdown!
posted by five fresh fish at 6:57 PM on April 13, 2006


That's very close to my very favorite color, a bright blood red. Even so, it does seem too intense for a web page.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 2:15 AM on April 14, 2006


I like the strong colour. Thanks for the changes. Projects feels right now.
posted by nthdegx at 2:37 AM on April 14, 2006


brownpau's suggested change would look good.
posted by Gator at 3:10 AM on April 14, 2006


Ouch.
yeah, turn down the lights a bit, #500;
But thanks for getting shot of all that white.
posted by NinjaTadpole at 3:37 AM on April 14, 2006


Just for the record, I am not so much anti-brown as I am pro-red.

If Mathowie feels it's warranted, he could post two Projects entries labelled Red and Tweak, and members could vote.

At the very least, it'd probably get a few more pairs of eyeballs over there.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 4:10 AM on April 14, 2006


Too harsh. A lighter shade would be easier to look at.
posted by EarBucket at 4:40 AM on April 14, 2006


I like it. On the other hand, I'm on a dim, crappy monitor.

Does anyone else thinks the list of votes should placed under the project description, where comments would normally be? As is, it took me a bit too long to find them since that's normally where ads and tags are. My eye edits out the whole right side of the page. (And there's no need to have the list so small, either.)
posted by Plutor at 4:45 AM on April 14, 2006


Weird combination of colors. I'm trying to remember if I've ever seen that kind of contrasting red/yellow work online. Here, the yellow just bounces off the sea of blood, looking much brighter than elsewhere on the site and making the page hard to read. Not sure what to fix, but I think the red's too dark.
posted by mediareport at 6:54 AM on April 14, 2006


Yowch! Pretty color, but a bit too much of it. I'm with brownpau.

I do love the rest of the changes.
posted by frykitty at 7:27 AM on April 14, 2006


I really like the new layout! The red, not so much for me personally (but I can just disable colors with the webdev toolbar on ff), but I really like the votes being prominent - it makes it feel a lot more dynamic somehow, especially with the vote/feedback thingy (when it will also allow for feedback). Good changes, I think.
posted by taz at 7:28 AM on April 14, 2006


It's killing my eyes. I can't read that.
posted by agregoli at 7:29 AM on April 14, 2006


Nitpick: the votes/feedback opens a new tab in Firefox. My preferences are set not to do that, so I'm guessing bug?
posted by frykitty at 7:29 AM on April 14, 2006


Thumbs up. I like it as it is. Nice work.
posted by evoo at 7:36 AM on April 14, 2006


It's kind of McDonald's-y.
posted by glenwood at 7:38 AM on April 14, 2006


I'm lovin' it.
posted by matthewr at 7:42 AM on April 14, 2006


It is painful to look at. Also, the project link to "goaste.cx" freaks me out.
posted by Sibrax at 7:54 AM on April 14, 2006


when using the white theme, the red boxes make things look - how can i say this? - a little less like the kind of site one should read at work (which was always an advantage of the white theme).
posted by andrew cooke at 7:55 AM on April 14, 2006


I updated the stylesheet to use #511 instead of #600 as the background color. Force a refresh and you'll see it's a lot less bright (thanks brownpau).

I'll update the text sheet so the vote boxes aren't red.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:15 AM on April 14, 2006


Much better.
posted by tkolar at 8:26 AM on April 14, 2006


Yes, that will do.
posted by Astro Zombie at 8:37 AM on April 14, 2006


Still fucking hideous. Nice design, but the background color makes it nigh unreadable on my monitor. Though you've said that you don't want Projects to be popular, and this seems like a decent way of enforcing that. How about something mellow and not cobbled together from USC marching band uniforms?
posted by klangklangston at 9:16 AM on April 14, 2006


Looks thoroughly fetching on the plain text setting now, cheers.
posted by jack_mo at 10:01 AM on April 14, 2006


thanks!
posted by andrew cooke at 11:06 AM on April 14, 2006


Nope - can't read it and won't be visiting projects as a result. Sorry to be one of the naysayers, but the background is just too heavily saturated.
posted by aberrant at 11:25 AM on April 14, 2006


Well, okay I guess. Looks more like Ocean Spray than fresh berry color. Sigh. At least it is not drab.
posted by Cranberry at 11:26 AM on April 14, 2006


Also, the project link to "goaste.cx" freaks me out.

Sorry...
posted by ZippityBuddha at 12:00 PM on April 14, 2006


See, this is why I surf the site with all backgrounds set to white, all text set to black, and all links set to purple.
posted by davejay at 2:44 PM on April 14, 2006


I refreshed the color but I still find it quite physically painful to my aging and genetically disadvantaged eyes. It's a pretty color, but works better as an accent than as a background. The rest of the redesign is quite nice.
posted by matildaben at 3:10 PM on April 14, 2006


Ouch, that hurts my eyes. Any chance of getting it changed back to the original red tone? (Yes, even the re-done red is bad.)
posted by deborah at 3:55 PM on April 14, 2006


This um... hurts my eyes a lot...

Gotta agree with matilda: nice color for a background, but it makes text hurt my eyes.. and I'm not that old...
posted by twiggy at 4:44 PM on April 14, 2006


I think the new red is excellent. Nice work, Matt. I've avoided Projects for most of its existence so far (didn't like the color when it was white) but now I think I'll head there semi-reguarly. I guess I am pretty shallow after all.
posted by Effigy2000 at 5:00 PM on April 14, 2006


Why am I suddenly hungry for a Big Mac and Fries?
posted by doctor_negative at 6:51 PM on April 14, 2006


This hurts my eyes.
posted by ikkyu2 at 7:13 PM on April 14, 2006


Still hurting here... how about 330000 ? (Though it's partly the green-ness of the yellow text)
posted by beniamino at 9:11 PM on April 14, 2006


See, this is why I surf the site with all backgrounds set to white, all text set to black, and all links set to purple.

I just did that. I like it!
posted by Astro Zombie at 6:38 AM on April 15, 2006


Ah, it is better now.
posted by ikkyu2 at 11:34 AM on April 15, 2006


Something strange has happened to my monitor. The formerly red Projects site now looks teal-ish green.
Overnight it changed from a lively vibrant red that complemented the inventive nature of the creative posters to Projects to a stolid responsible green.
posted by Cranberry at 11:37 AM on April 15, 2006


It's temporary. Matt's trying out color schemes for the new subdomain: TermLifeInsurance.metafilter.com
posted by TimeFactor at 12:09 PM on April 15, 2006


Use a different shade of blue for Projects.
posted by mediareport at 4:01 PM on April 15, 2006


The teal is much easier on the eyes, mathowie, thanks. I still vote for the original red tho'.
posted by deborah at 8:54 PM on April 15, 2006


I can barely tell the teal from metatalk's gray.
posted by jewzilla at 11:47 PM on April 15, 2006


The teal is much better on my eyes than either of the reds. Thanks.
posted by aberrant at 12:53 AM on April 16, 2006


LOVE the teal and I think it's much more consistent with the other categories color schemes to boot.
posted by phearlez at 9:54 AM on April 18, 2006


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