Your site looks a bit different today. Yes, we are getting rid of the 'Sketchy' look and replacing it with a more-polished and finished design for sites in beta.

You can read more about the redesign of our Beta theme on our blog entry.

Please note: This will not affect your "graduation" status in any way. When your site is due for graduation, it will get its final(real) site design and branding.

If you're still seeing the old favicon, please do a hard browser refresh. (Although sometimes it may take Chrome a while to load the new image).

If you see any CSS or styling issues, please report it in this post I created on Meta Stack Overflow. It will be easier for me to track all the bug reports there.

  • $\begingroup$ I like the old version better... the "graph paper" look seemed to work well with our theme: computational science. $\endgroup$
    – Paul
    Mar 24, 2012 at 2:36
  • $\begingroup$ @Paul we liked Sketchy, it certainly serve some Beta sites better than the others, but not all. When this site is ready to graduate, I'll design a final theme for it. $\endgroup$
    – Jin
    Mar 24, 2012 at 2:38
  • $\begingroup$ @Jin Hi, Jin, just out of curiosity, how to tell an SE site is about to graduate? $\endgroup$
    – Shuhao Cao
    Mar 24, 2012 at 18:18
  • $\begingroup$ @Jon our community team evaluates if a Beta site should graduate, then they contact me. I then will present a design mock on a Beta site's Meta to the users. $\endgroup$
    – Jin
    Mar 24, 2012 at 19:31
  • $\begingroup$ It's very...pale. $\endgroup$
    – Fomite
    Mar 29, 2012 at 23:52


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