I actually want to do a dark theme as well, and I figured there would be demand for it. However, before starting that project it's imperative we work out all the bugs and optimize the code in the base theme first. Additionally, if we make a dark theme we have to also make sure that any graphics we put on the site will also work with a dark theme. It is not really "easy to do", and it's not a top priority, but I will do my best.
At least I know who to reach out to for feedback ;)
(Dec. 15, 2016 12:50 PM)2KOOL4SKOOL Wrote: Sorry to say but this new site is HORRIBLE!!
It does not look as approachable or user friendly, everything seems plain. Yes its more modern and clean but it does not look good at all. The colour is too white/blue.
I hope the future dark theme will be more suitable for you, although I don't think there's much unusual about a website that is white and blue. (Our orange accent, however, remains pretty unique!)
Additionally, this is just our first release; we will continue improving the site's design from now till forever, and we definitely think some sections of the site could be a little more energetic looking haha. But to say that the new design is less user-friendly isn't true, and we took significant steps in making the site more
This is the first time ever that the site is actually fully functional for everyone that visits it regardless of the device they use (uh, current bugs notwithstanding). More and more members are accessing worldbeyblade.org from mobile devices, and that number is sure to skyrocket once Burst brings in more fans worldwide — many of whom may have only used touchscreen devices!
We also know that device usage varies by country, e.g. members in India are more likely to access the site from a mobile device, and that we needed a navigation structure that's easy to understand. That's why it was imperative for us to deliver a version of the site that works seamlessly across all devices, including mobile site navigation that feels native to a mobile device.
That's not the only thing we did, of course — the navigation structure is much simpler and overall there's a feeling of there just being a mess of stuff on the screen
than before. But it's not like there isn't a ton of room for improvement, so feel free to share specific feedback on how we can make the site more usable! (Although it might fit better here.