Any insight how will AU looks with the new not-technically-black bar? IMHO the integration with Canonical's bar may put on-hold such change. How will the bar be integrated with the current UI?
I present to you one possible vision of bringing together the new StackExchange and Ask Ubuntu designs, Featuring:
- New Bar maintaining the designer's vision of a single color for all sites
- A gradual transition using Canonical Mid Aubergine, indicating a Mix of consumer and enterprise focus.
- The space above the bar is removed
- The dotted background is exchanged in favor of http://www.ubuntu.com - Textured gray
Although maybe it might look more like this:
With the current design and the current placement of the bar, although many have said the orange clashes it would probably be the least different.
A touch of Aubergine for a drop shadow?
It should be interesting to see what they come up with, maybe a new design altogether?
How about we really shake things up and make a Ubuntu Widget!
Giving quick links to all the sites available in the Ubuntu bar (maybe even limited updates to select sites).
There are two obvious possibilities:
^--- The StackExchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™ takes precedence.
^--- The Ubuntu bar takes precedence.
Now that the new SE top bar is live it appears that the dark color does not quite fit to the otherwise so nicely made design of our page.
Playing a bit with the colors a Canonical aubergine may feel more familiar:
Dark Aubergine #2C001E
Mid Aubergine #5E2750