[ubuntu-art] Ubuntu forums redesign

Inayaili Leon inayaili.de.leon at canonical.com
Fri Nov 5 12:39:51 GMT 2010

Hi all,

It's good to see the Ubuntu forums evolving into a design that is more close to the new Ubuntu brand guidelines. Good work!

Most of the points we've mentioned at the UDS session regarding the design have already been covered by Mike, so here's a list of what we think would benefit the design further and could bring the design more in line with the guidelines. These are things Jef (who offered to help Mike) might want to try out.

* Colours:

	The orange is now following the guidelines, that's great. You might also want to try and instead of using orange for the headers in the tables use the grey (#AEA79F). You can see it on the web guidelines, on the tables page. This will make the pages a bit less loud and will add a nice level of hierarchy between header, footer and main content.

	I've noticed you're using a blue colour on the borders of the table headings. This colour doesn't exist in the guidelines. Making the borders white or removing them altogether might improve the overall design.

* Headings:

	The title of the pages can/should be larger (the h1 element), to make it clearer which page the user is in

* Drop shadows:

	If possible, the drop shadows on tables should be removed, as they make the tables look heavier and they don't conform to the guidelines	

The design is definitely going in the right direction, and I think with just a few tweaks it will be ready to go live and testing. 


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