As LAM becomes an ever more social site for those living life after Mormonism, I am ever aiming to design and layout the site with that in mind. Below are some example layouts that I am exploring for LAM's appearance change for the next quarter and beyond. Also new with this change (not shown) will be a new and revamped activity feed with instant status update appearance and inline commenting (similar to Facebook's news feed). The new activity feed will be implemented weather I change the general appearance or not. Please vote on which you like best and any comments you may have about it or anything else regarding the layout and appearance of LAM (click image to see full size).
A - Classic Blue
B - Classic White
I think I prefer B.
Here are my initial reactions to each:
A - Looks like Myspace (*cringe*).
B - Elements are easily distinguishable (without the overkill). Margins make it feel distinctive.
C - Dull, impersonal
D - Not as bad as A or C, but feels like Blogspot circa 2005.
Classic Black and thanks for your hard work.
I still like D better in terms of the header