I checked out Askubuntu recently, and they really have a nice design. This invokes jealousy :) and a primal need to have something better ( on epic proportions ) for Unix SE.

So I have a nice multi-part question:

  • Where and how will the site design fit into the "beta to public proccess"?

  • Once we have a design, is it fixed, or can we make changes to it?

  • Does anyone have any ideas to share? Seeing some mockups will really be cool :D

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    You really like the askubuntu-design? I think it is eyehurtingly awful!
    – fschmitt
    Commented Oct 22, 2010 at 11:10
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    well... I don't want anything like their design, but I like the fact that they got a design :)....
    – Stefan
    Commented Oct 22, 2010 at 11:25
  • We are very proud of our design! Commented Dec 4, 2010 at 8:36

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Some sites have had a meta question looking for design ideas, some haven't. It looks like at some point Jin posts his draft design on meta (Web Applications, Gaming, Webmasters, Cooking) asking for feedback, and goes through a few revisions. I imagine it will be harder to get the design changed once it's actually in place, but pretty easy when it's still being figured out


Bear in mind, though, that public launches only happen when the site has sufficient traction.


Based on the current stats


unix/linux has a ways to grow still. As always, please continue to share great questions and answers!

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    and that our traction was shot in the foot by ubuntu not being a unix or linux Commented Oct 24, 2010 at 19:59
  • @xeno that's the problem with democracy -- sometimes the people make stupid decisions :P Commented Oct 24, 2010 at 20:28
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    @Jeff though I would hardly describe this as a democracy, no offense. One democratic decision does not a democracy make. Commented Oct 24, 2010 at 20:35
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    @xeno how far down the semantics wormhole do you want to go? Is there a perfect democracy, anywhere? Commented Oct 24, 2010 at 20:37
  • That's what I like about comments, you can say that it was - in retrospect - a bad decision justified with an unfortunate non-random poll.
    – msw
    Commented Nov 3, 2010 at 13:26
  • @xeno: so, do you know of any actual democracies? I think Debian might be one...
    – SamB
    Commented Dec 20, 2010 at 1:21
  • @SamB no, and idk if debian is for sure one... simply because I don't think debian users get to make decisions... only the developers do IIRC. Commented Dec 20, 2010 at 1:28

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