Update - revisions posted at the bottom
I'm Paul, a designer here at Stack Overflow and the designer working on the upcoming Arduino site theme for you. I reviewed your responses to my first post - and below you'll find the site design I came up with based on your ideas and input.
Your site design
From the answers and comments on the original post, I understood that you wanted a simple and modern design that also has a bit of fun. There was also agreement that using the Arduino Community logo and colors was a good starting point.
The Arduino community logo offers a space to customize which I used to insert the
? icon hinting at questions and answers here on Stack Exchange. The typeface is Inter, which is a feature-rich, clear typeface that is also open-source and available on GitHub. I hope you agree those qualities seem to fit the open-source nature of the Arduino project.
I used these elements and I set them against a custom background that I hope does two things:
- It hints at a breadboard (white background with small holes) used with Arduinos
- It also hints at other technical SE sites, including Math and Electrical Engineering, Ubuntu, and maybe even Cryptography.
I hope it has a sort of "maker" or "DIY" or "behind-the-scenes" vibe to you.
For a bit of fun, I found this lovely little LED illustration created by Giacomo Alessandroni and released under CC licence to the community.
Following the SE custom of making the meta theme similar, but "greyscale", you can see what Arduino Meta would look like below.
We hope you enjoy this design, but if something doesn’t feel right, now is your chance to share your feedback. This window for feedback will be open for one week. We will then work to incorporate feedback as best as we can, finalize things on our end, and lastly, deliver the design to your site.