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If it's decided to go ahead with a redesign again, I'll do it. If you want someone else certainly no hard feelings. Either way I would like to see this happen. :)

I am certainly biased about this. I've spent my entire career (art school and professional) working toward improving perception, functionality and organization through graphic design. This site HAS a design and the design says something to everyone that visits.

To me it said:
   "There are some hardcore old-school programmers that probably know a lot about Perl." That's good.

But it also said
   "We are sticking with what we know and are comfortable using and wont change no matter what." Not as good.

Those are not exactly correct (especially the second) I don't actually think the site's made up of a bunch of grumpy old men who can code circles around those young PHP whipper-snappers. This site, in terms of content and interaction, is anything but that. It just doesn't look that way when you first visit.

My intention is NOT to offend anyone remember I use and love this site too. I would love it if others did as well. I know designers that unfortunately wouldn't look past the site's appearance and would look elsewhere when researching developers for their interactive projects. I know other designers that would give the site a shot just because of it's retro coolness. I know it's wrong and unfair but it's true. Neither of those are positives for the site.

But hey what do I know. I put a premium on design and yet here I am a year later because at the end of the day I wanted to learn and meet good people who shared an interest in Perl.

P.S. I actually like grumpy old men and aspire to be one someday soon. I also REALLY enjoy seeing those said grumpy old men coding circles around PHP/Ruby/Python whipper-snappers. ESPECIALLY if they call them "Whipper-Snappers" while they're mopping the floor with them. No offense was intended. :-)

"...the adversities born of well-placed thoughts should be considered mercies rather than misfortunes." Don Quixote

In reply to Re: Site facelift? by luis.roca
in thread Site facelift? by locust

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