Hello fellow capsuleers,
I am really liking the new forum overall /5 (especially that discobot tutorial), however the old forum’s layout with colored/boxed hierarchy of sections within a forum page really made navigation and reading on a PC seamless: https://puu.sh/wZiwo/adfdc219a6.png
However on the new forum, discerning what is a topic and what is a title on a page is a little bit tricky and non-intuitive. While I am certain the average user will not have too much trouble navigating with the flat background on the new forum, in terms of aesthetics for PCs it is much less appealing and almost distracting because you have to read every bit of text each time to figure out what is actually something you want to click on: https://puu.sh/wZiCe/33703178d5.png
- Note: I had to remove a section of this post and will include it in a comment because “new users can have a maximum of two links per post” Sorry!
One last thing, I really miss the mailbox icon that used to be on the header of the old forum, the new one has that menu selection thing with a bunch of random things like “cakeday” that don’t seem very useful (especially compared with something as significant as a mailbox ). And I am certain that if you do a click-through rate test on this header menu thing vs the mailbox, you might see what I am talking about. And in the future I suggest AB testing new forums to slowly integrate users into the new website rather than forcing a major change for everyone on one day, (YouTube is for example does a TON of AB testing).
That’s all for now folks, thanks for hearing me out! Please let me know what you guys think about the new layout, thanks!