Hi all. I'm Jin, and I'll be working on the designs for the Stack Exchange sites as they graduate from the beta phase. Each site will have its own unique theme that will reflect its topic. However, all sites will share quite a bit of common elements so they feel like they're part of the Stack Exchange family.
I'm in the very early stage of brainstorming for design concepts of the Android.SE's official theme. I want to pitch some of my ideas to the community before I start t designing.
Overall look and feel: modern, clean and minimalist. The site should feel similar to the user interface elements found in most Android phones.
Use the Android robot as favicon or part of the header image, since we're allowed to use it legally.
Color scheme: white with black, yellow and green accent colors. Green from the Android Robot (#A4C639)
Typography: I'd like to use Droid Sans as the header and body text(via @font-face). However I need to make sure the font renders smoothly at a smaller size on Windows.
Please let me know what you think. Also feel free to post your own ideas. One thing I need to stress is that I'd like to focus on ONE overall look and feel. For now I feel the modern and slick one works well, since it represents Android UI. Feel free to disagree, but explain your argument.
Here are some of my questions for smaller details:
What should the tag and badge treatment be?
What should be used for the 404/error/captcha page images? I'm thinking about using the Android Robot for these, to keep a whimsical theme.
What are some of the Android related sites out there that you like(design wise). I've looked at quite a few, but haven't found any that stands out for me. Keep in mind, while I want the our site to look "Android-ish," but it's also important to give this community a distinct identity.
That's all, thanks!