We are planning a cosmetic change to College Confidential that should be live on Monday, February 22. I’ll have more details at that point, but the bottom line is the functionality of the forums will be unchanged. One goal of these changes is to prepare for improvements on other parts of the site:
Those portions of the site will also be updated next week.
Having been involved in many site design updates, I’ve learned that:
- Most changes are a shock for a week or two before becoming the new normal.
- Professional designers put a lot of thought and expertise into their work. They care about how the site looks, obviously, but they also consider how it functions for a wide range of users.
- Community feedback is most useful for edge cases that designers might not have noticed.
Again, I’ll have more details next week. I’m excited about the change, but I also know it could be surprising, which is why I’m letting you all know early.