Thank you to everyone who participated in our Forum reskin private beta. We received a lot of very helpful feedback that went a long way in helping us really understand what is most valuable and important to all of our members.
The Adobe Forums have not had a major design update since we originally launched on the Jive platform back in 2009. However, with the launch of Adobe Creative Suite 6 and the Adobe Creative Cloud, we expect that the Adobe Forums will become an even more essential resource for the entire Adobe community.
In fact, one of the major design goals was to create a more integrated user experience between the Creative Cloud, Adobe.com, and the Forums. Some of the major changes include:
- Dramatically simplified global navigation
- More consistent sign-in/sign-out experience
- Common UI elements and interface conventions, including shared fonts (Adobe Clean served via TypeKit) and color palettes. In fact, both the Creative Cloud and Adobe Forums now use a dark-grey right-hand navigation panel where all of the tools/actions are aligned (just like in our desktop apps).
- Streamlined interface, pared clean of cluttered icons and redundant options — so you can really focus on the content that you care most about.
- And finally, an optimized layout designed to cultivate the true heart and soul of the Forums experience: community Q&A.
This last goal, in particular, is the most exciting for all of us on the Adobe team – we understand that in a true community of experts, help is not a document. It’s a conversation. That conversation starts here – in this forum with this community. And the whole team here at Adobe, from design to engineering, honors that simple idea and we hope to share more exciting news with you over the coming months as we explore fresh ways to create connections, conversations, and content.
And yes, we know -- the new theme is still not 100% perfect so please continue to report bugs in the Known Issues thread. The team is listening and we will be responding quickly with new patches and bug fixes on a regular basis. In the meanwhile, we look forward to many, many great conversations to come!