Is there a reason this site has no header?

I know that greens appreciate austerity, but it seems unlikely that a bit of color will increase the site's carbon footprint by much. This "under construction" look is surely not helping to attract new members.

I would propose my services but I am not a designer.

  • I think this question probably belongs on meta?
    – Flyto
    Commented Feb 15, 2015 at 22:53

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All StackExchange sites launch initially as a 'beta' site with the same basic theme. Once the site has proven itself (has a sufficiently large user base and gets enough high-quality questions and answers), it will "graduate" and earn it's own design. More info on this can be found in this question on Meta SE or in in this StackExchange blog

Thank you for you offer to help, but the best way to speed up graduating from beta is to ask good and interesting questions and provide excellent answers.

  • Interesting linked post. Seems I agree with UncleZeiv's comment under it: "I like the new theme but the total absence of graphics and its extreme 'plainness' gave me the impression of a parked domain."
    – Jortstek
    Commented Feb 15, 2015 at 17:28
  • @Jortstek There is an SE logo in the top bar, but I agree that it isn't an eye-catcher
    – THelper
    Commented Feb 15, 2015 at 17:32

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