Dramabeans gets an updated look
by | August 21, 2012 | 167 Comments

Looking around, you may notice a bit of a change — nothin’ fancy, just a few tweaks here and there, a splash of color to freshen up these parts. Every spring cleaning needs a fresh coat of paint to liven up the joint, right? So maybe we’re a little slow and got to spring a little late; that fourth dimension can get tricky that way.

It’s nothing quite as dramatic as the last time we introduced a new look — remember the wailing and gnashing of teeth then? Ah, good times. But we love the update and hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we do.

You should find all functionality to be the same, so no worries on that front. (If you run into problems, please let us know in the comments.) It’s mostly a cosmetic change; think of us as an Act 2 drama heroine getting her transformation montage — just without the chaebol hottie shaking his head no at every other outfit. ‘Cause we can foot our own makeover bill, thanks. Dramaland, take note!

167 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. srkambbs

    I love the logo :DDDDDDD but smh looks like boobs lol

    • 1.1 pinkipu

      ahahhaha i thought balls no offense πŸ˜€
      but overall design is cool!

      • 1.1.1 Mystisith

        OK. So I’m not the only one. πŸ™‚

        • Belphoebe

          You’re not the only one :). It made me think of the current Olympic mascot. Wasn’t supposed to be dirty, but there you have it!

        • Brandi

          *in a small voice* I thought boobs too–when I first saw the favicon in my Favorites link. πŸ™‚

        • mariolawpanda

          As I saw the new logo that big, I thought penis. Haha. Sorry, but it does. Maybe because I had Lee Dong Wook in his shower scene as the banner as well. Balls and shaft.

          I like the colors and the single quote but the db is a bit…

      • 1.1.2 Joy

        That was hilarious! It made really laughed out loud. πŸ™‚

      • 1.1.3 jomo

        Me, too.

      • 1.1.4 omo

        Mind already in gutter mode. Balls and sperms are all I see now.

        • danny

          oh my, we thought the same, at first glance it looks like balls!

      • 1.1.5 pumpkinattack

        OMG. I seriously saw a JB until you said that. Now I can’t un-see it. >_<

      • 1.1.6 kimchi

        omg.. i thought that i’m really a pervert. the first thing that came to my mind..”balls”. LOL

      • 1.1.7 akichan

        I agree!! so cool!

    • 1.2 javabeans

      Dramabeans: We make everything dirty.

      • 1.2.1 Jasmin

        Seriously I think of breasts!XDD Well that’s not a bad thing, right!? Girls just wanna have fun!;-)

        • Birthday Girl

          hahaahaha boobs with a spread out mustache or weird areolas.

          • Jasmin

            Of course!! xDDD

      • 1.2.2 myweithisway

        One of many reasons why we adore DB!

      • 1.2.3 pabo ceo reom

        Hahaha. Before I even read the comments, I was thinking dirty already! Glad I’m not the only one πŸ˜‰

        • jenni

          oh goodness, i was already jumping in the gutter when i saw the logo. dramabeans got some balls ‘yo. πŸ˜€

      • 1.2.4 TomSea

        Look all you want, it’s 69 all the way!
        Gonads gone wild!
        Spot the difference between a 6 D cup by a 9 B cup!

        • paper

          woot!!! I saw 69 also xD

      • 1.2.5 Kiara

        All kinds of dirty.

    • 1.3 belleza

      This is a well-endowed blog.

      • 1.3.1 Mashimomo

        You’ve got some balls to say that.

      • 1.3.2 shiku

        LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Am jealous

      • 1.3.3 jomo


      • 1.3.4 Kaddict4ever

        or well hung???

        Lurve the new do Ladies πŸ™‚

    • 1.4 meechellee

      haha, SAME. lol… *whimper* don’t judge me.. hahah

      • 1.4.1 Ariel

        ha ha ha ha ha ha this is just so smexy!

    • 1.5 Belle

      LOL πŸ™‚

  2. okdubu

    heh i like!

  3. singingzombies

    So… much… pink… text lol. Oh well, as a guy that reads recaps for dramas targeted at females, I guess I’ll have to get used to it.

    • 3.1 zombiestakingacrap

      Pink is a manly color. Get used to it.

    • 3.2 adette

      only a few things are pink…

    • 3.3 AnotherFan

      Wait, where’s the pink? I don’t think I am color blind πŸ™‚

      • 3.3.1 Meow

        the titles they are pink so are the the archives box border. ALso if u select any post , it glows PINK!!!!

    • 3.4 JoAnne

      We like a man who’s confident enough to wear pink. No ruffles, though. We draw the line at ruffles.

  4. mtoh

    DB, looking good! Heheh I often use DB on Tweeter, so really, it’s nice!

  5. Yushi

    omg I just refreshed and it completely changed. wahahahaha!! love the color scheme, so pretty~ and the logo is freaking awesome

  6. eternalfive

    LOVE the new logo! And the colour – although I’ll need some time to get used to the reddish-pink (or whatever colour it is) and orange. I had this feeling today that you were going to do another makeover, and here it is! :O

  7. moofu baby

    Lovin’ the new look! It’s so bright & colorful, well done!! I’m always a sucker for a transformation montage πŸ˜‰

  8. gracie

    It’s definitely very trendy and colorful and happy-making, but I really loved the homey, woodsy?, warm feel of the old design. But I’m sure I’ll end up loving this one too:) good job!

  9. Gabrielle O

    I like it πŸ™‚ and I looked at the old OLD page and the updates made this site look very professional and easy to access πŸ˜› haha

  10. 10 maechan

    wow it changed in minutes hehe looks nice but it’ll take me a while to get used to it πŸ˜€

  11. 11 mujisan

    Love the new colors!

  12. 12 Mystisith

    Ah! The design before 2010 sure didn’t age very well (didn’t have the chance to know dramaland yet). I sure prefer the actual one: Colors! πŸ™‚

  13. 13 crazedlu

    I like the tags: bloggy. Haha.

  14. 14 kakashi

    super nice – looks fresh and light

  15. 15 Annie

    Is there a way to get maybe a new comments system? There are so many times when I get lazy about commenting because of the system. It’s not that important, of course, as your content’s the most important thing, but just asking.

  16. 16 Meow

    Its more prettier to look at !!

    • 16.1 Meow

      and linky?? bloggy??
      ok, its making think stuffs that are kinda dirty and to rhyme it up..kinky…

  17. 17 ELENA


  18. 18 Diya

    love it but is it just me or is anyone else getting bombarded with ads?

  19. 19 kumi

    can’t really see light blue letters

  20. 20 rearwindow

    Love the new look!

  21. 21 becca_boo

    It’s going to take some getting used to, but I think I like it. Nice color choices!

  22. 22 dbsklove

    ooooooh~ i thought it was my computer that got messed up haha
    i like the logo πŸ˜€

    • 22.1 dbsklove

      and i just wanted to add…. that LMH REMAINS AS GOOD LOOKING AS EVAR WITH ORANGE AROUND HIM πŸ™‚

  23. 23 Dorotka

    I think I prefer the older look… this is somehow too sharp for me… somehow disturbs my reading… too contrasting? Or too much pink? πŸ™‚
    But I may be just an old inflexible traditionalist… πŸ™‚

    In any case, wish you all the best with your blogging. You have my admiration.

    • 23.1 DB5K

      I agree. I totally dislike the pink. Bleh.

      And I don’t think orange and light blue complement each other. And orange, pink and blue definitely don’t complement each other.

      And the logo seems like a tiny yin yang symbol. I didn’t think of boobs or balls, but it’s just too small for me. All the other icons for the sites on my tabs are minimalistic and easy to distinguish at an instant glance.

      Sigh… Orange + gray looked nice together…

  24. 24 Lauren

    Like the new look!

  25. 25 ck1Oz

    What light blue letters?
    I get the db for Dramabeans. And the black in the middle is it a stylised ying yang motive? Cos’ I swear it looks like an embyro.
    Why are some names mustard colours? Are they bloggers?
    Oh and can you tell, I am the student that asks lots of questions in class.
    But… as long as we have hotties on the headers all’s well.


    • 25.1 DB5K

      Those are quotation marks, to symbolize, I suppose, DB’s literary aspects, such as analysis and critique~~

      But now that you’ve mentioned embryos, I can’t get that image out of my head. I see 2 embryos :/

  26. 26 Ivoire

    I noticed the changes a while ago, from the time they were made. I personally liked the other logo more, but this is your site and you do what you wish with it.

  27. 27 POGA

    Oooh new look! To be honest, when you made that MAJOR overhaul last time I was surprised but LOVED the new style. Now the new colors are so pretty. ^^ I like hehe.

  28. 28 Mawiie

    You know you’ve spent waaaaay too much time on DB when your mind went into panic 0.1 second after the page load because the color is not the same anymore xD Seriously I was like “Wuut wuut?! Something is different!”

    But congrats on the makeover! It’s indeed very spring-ish and fresh. It will remind us of better times when winter hits πŸ˜‰

  29. 29 Rai-Rai

    Oooh, I love it. Great colors and great logo…love.

  30. 30 Arhazivory

    Ooooh. *stares at colours*

    I likey~!!

  31. 31 Sabah

    I had Journey’s ‘Don’t stop believing’ in the background when I clicked in to dramabeans, the perfect accompaniment to a changeover montage. “Living just to find emotion…some will win, some will lose, some are born to sing the blues…oh the movie never ends, it just goes on and on and on and on…”

    I was really moved. So, I stare in awe and wonder. Beautiful, you seem familiar but somehow ‘new.’ Hehe.

    Seriously, I love the new logo. The symmetry, the design and those quotes are just perfect.

    • 31.1 Lord of the Things

      Hahaha, I love it when iTunes starts creating a soundtrack to your life.

      I love the colours too! So purdy…

      • 31.1.1 Sabah

        Hehe. True. Most of the time, I find that my playlist is inappropriate for the mood right now and I just end up on a hunt to find something ‘just right.’

        However when it in in synch with the moment, it is just awesome!

  32. 32 canxi

    I noticed. I think it looks great πŸ˜€ Hahaha, glad I’ve been around long enough to see a change happen. That’s always a nice thing. And yay at the blue and splashes of hot pink. <3

  33. 33 Jules

    Oooh, pretty! And hey, a change is as good as a holiday, right? (but wait: do you get holidays in the fourth dimension? hm.)

  34. 34 dangerousgoods

    Loving the colour scheme; the pink and blue are oh so very pretty and are a sight for sore eyes. Looking forward to reading many recaps from here in the future!

  35. 35 Abbie

    At first I thought there was something wrong with my computer, but then I saw this and I was like “Oh cool!” I love the new look. It’s so pretty and awesome!

  36. 36 cimi

    Hope you don’t mind if I request something. In an exercise of self-restraint sometimes I like to read recaps after the completion of a drama (avoid the weekly angst once I’m hooked). Just as there are links to past episodes at the bottom of the recap would it be possible to add a link to the next episode of the series, ie if Gaksital recap 1 would have a link to episode 2? Only if it isn’t too labour intensive and other readers would find it useful then perhaps you would take it into consideration. Thanks

    • 36.1 javabeans

      Sorry, this one we’ll have to leave off the table. We’ve got something like 1600 recaps on this site, and there’s no way we can go back to every recap AFTER new episodes come along just to update the links. But thankfully, that’s what this handy recap index is for!

      • 36.1.1 mary

        Do you build the list of related posts manually? I thought you used a plugin for that. :O

        jb, I’m sure a shoutout for programming help will give you a couple of beanut geeks who can put together a wordpress plugin for you. πŸ™‚

        There’s just the matter of trusting a crazy fangirl/ajumma with the code. But it’s your call.

    • 36.2 JoAnne

      Cimi what I do in that instance is go to the LAST recap but don’t read it – I scroll to the bottom, select the first recap, and when I’m done I use my back button to get to the last recap again, select episode 2, and so on and so forth…it works ok for me that way, maybe for you too.

  37. 37 mary

    I vote that us ladies wear the dramabeans logo like this:

    Like a secret sign to spot fellow beanuts. πŸ˜›

    • 37.1 JoAnne

      oh you so do not want to see me in a bikini, honey.

      • 37.1.1 True2u

        LOL!!! Agreed!!

  38. 38 Joy

    I am loving the new logo! So colorful and fresh, also it reminded me of quotations? Those little thingy inside the d and b. Overall, it’s nicely done.

  39. 39 vivyip

    I like the pink colored headline(?) (the words jump out more) color scheme is good! (though the white font on blue background take just a little getting used to

    I also like the quote-looking logo.

  40. 40 Emi

    Yup, I saw the logo and immediately thought ‘balls.’ Looks like it should be a logo for a BL/Yaoi website πŸ™‚

  41. 41 dugeundugeun

    i seriously love all the blue and pink everywhere!
    i’ll end up visiting every hour just to stare at the pretty colors and headers.

  42. 42 Belphoebe

    I love the new colors! Everything looks very crisp and clean. I like how it feels updated and doesn’t make me miss the old look (although I did like the old look as well).
    And zomg, pink, yay!

  43. 43 YChase007

    Since I view the mobile version… I see nothing lol Oh Well. Love your site even if it was purple & green.

  44. 44 awkwardturtle

    I noticed the change of logo a while back, and I thought I was on a different site. Love the refreshing look.

  45. 45 JoAnne

    My colors are wrong…you look turquoise and orange now. But I love you so much that doesn’t even matter. Will be interesting to see what you look like when I’m at home.

  46. 46 Gom

    Hi guys!

    I don’t know if I’m the only one experiencing this. But when I post a comment, an error message pops up that there was something wrong with the site or something like that. And then when I go back to the site and look for my comment, it’s there. I know it’s a tiny hiccup, it’s not bugging me at all. Just letting you know. πŸ™‚

    • 46.1 ~Feather~

      Yeah, that was happening to me too.
      Although, when I commented on a different post, earlier today, I didn’t have any problems.

      • 46.1.1 JoAnne

        that had been happening to me for several days plus I had to add my info each time – it appears to be working now must have been part of the change

    • 46.2 jomo

      Me, too. Especially when I am at work on their network.

  47. 47 Sone

    I noticed. At first it was the icon in my favorites bar, now it’s the color and format.
    πŸ™‚ I like it!

  48. 48 Brandi

    It looks pretty snazzy, but the only thing I have a problem with what’s color is a link and what’s not. So it’s pink on the homepage, yellow in the comments section, and blue in the actual post? No, wait. So pink on the homepage are not links, blue in the comments section are not links–and the “Submit Comment” here button is pink. But the links in the Resources section at the bottom is white???? Please make the links a uniform color.

  49. 49 Eun

    Two thumbs up! XD

  50. 50 ranisa

    I see two back-to-back golf clubs and apostrophes. What a nice look… It’s like summer turned to fall or spring to summer kind of look. Reminds me so much of Harvest Moon.

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