Hi Future Timeline,
Long time lurker, first time poster.
First I'd like say thanks for existing I've been following this site on and off for the last 4 years, it's always been a great place to pick up on upcoming technologies and predictions.
A particular point I've often appreciated has been the provision of relevant links and references to the material presented. This has always made the site seem legitimate and professional.
My opinion isn't worth much, given my 100% lack of credibility. Nonetheless, I was disconcerted to find that the new look of the website (forum exempt) now resembles the many 'garbage' information sites out there and lacks the professional lustre it once had.
I know this is a harsh opinion, and that a lot of work has doubtlessly gone into the redesign. It's just unfortunate to see a site I once so highly respected taking on the appearance of a gossip/garbage website, the likes of which you'd only normally see if you had clicked on an ad that you would normally avoid.
A couple of specifics:
- Large empty spaces. Everywhere. Exhausting to look at and scroll through.
- Uninspiring colour palette. White, pale blue. Everywhere.
- Very large font sizing used for Headers throughout the site.
- Very large Timeline, Blog and Resources Tabs on the Homepage.
- The main animated logo. It looks like something I would have produced early in High-School.
A meeting half way solution could be to provide a theme changer at the top of the website.
All this may sound like I have a foot up my ass. But I'm just being straight up honest.
As a technical artist myself, I appreciate feedback on my work. It's up to you to decide if the feedback is worth anything.
I don't normally post on anything on the net, as I prefer to remain an observer. It's just in this one case that my disappointment has overcome my willingness to adapt.
I'm a past web designer myself with 4 yrs now in the vfx feature film industry. Just to sort-of let you now where this user's head's at.
Thanks for hearing me out. Here's cheering for the advancement of this website in all the best ways.