You're right, and at the end of the day it comes back to the exact goals that the springrts.com site should be trying to achieve. Personally, I don't think this site gets anywhere even close to showing off what the engine can do as much as it should do.Silentwings wrote: It seems a shame to me to have nothing at all on the page that shows the engines graphics/gameplay capability. Being a bit easier on the eyes is nice but subtlety showing off what Spring can do is what's likely to catch the attention of people who might play/develop. Material design (well, despite the huge amount of "pointless" text, over-complicated icons, etc) is functional and intuitive but it doesn't advertise on its own. I don't think this is a detail; integrating complex images is something any designer would agonize over.
Take a look at Unreal Engine and Unity. We need much more focus on how to show off our content imo. Anyway, I guess that's not really relevant to this thread, which is about the forum skin, where showing off content is not a priority. The nav bar could be an opportunity to show something off though, even if it's as simple as a small unit render.