Change D's brand color to blue.

tsbockman thomas.bockman at
Mon Jan 13 13:33:49 UTC 2020

On Monday, 13 January 2020 at 11:57:26 UTC, Chris Katko wrote:
>  - Fix bugs (and improve documentation) that pushes away 
> newcomers

I'd like to add "finish half-baked features" and "improve 
tooling" to that point, as well. In the long run, the last few 
years' work to make the GC precise (that is, not leak memory) and 
truly optional (via making betterC usable for mere mortals), nail 
down the semantics of shared, implement scope, improve @safe, 
etc. will help D's reputation far more than changing the color of 
the website ever could.

I think people on the D forums are always trying to blame D's 
lack of success on "marketing problems", but reading outside 
discussion it's clear to me that most people who have tried and 
rejected D did so because of bugs, unfinished features, and/or 
poor tooling. The ones who've heard of D and rejected it without 
trying it have done so because someone else told them about these 
problems, or because they're opposed to D's perceived dependence 
on a GC.

If D has a marketing problem, I think it's mainly that a lot (but 
far from all) of the issues that have frustrated people who tried 
it out in the past have actually been fixed, but the world has 
moved on and many don't realize how massively better D is today 
compared to 5 or 10 years ago in practice, even though it hasn't 
changed that much in concept.

TLDR; I like the classic red branding. ;-)

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