I'm aware that a lot of you probably don't read the sporadic blog posts
I add to the site. Over the past few months I've been detailing my plans and examples of a new Nexus site design that is going to be rolled out soon (tm).
Rather than throw this at you without any warning I just wanted to post up this little article to give you a heads up, to show you what I'm going to be moving the sites over to, waylay some fears, and take on as much feedback as possible.
The new site design can be seen here
for TESNexus. It's using live data and you can actually use the site as a replacement for TESNexus from now until the move over as all the main functionality (viewing files, downloading files, adding files, images, etc. etc.) is working on the site.
This new design is the first step in a long line of updates coming to the network designed to make everything better. It's the first, necessary move in a long line of scheduled improvements to the network from the ground up. All the functionality that you like is still going to be here, but I don't think there's one area that isn't going to be touched in the coming months. And maybe best of all the connection errors you might be getting at peak times will be a thing of the past soon enough.
In regards to timing I'm actually going to be doing a little bit of travelling for the next few weeks, catching up with friends and handling some other affairs, but I'm aiming for an end of August switch-over to this new design on all the Nexus sites. It's not going to be an "either/or" scenario where you can choose which design you want to use, it's going to be a straight switch to the new design. The old design is going to the gutter where it belongs.
I've actually been pleasantly surprised by most of the feedback that has been offered from users posting on my blog posts in regards to the new design and I've been listening to your concerns and either made or planned to make some changes based on the feedback I've received. If you don't like something or think something can be improved then I'm all ears, but if you just don't like it, period, then there's not much I'm going to be able to do for you.
If you're interested in the design process, the reasoning behind it and my plans for the Nexus's future then I'd recommend catching up on my blog posts
. I don't post often, but when I do it tends to be an essay, so I hope you like reading!