Looks great Pawel!
Your design is:
Easy to read
Reasonably friendly to people with limited eyesight
Works for people with all types of color blindness
In other words, you've done a great job!
For a site with such an abstract, hard-to-design-for topic, you've done great. A few minor nitpicks:
The usercard feels a little lopsided:
Seems like there should be more whitespace on the left border.
The black text for '0 answers' feels a little harsh:
Could it be lightened a little bit? A nice dark grey might look better.
It's hard to tell in the ...
Please make sure that the contrast between the text and the background is decently high (e.g., at least respecting the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0). This can be checked easily using http://webaim.org/resources/contrastchecker/
Bad (as it currently is on computer science SE):
Good (as it currently is on software recommendation SE):
As our Lizard already pointed out: Nice and crisp! Maybe you want to make it even "crisper", so I'll put some of my currently used slight adjustments here, which give a little more contrast while sticking to the color scheme:
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SR is about choosing what app fits a person's scenario the best (requirements, budget, environment, etc).
So it is easy to come up with the metaphor of shopping. And shopping is the most hated thing on SE. But you have to admit that what we are doing here bears similarities with shopping: someone has a need and a budget, several possible solutions, usually ...
Answer by MadTux
One idea I had is a magnifying glass theme (as a symbol for searching), and maybe a central picture of a desktop with Win8, Ubuntu, Mac, etc. style windows?
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I think we should reuse the wrench from the ads. I'm all in to use Nicolas Raul's wrench instead (but my graphic-fu is not strong enough).
I clicked a logo from it:
The idea behind this is that I find it difficult to symbolize software as image. So I tend to symbolize it as "tool".
I can send the .xcf from my Gimp that I used to create that image, just ...