I’m Phoebe, the product designer working on the site theme for the Writing community.
As mentioned in our first post – below you'll find the site design I came up with based on your original ideas for the Writing Stack Exchange site. After researching and reading through your ideas, I’m excited to share a draft of the new site theme. Thank you for being patient with us.
I chose muted neutrals reminiscent of parchment papers, as I wanted colors that were easy on the eyes when reading through longer passages of text.
Header, footer, favicon
The header contains imagery representing different mediums that writing may occur in.
For the main favicon, I chose the imagery with the thought bubble as I thought that a common thread between all forms of writing is starting with the ideation process. I didn’t want to choose any imagery that over-indexed on a particular form of writing, but I’m open to any suggestions here.
We hope you enjoy this design, but if something doesn’t feel right, now is your chance to share your feedback. This window for feedback will be open for one week. We will then work to incorporate feedback as best as we can, finalize things on our end, and lastly, deliver the design to your site.