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Good news everyone, it was discussed on the Stack Exchange podcast, and we now have a site design. This should be rolling out as soon as we can get the design spec converted into workable CSS.

Completed layout:

If you have any comments before this is finalized, please let me know.

Design contributed by Stack Exchange user HarryCBurn.

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    $\begingroup$ Better than most sites, great work! :D $\endgroup$
    – bjb568
    Jul 7 '15 at 21:08
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    $\begingroup$ WTF?!!?!!??!! :D $\endgroup$
    – nicael
    Jul 7 '15 at 21:12
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    $\begingroup$ Also, it should be [featured], not [status-bydesign] $\endgroup$
    – nicael
    Jul 7 '15 at 21:12
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    $\begingroup$ @bjb Thanks! It took several hours for me to craft my masterpiece. $\endgroup$
    – HarryCBurn
    Jul 7 '15 at 21:19
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    $\begingroup$ ...what? No unicorns?! $\endgroup$
    – voretaq7
    Jul 7 '15 at 21:21
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    $\begingroup$ @vore I felt like the unicorns (which were now removed) added too much fun to an otherwise extremely, extremely, serious site. $\endgroup$
    – HarryCBurn
    Jul 7 '15 at 21:23
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    $\begingroup$ I couldn't find anything in the podcast which mentioned Aviation.SE. Do you know the time stamp? Does this mean that we've graduated? ;-) $\endgroup$
    – Lnafziger
    Jul 7 '15 at 21:38
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    $\begingroup$ @Lnafziger was listening to it on livestream. I'll post a link when the recording is released, for posterity sake. $\endgroup$ Jul 7 '15 at 21:40
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    $\begingroup$ I will be the happiest man alive if this is implemented. It won't, but it should be. $\endgroup$
    – HarryCBurn
    Jul 7 '15 at 21:49
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    $\begingroup$ Well, no oftense great design but it is hard to make the site looks SERIOUS with this. Again, i welcome all new ideas ;) $\endgroup$
    – vasin1987
    Jul 8 '15 at 10:15
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    $\begingroup$ @vasin1987 Are you saying serious? These sorts of designs have become a trend on other SE sites! For example... meta.opensource.stackexchange.com/a/387/69 $\endgroup$
    – Zizouz212
    Jul 15 '15 at 2:13
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    $\begingroup$ @HarryCBurn Nice job on the design! I may have to see about getting you to design my next snailplane. $\endgroup$
    – user9554
    Aug 5 '15 at 20:07
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    $\begingroup$ @snail Hah! Sure, but my services don't come cheap! $\endgroup$
    – HarryCBurn
    Aug 6 '15 at 14:28
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    $\begingroup$ I simply need this piece for my collection... How much do you want for it? Three million? $\endgroup$
    – Jojodmo
    Jul 6 '16 at 5:14
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As the author of the work, I can offer a harsh (although biased) opinion on the matter.

The piece speaks to me, in that the singular turbine, whilst inhibiting flight, can both continue to fly, progressing through issues as Aviation.SE does.

Similarly, I feel as though the "Kneawwww" text also contributes to one of the main aspects of the site: free speech in a controlled way. This also shows the hand-crafted network through the hand-written text.

The whole feel of the picture shows the running motifs of AV.SE, and should be used as prime promotional material for not only AV.SE, but also for the SE network in general.

Thanks for reading my critic!

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    $\begingroup$ can you make the logo pop? $\endgroup$
    – Jin
    Jul 7 '15 at 21:13
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    $\begingroup$ Will edit when I have the time ;p $\endgroup$
    – HarryCBurn
    Jul 7 '15 at 21:19
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    $\begingroup$ @Jin I know a guy who can do prints on mylar balloons. You're on your own for inflating it until it pops :-) $\endgroup$
    – voretaq7
    Jul 7 '15 at 21:22
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    $\begingroup$ (no offence) but a so less serious design might deceive new users about the strict moderation exercised here, and cause an increase in low-quality posts. $\endgroup$
    – anshabhi
    Jul 11 '15 at 8:15
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    $\begingroup$ I don't really expect new users to devote their time in understanding "Kneawwww". $\endgroup$
    – anshabhi
    Jul 11 '15 at 8:16
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    $\begingroup$ @gochobot When will they learn, dammit? $\endgroup$
    – HarryCBurn
    Jul 11 '15 at 18:33
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    $\begingroup$ Can you make the blue a little more blue. $\endgroup$
    – Jamiec Mod
    Nov 27 '15 at 14:17
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I think that on the 4th of July, the Aviation.SE airplane should crash into the Arqade mothership.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PirVtiJuvDs

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Looks good, I approve.

Perfection

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  • $\begingroup$ Is that photoshop or is that real? $\endgroup$
    – Zizouz212
    Jul 12 '15 at 13:29
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    $\begingroup$ @Zizouz212 It's real, I just edited things through "Inspect Elements" in Firefox. $\endgroup$
    – fooot Mod
    Jul 12 '15 at 18:45
  • $\begingroup$ Sorry, but I don't. $\endgroup$
    – anshabhi
    Jul 14 '15 at 15:11
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    $\begingroup$ @ans If I could downvote a comment, I would! The design is clearly amazing. $\endgroup$
    – HarryCBurn
    Aug 5 '15 at 16:27

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