Hi all. I'm Jin and I'll be working on the designs for the Stack Exchange sites as they graduate from the beta phase. Each site will have its own unique theme that will reflects its topic. However, all sites will share quite a bit of common elements so they feel like they're part of the Stack Exchange family.
For the design of Pro Webmasters site, here are some of my ideas:
I've been thinking what visual elements represent "Webmasters." It's pretty tough! From all the web master related sites I've visited, they all seem rather archaic in design and very busy. The approach I'm going for is ease of reading, something airy and clean. I think a lot people here are familiar with Stackoverflow trilogy sites as well as the sketchy theme currently used on Beta sites. I'm also taking some design elements from the new Web Application site as well.
As for the logo, I haven't seen a lot of suggestions for it. So here's my stab at it in the mockup. The browser "Refresh" button has been around since the beginning of the web. I'm using it as the core of the logo. Webmaster is a science. A lot of server optimizing, SEO etc. So I thought an Atom metaphor would be appropriate. The 3 protons' colors came from the Google logo. I'm sure a lot of tools you use are related to Google in some ways.
Style wise, you'll see a lot of similarities in the body section from the Stackoverflow site. The header layout came from the Web Apps site.
Here are the mockups. (click on images to see full resolution versions).
I'd love to hear your feedbacks on the design.