The sun, it burns ussssss!
Really, it does. I'm all for contrasting colors, but this is just absurd. I honestly don't think that I'm going to be browsing the site too often anymore.
It's like trying to read a street sign at night and all of a sudden a car parked under the sign turns on his hi-beams.
From a design standpoint, there are a handful of problems now, due to the new color scheme. The most notable being the fact that it is ugly as all hell.
The white is unbearably terrible and painful to look at. Reason being, and what I was taught in school, is that white on most monitors, especially LCD, has the tendency to drown out other colors due to the fact that white is inherently brighter and your eyes will adjust better to seeing light in the dark than it will to seeing a gap in the light. The white is just too stimulating.
And now there is a problem with the font. When there was a great--and I do mean great--color scheme, the font was tolerable. With the black-on-white color scheme in full negative force, the font is so obviously bland that I can hardly stand to type this.
The layout is wonderful. Great job. But the colors and text look hobbled together, like they received no mention at the board meeting and you instead just used the white board as a template. It looks like a poetry site, circa 1997.
P.S. Would it really have been that bad to have tried the new site with the old color scheme?