Hi everyone! This is just an update to let you know there has been a lot of work put into this new layout. It will be a complete overhaul of the site design. We will be switching to a two columns theme for the home page and making the activity stream front and center. Oh don't forget this will be a new and improved activity stream! :]
In the meantime, we're also working on these additional features:
With this new theme update also comes changes to your current profile theme. We are rolling out an easier to use theme editor for you, but in order to do that your current theme will automatically be changed to the new default theme. The coolest part is that it is a real time theme editor for your profile page. Once you change a setting you see it real time. It is always fun to update your profile page right? So in short if you have a background or color scheme that you absolutely love on your profile page make sure to save them on your computer.
There will also be a site e-announcement about the new design.
If all goes well, I might make a quick vid showcasing it and post it to this post so stay tuned!
Thanks for all of your generous support and dedication in making what TA is today!
Big improvement; you should be proud. Senior UX/UI designer and front-end developer here.
I would suggest adding more space/padding between the columns though. Don't be afraid of whitespace. When everything lacks adequate spacing it looks crowded. Right now you've only got 5px padding between columns. I'd suggest 20px.
I would also create a greater distinction between the thin white dividers and the main section separators. Right now the mix of thin and slightly thicker lines comes off as a bit messy I think.
Finally, I think you can reduce the amount of elements that are blue. I realize you're making all links blue, but that's not mandatory. tags, categories and be link that are less prominent. Only your most prominent links should have that high-contrast neon blue. When there are 100+ links on a page and they are all blue it starts too look really busy, and less clean.
hope this helps! Love the redesign.