Rooted trees are pretty ubiquitous in all kinds of computer science, both theoretical and applied.
You can find plenty of applications of rooted trees e.g. in the context of algorithms and data structures, automata theory, computational complexity theory, computational geometry, programming language theory, formal methods, artificial intelligence, computer ...
Left-aligned, breaking before the sidebar
Even with left-alignment, we may not want titled to flow over the sidebar:
Reproduce by combinging text-align : left; with padding : 8px 320px 11px 20px; on div#question-header.
I like the background. It's abstract yet aesthetic (I guess 70's wallpapers are back?). I for one can believe to see remnants of a (very complicated) Venn diagram, which I appreciate.
The logo I like for all the reasons stated over at Jukka's proposal. It's clean, it's iconic, it's CS, and it symbolizes many qualities of CS. The gaps ...
Many sites have voting buttons that complement the overall site identity. Some notable examples are Academia, Arquade, and Christianity. I feel site identity would be strengthened by slightly altering the voting buttons (without going overboard) to match the theme of trees and nodes. If you feel it won't be confusing, you can try something ...
My second concern, the gold looking like "less" than the silver could be addressed by given the root more edges:
Now they have equally many edges, and gold clearly is the root.
(I left the stub lengths longer than I prefer, because another answer deals with that. This is about the number of stubs on the gold badge.)
I never would have thought I'd say this, but I really like the colour scheme. I never would have chosen it, but it reminded me that blue-green is important in computing history. If you didn't want your 1960s computing equipment to be grey, blue-green was the most popular other colour that you could get it in.
And, of course, let's not forget...
Seems like a Turing Machine visualisation, as @jmite suggested, isn't going to be popular. Also, I'm possibly not the best person to suggest it given my recent arrival at this community. However, here are two draft turing machine visualisation logos:
It's based on this:
From my perspective, computer science (as an academic field) embodies two concepts maybe more than any other, and does so maybe more than any other discipline: problem-solving by reduction and abstraction.
Reduction is about breaking apart a problem, identifying easier subproblems (maybe but not necessarily recursive) whose solutions can be combined or ...
Graphs and/or automata are nice and visual, and seem to be pretty on-topic here.
A visualization of a Turing Machine would be fitting
Lambda terms are risky, because people might come with functional-programming questions rather than languages-theory questions.
Just a minor comment. I like the badges noted as nodes in a tree in the user's overview, but why not make the silver badge a internal node with two children, and why have all arcs pointing in the same direction?
We need something which brings computer science to mind and
is distinguishable from other related things like
computer programming, electronics, ...
So what concept capture computer science best?
I feel algorithm is a good candidate.
If we go a long this we need a something that represents
the concept of algorithm visually.
Follow-charts seems a good ...
Chatting with designer Paweł, the idea of using the theme of connection resp. CS as an enabler for connection has come up.
Computer science as a discipline combines/connects mathematics, electrical/computer engineering, and social sciences. The disciplines change depending on whom you ask, but it's usually more than two.
Technology that uses CS principlies ...
It seems that, overall, our theme survived mostly intact. That's actually not too surprising, it being one the most recent low-key themes, but still a relief.
For reference, I explicitly checked:
Things that work
Overall color scheme seems to be intact and consistent with the old theme.
I take no issues with the fonts. Nothing fancy, but servicable.
Headlines on lists-type pages look out of place
The main question lists now looks like this:
Given that almost all elements are slightly desaturated, the plain-black headling looks a little odd.
Also applies so some text below the question list, and to all other pages reachable by the left nav, and potentially more.
Yep, there's hope! We're revisiting themes throughout our network. Color-only solutions like this are bound to run into this type of issue, so we'll try our hardest to maintain an acceptable color contrast ratio.
We could also go one step further as in my other answer, leave the tree metaphor behind and make the gold badge a "central" node in an implied graph:
Now the degree sequence from bronze to gold would be (2^0, 2^1, 2^2) -- but who cares? ;)
(I left the stub lengths longer than I prefer, because another answer deals with that. This is about ...
Overall, it looks it neat, except:
Too much wasted white space (common to many SE websites)
As said in comments, the font color is too light, I feel like taking my sunglasses.
(This issue isn't restricted to this website: Internet is Becoming Unreadable Because of a Trend Towards Lighter, Thinner Fonts)
Thank you very much for your efforts. I'm so excited the site has reached this phase!
I feel like such a spoil-sport for posting this, but despite working with graphs/trees daily, upon first seeing the logo my association was with chemistry or physics. It looks a bit like an atomic model, like the Atomium building in Belgium, perhaps even like a ...