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If there's something that requires no more proof and verification, it is how Jin is incredibly awesome beyond any level of human understanding when it comes to design. So the questions is, can we expect a bit of nice eye candy on SO as well?

Sometimes the rude programmer enjoys a bit of comfort.

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"Jin is incredibly awesome ... when it comes to design" [citation needed] –  XMLbog Oct 13 '10 at 20:45
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How about I just downvote you instead? Ah, whom am I kidding? You're noisy and pointless too. –  XMLbog Oct 13 '10 at 20:51
    
She says she's a webguy. –  Lance Roberts Oct 13 '10 at 20:51
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@Stefano, @Jin isn't a she... –  Rebecca Chernoff Oct 13 '10 at 20:52
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Also I really can't stand Jin's gravatar. What is with all of those lines? They make no sense. –  XMLbog Oct 13 '10 at 20:54
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[ Some info about Jin, including a photo. ](blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/07/…) –  Peter Ajtai Oct 13 '10 at 20:55
    
Eye candy? They should convince the Canonical guy to chip in. AskUbuntu makes my mouth water... –  Shog9 Oct 13 '10 at 20:59
    
@Toronto Maybe you should read this –  Marco Ceppi Oct 13 '10 at 21:10
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@Marco Maybe you should gander at Toronto's gravatar. –  Grace Note Oct 13 '10 at 21:14
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Why is this being closed? It is a very relevant question. Now that they have a full-time (presumably) developer, will we see some enhancements to the SO UI? –  jjnguy Oct 13 '10 at 21:27
    
I thought it was a female name. I beg pardon, but that's regardless of the point. HIS designs are incredible and I personally think it's time for a redesign of stackoverflow. When I see webapps, or webmasters, and then switch back to SO, I get sad :( –  Stefano Borini Oct 13 '10 at 21:28
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Redesign it because it's mostly good and has been improving on a regular basis? That makes no sense. –  XMLbog Oct 13 '10 at 21:30
    
@Toronto: not from the graphical point of view. I mean, do the comparison. take SO and take webmasters or webapps. They are on totally different levels. –  Stefano Borini Oct 13 '10 at 21:33
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@Stefano: The differences are superficial. –  XMLbog Oct 13 '10 at 21:40
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i don't understand why this is closed either. I've always thought SO was pretty ugly, and seeing how much better the interface can look just reinforces it. –  Kip Oct 28 '10 at 23:42

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up vote 6 down vote accepted

According to Jin's comments on Twitter, this one is informally planned (let's give it 6-8 weeks):

Joel tweeted:

http://photo.stackexchange.com/ has an awesome new design

I replied:

@spolsky i agree! any chance M?S[OFU] will get the @jzy treatment? They're a bit boring... Stack Overflow redesign?

Jin replied:

@kipthegreat eventually

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it may be longer than 6-8 weeks, I honestly don't know. Right now I'm focusing on the new SE sites. While I think SOFU could use some form enhancements, function wise it's excellent. This isn't a site that's to win design competitions, and for its purpose, it's quite successful. I think what you and Stefano want is a bit more visual polish, which I do plan to do eventually. But when I do, it won't be a major makeover. I may make incremental tweaks, this way it'd lessen the common anxiety found in most major site's redesigns. Maybe redesign isn't the right word, more like a "re-align." –  Jin Nov 3 '10 at 5:00
    
@Jin: "6-8 weeks" is a running joke on meta, not to be taken literally, but meaning something more like "sometime in the near or distant future maybe." but thanks for the feedback! here's a description of the "6-8 weeks" meme: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/19478/the-many-memes-of-meta/… –  Kip Nov 3 '10 at 13:21
    
@Jin : thank you! and a big raspberry to the downvoters :P –  Stefano Borini Nov 3 '10 at 23:18
    
3 Years later... :P –  Ian Carroll Apr 16 '13 at 0:09

IMHO, I'd much rather have a functional site than eye candy. Besides, this site is designed better than 99.999% of all the other sites on the World Wide Web, both in function and appearance.

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ok, but if you can have both, why not ? –  Stefano Borini Oct 13 '10 at 21:36
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You can't have both. Until RockHardAwesome grows up. Maybe. –  Uphill Luge Oct 13 '10 at 22:46
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@Hans: what ?... –  Stefano Borini Oct 14 '10 at 7:40
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So every other SE site is non-functional? –  Kip Oct 28 '10 at 23:44

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