Change D's brand color to blue.

IGotD- nise at
Mon Jan 13 15:00:10 UTC 2020

On Monday, 13 January 2020 at 13:33:49 UTC, tsbockman wrote:
> 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. ;-)

I totally agree. The D community should focus first on bugfixing 
and developing the agreed upon improvements/features. To be 
honest, I never reflected on the color of this site and it 
doesn't bother me at all. What bothers me more is when the 
documentation is out of date or insufficient.

Also, if there were any change to site I would first try to 
create a real forum with modern features rather than the old 
archaic news group interface like it was the 1990s.

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