👋 I'm Simon, a designer at Stack Overflow and I've been working on designing a theme for this community!

Your site design

As mentioned in our first post - below you'll find the site design I came up with based on your original ideas for Philosophy.

For this theme, I wanted to go back to philosophy's roots with a few inspirations from Ancient Greece. Hoping this still translates well into today's modern view of philosophy? If not, let us know!

Color scheme

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The palette uses calming colours of blue, white, grey and brown. Characterizing the sky, clouds, stone and earth.


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I wonder what you all think this logo represent? Leave a comment with your thoughts!


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The Phi greek letter seemed like the perfect choice for an icon.

Page Design

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Home and question page design with serif font

Special pages illustrations.

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From left to right:

  • Page not found: "We're sorry, we couldn't find the page you requested."
  • Human verification: "Are you a human being?"
  • Error: "Oops! Something Bad Happened!"

We hope you enjoy this design, but if something doesn’t feel right, now is your chance to share your feedback. This window for feedback will be open one week. We will then work to incorporate feedback as best as we can, finalize things on our end, and lastly, deliver the design to your site.

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    Thanks, Simon -- beautiful work!
    – Joseph Weissman Mod
    Jun 29 at 23:14
  • This is surprisingly good. Jul 7 at 18:26
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    I will probably always read the title as philphsophy, but then that’s probably just me.
    – Wrzlprmft
    Jul 12 at 9:29
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    @Wrzlprmft It is not just you, he's using a capital letter Phi, after all :D
    – Philip Klöcking Mod
    Jul 19 at 10:08
  • hmm, the phi letter there makes me think dirty
    – Ooker
    Jul 19 at 10:21
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    This is a masterpiece!! Jul 27 at 11:24


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