As we approach Public Beta and possibly graduation, we should think ahead for the future for this site. A lot of graduated sites have cool features, like different badge logos and backgrounds. Let's start thinking about what we'd like our site to look like: please answer this question with ideas about stuff like badge icons, downvote/upvote buttons, color themes, even the background! All ideas are appreciated!

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  • Site designs come from Stack Exchange designers, not from the community. @senshin's answer is correct – durron597 Apr 29 '15 at 19:57

The site does not get a design until it is about to graduate. As things currently stand with the SE site-graduation process, this will not happen for years.

Yes, I know that the "The 7 Essential Meta Questions of Every Beta" thing linked above claims that "What should our logo and site design look like?" is an essential question. That is a baldfaced lie (at least, it is today; it made more sense in the early days of Area 51). Ignore it. No good comes of reading that blogpost.

Do not bother devoting any energy to the question of what the site design should look like at this point in time. Learn to love the generic beta site design. You'll be seeing a lot of it.

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  • Oh come on. At least we could get creative and think for the future. Don't be so negative about it. At least we have a plan in mind so when this site graduates, we could apply the changes we discussed... – Anthony Pham Apr 29 '15 at 19:04
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    @PythonMaster I mean, you can, but there's no point in doing so (what are the odds that the designers are going to take into account a low-population meta discussion from years ago when they design the site?), and there are more important things to be discussed. – senshin Apr 29 '15 at 19:09
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    @PythonMaster: It's waaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy too early to think graduated site design. It took about three years for Christianity to graduate, and there are older sites that are still in Beta. Even once we (C.SE) were ready for graduation, it took a couple months for Jin to develop and implement the design. We'll worry about the site design for this site in a few years, when it's actually important. – El'endia Starman Apr 29 '15 at 20:13
  • @PythonMaster If you want a site design now you can write a user script. – frеdsbend Apr 30 '15 at 23:10
  • Today is 2018 and I don't see the "beta" in the logo. Does this mean this is the time to think about it? – Ooker Mar 9 '18 at 9:18

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