I'm sure most users have had a look through all the sites under the Stardock banner, no matter what their "native" site may be but the two in particular i want people to be familiar with is Elemental and SINS, more specifically, their forums pages, and in particular, the page background images.
Now, they look mighty nice, and to me really add something to the page. They both seem to reflect a grander scale, of something with depth and...well for lack of a better word, a soul.
Now in contrast take a look at the equivilent GC2 page,
The GC2 site just doesn't "pop" out at you like Elemental or SINS. The above to me looks bland, and gives an empty feeling to the site.
Now i know that all this is just perception and in no way affects the functionality of the site, but looks can make a huge difference, obviously, otherwise SD wouldn't exist at all.
The Demigod forums suffer from the lack of a powerful background image as well, though not quite to the same extent as GC2. The header on the Demigod forums is very nice, but the moment you scroll you lose the wonderful image.
Ok, so the point of all this, is it that difficult for Stardock to implement a background image on GC2? With GC2 on Steam now and as such a new audience, maybe a slight tweak to the site might brighten things up a bit and give the GC2 forums the same punch and effect that Elemental and SINS have.
I admit i know next to nothing about HTML or web site design in anyway, but i suspect that it's a walk in the park for SD.
Please voice your opinion and with any luck, if the community gets behind the idea, Brad and co may spruce up the place a little bit.
I should point out i know this may be better served by being posted in the GC2 General forums, but i wanted the rest of Stardockia's input, especially those at Wincustomize who have their fingers on the pulse of this sort of stuff.