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Part of the [7 Essential Meta Questions of Every Beta(http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/07/the-7-essential-meta-questions-of-every-beta/)]

We have our site here, and we should start thinking about the theme. We don't have to create a full theme, but if we can get some outstanding ideas, it will only make our site better. What are some ideas that you can think of? We should try to get some ideas.

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  • This is a great question... however, sites don't get their design until they get out of beta (i.e. they are a graduated site). So don't delete the question, but keep in mind it may keep years for this design to happen. – hichris123 Feb 19 '14 at 2:31
  • @hichris123 I know it takes a while for the design, but it was in the 7 essential questions of every beta. If they put it in there, it must be somewhat important. – Anonymous Penguin Feb 19 '14 at 2:32
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    The 7 essential questions are kinda out of date... if you're bored there's some mSO questions on this. – hichris123 Feb 19 '14 at 2:33
  • @hichris123 Ouch... 4 years old, not updated, nor taken down? Whoops! Oh well it can spark some activity because lately the site has been slowing down... – Anonymous Penguin Feb 19 '14 at 2:35
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    This question appears to be off-topic because it is about an event years into the future. Also, as the 7 essential questions are no longer relevant at such an early stage. – asheeshr Feb 19 '14 at 14:16
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Just a few ideas I had:

  • Arduino color (HEX: 00979c, accent color: e34c00) We may have to get it cleared by Arduino itself, but SE is pretty well respected so I don't think that it will be that hard as long as we try to add a few key differences. The colors, however, are comforting for a user to see.
  • An Uno with a LED (blinking, maybe?). This is a symbolic "start" of Arduino knowledge, and might be a good symbol too new users. Animations might be annoying, maybe just two quick flashes at a page load? It might still be distracting but at least have the LED drawn on.

We should also think of names for the site... oh well, tomorrow!

I make a small little image here in GIMP:

Example Diagram

  • Take a look at Arqade site theme. Its got some elements of what you suggest. – asheeshr Feb 19 '14 at 4:20
  • If we were to have an LED blink on page load, it most definitely should be the on-board pin 13 LED. – The Guy with The Hat Feb 26 '14 at 23:02
  • @Guy Good point. However, I'm not going to mess with the design: it is still a bit off. We only got into public today. – Anonymous Penguin Feb 26 '14 at 23:10

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