Thanks to lots of hard work on the part of Viv, FWD/Forward has a new look, as you can probably tell!
As with all projects of this nature, it’s hard to tell how things will work out until we set them loose in the wild. So, it’s important to note that things are still very much in the tweaking phase. Adjustments will continue to be made over the following days as we see how the site behaves when people actually interact with it, and this means that what you are seeing right now is not the final, set in stone version of FWD’s look.
This is where y’all come in.
If you notice something that looks/feels wonky, please let us know, either in comments here, or in an email to admin at disabledfeminists dot com. Please note your browser and operating system so we have a starting point for figuring out what is going wrong and why. If you can take a screenshot and send it along to document exactly what you are seeing, so much the better. If not, don’t worry! We still want to read your bug report!
If you identify accessibility issues with the site (anything which makes FWD harder for you to interact with is an accessibility issue), please let us know. One of the things we are in the process of doing right now, for example, is tweaking the colours in the top navigation bar to make them more visible and higher contrast. We are also aware that, inevitably, there are some conflicts with accessibility issues; what makes the site easier for one person makes it harder for another, and we are trying to strike a balance which will not exclude anyone. One of the exciting things about the new look is that we have greater configurability, including, eventually, the ability to set up a theme switcher which will allow readers to switch between dark on light/light on dark versions of the theme.
We hope that you like the new look as much as we do; the old one was, believe it or not, temporary!