Or is it just me?
Frankly it doesn't seem to be just me as, it was this comment, currently on 34 upvotes that prompted me to raise this on meta:
With the new site icon and the introduction to the post, I thought I'm on Workplace. – Tomáš Zato
It's nice to see that puzzling graduated and got its site design, but the favicon seems awfully similar and potentially confusing.
Should anything be done about this? Can anything still be done about this?
This issue is also being discussed on the Puzzling Meta:
Puzzling's new favicon is too similar to Workplace's favicon
Jon Ericson, community manager for SE, has responded on that discussion and also replied here.
The Workplace Design Reveal: Site design for Workplace.se
I went with mostly blue shades for the site, with orange for an accent color. Blue symbolizes peace, calm and serenity, but also sensitivity and wisdom. On the other hand, orange warms up the overall tone.
For the logo, I’m using an origami icon for the “O” letter. As a logo mark, it stands out on its own and can be easily translated to other sizes, or for promotional materials for the site.
The Puzzling Site Design reveal: Puzzling Design Pitch
After going through the top questions of this site, it was time to find a strong icon which could stand on its own. To do so, I had to dig into the meaning of "Puzzling" and think about how we'd represent it with a shape. Two categories and ideas came out of this exercise:
I believe those 2 paths capture the overall themes of our "Puzzling" community, but it was hard to keep only one, so I decided to give it a try and create a unique shape using both:
Regarding the logo environment, I kept some of the same themes (discover and mystery) and came up with a pattern which conveys "a few clues within a thousand pieces of evidence" (the light pieces represent the clues).