We will be rolling out a new, fully re-factored and redesigned login & signup pathway on Meta tomorrow morning, just missing Marc's estimate of 6-8 weeks back in October.
As many of you are aware, our current design has been around for years. To keep everything secure, we had to use iframes and redirect users to openID.stackexchange.com during parts of our sign-up process.
We've known for quite a while where we wanted to take the design, but we were waiting on SSL functionality to make it work.
What you'll find in the new version:
- End to end SSL
- A simplified design placing the services that 95% of our users need front and center ( Don't worry, all of the old services are still there. Except MyOpenID. It's still dead.)
- No more redirects to openID.stackexchange.com for email verification or account recovery
- Shorter, and separate, pathways for signup and login that don't use iframes.
We hope this new design will be easier and less confusing for new users and quicker for existing users.
Since this is a full refactor, it's likely we've missed some edge cases during internal testing. We would be very appreciative if you guys could kick the tires a little and let us know if something doesn't look right.
Please post requests and bug reports in this thread until we rollout network wide.
The new login and signup pages have now been rolled out on Meta - do your worst!