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So I've just visited the superuser.com beta site and I must say I really like the color schemes and the way everything are so light and bright and just get out of the way for most things.

I feels like, why didn't StackOverflow use that scheme?

Which site, in the SO trilogy, do you like best design-wise?

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Logic would dictate that this question should only have 4 answers, not 6... but then again, when is anything that should be dictated by logic actually dictated by logic? =) –  gnostradamus Jul 16 '09 at 19:34
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Should be CW perhaps? (not that I care, personally) –  David Z Jul 16 '09 at 21:38
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And none of those 6 answers were suggesting the serverfault site. –  Ola Eldøy Jul 17 '09 at 14:41

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I really like grayscale and bleak, sad themes, so for me, it's meta.

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+1 - anything else just looks to garish ;) –  ChrisF Jul 16 '09 at 19:25
    
Yay, more drab! –  Tom Hawtin - tackline Jul 16 '09 at 23:18

I like the vibrant colors of Super User.

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Agreed. Although it does tend to remind me a lot of the color schemes used by your typical web2.0 apps –  TheTXI Jul 16 '09 at 16:31
    
@TheTXI Really web2.0 .... but other sites just feel like Jeff hacked it from the default ASP.NET MVC template ... not really give it a proper scheme –  chakrit Jul 16 '09 at 16:57
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aigh. It hurts my eyes to look at it. I can;t leave that browser window open too long –  tim Jul 16 '09 at 19:58

The Best is StackOverflow.

  • Meta is too sad.
  • SuperUser is too blue.
  • ServerFault have good look, but I like orange. :)

Color schema at Meta has lot of common with Jeffs opinion on meta discusion, I think. :) http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/001282.html

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For some reason, I just imagined the Meta logo crying grey tears ;) –  Lucas Jones Jul 16 '09 at 16:14

I think superuser has the nicest general appearance. Unfortunately, if falls down in a few edge cases and where it fails, it fails spectacularly.

So at the moment I have to vote the original SO. But maybe by the end of the week superuser will have it.

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I agree that SU needs a few more days of polish before the playing field is level. And at that point people might changes their opinion. –  Timothy Carter Jul 16 '09 at 16:15

It's got to be SO. The easiest on the eye. Clearly differentiated new, answered and accepted questions. I feel like other are missing this with SU's blue being too bright and hard to read.

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And for the 8% of mostly male customers who have some form of colour blindness... they're different?

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do you mean form? –  Rich Seller Jul 16 '09 at 19:38
    
Depends on what "colour" is blinded ... –  chakrit Jul 16 '09 at 21:13
    
@Rich: thanks and fixed. @chakrit: probably enough to spoil the effect –  gbn Jul 17 '09 at 13:21

I like the dashed (should that be dashing?) serverfault boxes.

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I LOVE Super User's site and design, that is the best. the colors match well, and the logo is awesome.

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