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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.
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