｜Please be civil on this thread｜
I know that we were all probably taken aback by the design overhaul. However, seeing as a complete reversal is highly unlikely, I am, as a fellow user curious to know what other people take away from this change and if some positives can be acknowledged for the developers to bring back to the drawing board for cultivation and what needs to scrapped to the greatest extent possible.
Although I do agree with the majority that I enjoyed the old design more and that a toggle for each layout would definitely be preferred at this point, I am never strictly opposed to ambitous overhauls like this one.
The issue here I think is that that the new layout appeals to younger users (and I most definitely support getting younger people into language learning!), But seeing as the user base, I assume, is mostly out of elementary school, the new design kind of misses the target.
However, Regardless of outcome, I think I speak for most people when I say that some sort of update, like a message prompt upon log-in, a Twitter announcement, or perhaps even an e-mail informing users of the change is in order when something like this is executed. I couldn’t help but feel somewhat uneasy logging in without any real sense of what was going on.