three alternate mefi designs October 25, 2002 4:18 PM   Subscribe

I was looking through an old thread, and found these three alternate mefi designs. Anyone know of any other not quite ready for prime time ideas that are still floating around?
posted by betaray to Bugs at 4:18 PM (25 comments total)

(crap, that was supposed to be mefi-related not bugs.)

And does anyone know what metafilter looked like to those participating in that thread? Is our current blue the result of the redesign matt mentions?
posted by betaray at 4:21 PM on October 25, 2002

nope, I've never redesigned.

Here's the complete history of the design of the site, where you can see how I came up with the current design.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 4:26 PM on October 25, 2002

Hey, look at that -- the first alternate design still shows posts that have been deleted. The one I see is a playboy post.
posted by jragon at 5:20 PM on October 25, 2002

posted by eddydamascene at 5:45 PM on October 25, 2002

hmmm, except no comments.
posted by eddydamascene at 5:50 PM on October 25, 2002

MetaFilter: Watching the Watchers

Still applies, no?

posted by jaronson at 6:45 PM on October 25, 2002

Holy crow I love that "newlook" one. Can you toss a link to MetaTalk onto it, Matt? It'll be my new homepage for sure.
posted by gleuschk at 7:05 PM on October 25, 2002

I have my own color scheme due to a defective dark tinted monitor (yes I know how to work the adjustments). The background in metatalk is black and the white letters boldy stand out. The blue on the front page is a dark navy blue. And the words linked are green. I like the way the white stands out on the darker colors. The dark monitor actually makes it easier for me to see in this case. When I look at Mefi on other computers it seems so unnatural.
posted by Recockulous at 8:01 PM on October 25, 2002

Metafilter: Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes?
posted by Hildago at 10:57 PM on October 25, 2002

Xander, please don't speak latin in front of the books.
posted by nyxxxx at 11:38 PM on October 25, 2002

And don't forget this one ...
posted by walrus at 3:19 AM on October 26, 2002

What about the met4filter and "Day When No Blogger Would Die" looks (I can't remember what it was called-- the AIDS benefit-type day)?
posted by yerfatma at 10:41 AM on October 26, 2002

Holy crud, Matt, you've been a busy bee!
posted by Hildago at 10:58 AM on October 26, 2002

I've always liked metafilter the way I found it, blue and simple. Many sites try a tad to hard to look modern and slick with all these animated gifs and crap that only slow down the loading time (56k in da' house.) I've always appreciated Matt's slim little blue page. Change is good, but I hope metafilter's format remains simple and therefore accessible.
posted by elwoodwiles at 12:10 PM on October 26, 2002

I have to agree with elwoodwiles: the site loads fast and it is one of the few internet sites that I actually enjoy to READ from the screen, instead of browsing through it.
posted by swordfishtrombones at 1:06 PM on October 26, 2002

Also check out index_new.
posted by riffola at 1:08 PM on October 26, 2002

This was my favorite proposed redesign.
posted by corpse at 1:39 PM on October 26, 2002

I loved this one (via crunchland)
posted by turaho at 2:53 PM on October 26, 2002

I was still using meta4ilter until a couple of weeks ago ...

... any chance of incorporating these into the skins feature?
posted by feelinglistless at 4:05 PM on October 26, 2002

Being able to change the background color would be nice. The blue/white text combo is a little harsh, as is the white/black.
posted by superfem at 4:34 PM on October 26, 2002

My favourite.
posted by Marquis at 4:58 PM on October 26, 2002

I personally liked the bandwith-saving design that was imposed back when the mefi server was still on the west coast. No link for it, unfortunately.
posted by Hackworth at 9:47 AM on October 27, 2002

Hackworth, if you find the URL try the wayback machine.
posted by DBAPaul at 11:14 AM on October 27, 2002

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