Really like the new design - as always, it'll take a little bit of getting-used to, but it looks more functional and more eye-candy for the first visitor.
The only think I am not quite sure about is the hover items on the navigation menu, which bleed into the background of the page (as the background colour of both the menu items and the page is white and the menu items have no borders). Perhaps either using a slightly different colour or a border?
Not to be all complainy, because I really do like the changes overall, but one small concern/reqest,
The column width on the forum posts inside each thread is a bit too wide, when I look at it on my iPhone I cant really read the individual posts unless I manually zoom in and scroll back and forth. I think just changing the maximum column width, the point at which the words wrap to a hundred or two pixels narrower would do the trick.
Oh and just a question I'd been thinking about, any way to show the number of views a thread has received along side replies and freshness? I find a high view to low replies ratio tends to indicate a problem with the question or a lot of interest but with no advice. Either may be useful feedback for the poster.
On the "what is max" page the items in the sidebar on the right have a horizontal scrollbar appear beneath them, the same thing occurs on the Max/MSP product page. Looks like you need to alter the CSS a tiny bit:
Just a quick question, though, there used to be a "Learn" link (or something general and nondescript like that :D the new choices are much nicer ;) but are just missing this one thing...)
and under that link I could find Max documentation, in particular, this:
(had to search forums for that, that's a pain... even for a 14year max-using veteran-noob such as myself :D )
Where do I go to find that now? (was expecting it under the 'support' menu... perhaps in 'tutorials' or 'did you know'...)
I'd like to report ta few issues about the website on an iPhone 4S (smaller 3.5'' screen, haven't checked on other devices):
1. gone is the 'forums' link on the frontpage. This link was super convenient, now one has to know it and type it in by hand!
1.b in general there is no menu on the mobile site (so navigation is rather restricted): the max logo could have that function. Now it takes us to the homepage, but the homepage hardly contains any information to desperately go back to, and it could be included in a collapse menu that is activated by this logo?
2. big follow/ share menu in visible by default (not really needed and takes up a lot of space. Each time clicking to hide it gets tedious)
3. 'sing in' is hardly readable with the color of the text on the background (not so important, but just mention it)