A little more color?..

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  1. Nickpetrou profile image74
    Nickpetrouposted 5 years ago

    I'm a new Hubber and I must confess I'm starting to like it here. The Hubpages community has a nice vibe ,plenty of interaction between members and a whole lot of new things to learn and explore through an immense variety of hubs.
    My only suggestion (so far) would probably be to see more color on Hubpages , a more lively and vibrant overall design. I know it's a lot to ask since the current design works just fine and it would also mean quite a lot of effort and work on behalf of the staff, but it's just a suggestion.
    Thank you for your time and keep up the good work!

    1. HubPages profile imageSTAFF
      HubPagesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the suggestion, Nickpetrou! We would like to work on the color aspect of our site, though it might take us a while to get there, as we would prefer to address a site redesign as more of a cohesive project (which will take a lot of time).
      I'll still bring this up in this week's community meeting to see if our team has anything to add though. Thanks again. big_smile
      [EDIT: Simone Smith here- just logged in to the HubPages account while working on the Learning Center.]

      1. Nickpetrou profile image74
        Nickpetrouposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Wow, that was quick!
        Thank you very much for your attention.

        1. Simone Smith profile image92
          Simone Smithposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Hey again Nickpetrou! When I brought this up in today's community meeting, it came out that the reason we have chosen the colors we presently use is that they were most likely to not clash with the wide variety of Hub subjects and styles that exist on our site. Our job is to showcase Hubbers' material, not try to overshadow it. So for now, it looks like we'll be sticking with our present color scheme, though as we design purely-controlled pages, we shall certainly make an effort to incorporate color. smile

          1. Nickpetrou profile image74
            Nickpetrouposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Hi! Thank you very much for the detailed explanation and I see your point. I appreciate the fact that my suggestion was brought up in the meeting ,it feels nice to know that there is always someone above listening!
            Have a nice day and many thanks again!

          2. yarddog2k profile image59
            yarddog2kposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            I hate to butt-in on another hubber's Q and A, but I suggest a platform where each author can choose their own color schemes. Would that be possible without a radical script change to HubPages?

            1. Marisa Wright profile image98
              Marisa Wrightposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              You're not butting in - this is not a Q&A, it's an open forum! 

              This suggestion has been made many times.  The problem with allowing different colour schemes is that HubPages is not a collection of blogs - it's a cohesive online magazine.  Most readers browse around Hubs in their subject of interest without ever noticing that each article is written by a different author.  If each Hub had different backgrounds and colours it would spoil that effect.

              1. WryLilt profile image89
                WryLiltposted 5 years agoin reply to this


                I have to say that sites like Squidoo, with a huge range of colours and big, bold in your face borders and wild colours hurt my eyes.

                Hubs are all similar, easy to read because of their "news style" look and any images you add grab the eye, instead of being overwhelmed by huge colour blocks everywhere else. Looks more professional imo.

  2. profile image0
    delleaposted 5 years ago

    I agree with WryLilt, too much flashy color would take away from the readability of the overall site. My primary web site is a WordPress blog using a slightly modified "2010 theme" and all of my readers there really enjoy my posts, they aren't distracted by over-hyped and over-colored theme sets.


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