Greeting fellow travelers! If you haven’t noticed, the Skyrim Fansite has been given a brand new look. Everything from the color scheme to the logo has been redesigned with the readers in mind. While I always liked the original dark, “grunge” look of the website, the design wasn’t the best when it came to accessing information and reading posts and pages. White letters against a black background might have looked cool, giving the website a certain gritty flavor, but it was hard on the eyes when it came to reading — and being able to read the articles and information on the site really is the point, isn’t it? Without realizing it, function was sacrificed for style, and for a while I got away with increasing the size of the font and performing other feats of enchantment to help the situation, but after hearing useful suggestions from you and going on gut instinct, I finally decided that now was the perfect time to redesign everything from the ground up.
For starters, I lightened things up quite a bit. Grays and light textures have replaced the original site’s oppressive blacks. In conjunction I implemented a new theme that makes accessing and reading blog posts much more natural and easier on the eyes. I then scrapped the old logo and implemented a new one (thanks Julia!) that coordinates perfectly with the website’s colors and style. I really like the improvement so far, and I hope you do as well.
But I’m not stopping there…
To top things off I decided to completely redo the Skyrim wallpaper section, add a Skyrim Fan Gallery, and include a section on how to mod the game (more on these changes in later). Quite honestly the entire process is turning out to be more work than I originally envisioned, but I believe the end results are far worth it, and will serve all of us well into the future.
More changes are in the works! Some big, and some little. So stick around, and tell me what you think.