Congratulations on upgrading from PHP 5! My understanding is that PHP 7 has a lot of breaking changes, so it must have been quite a task to upgrade from PHP 5. Should make things a lot better though, I imagine! I feel the pain this must have caused because where I work, we're in the process of performing some updates that should have been done a long time ago, and it's a huge pain to do all the while developing new features as well...That said, while I appreciate all the work, at first I'm not a huge fan of all the UI changes. It's mainly because of what seems like added scrolling and visuality, which takes up space, but it's definitely nothing I can't cope with. I might leave more detailed and constructive feedback once I have the time to get familiar with the site refresh, but for now, thanks for the work anyway! I really do appreciate taking care of the site.
Keep in mind - most UI changes were made with being more "mobile friendly" in mind. Things like those scrolls work MUCH better on a mobile device - rather than trying to navigate a drop-down...
I can see that despite not using the site on a mobile device. That's kind of my main problem with the design trends we have today: Things look pretty clearly designed for mobile devices even on PC. I agree it makes sense for sites to do that because mobile is so huge today, but as someone who uses the web mainly on PC, I find it kind of annoying. Still, this isn't too bad for a change behind whom mobile-friendliness has been as a factor - and like I said, I certainly appreciate the work even if I don't like all the changes. Can't please everyone, right?