I like the new colors.
I was shocked a little while ago when I turned on the computer and saw that all the golden squares had turned back to their original colors! Then I saw that the gold bars were still just as filled in as they had been when I left it last. Whew!!!!!!!
I really like the colorful new layout. Is this the first step in making it more like the apps?
Update: I'm back to all gold again! Apparently it was just a technical glitch in my computer - see comment by Usagiboy7 below. Sorry if I got you all excited for nothing.
As far as I know, golden icons = full bars. Icons of a different color = decayed skills regardless of the layout. If you are showing full bars but decayed colors, you might be experiencing a technical glitch.
I suggest moving your discussion to the Troubleshooting forum. If you need instructions, go here www.duolingo.com/comment/1254215 and go to the last bullet point.
To Usagiboy and wazzie: It was a glitch. When I turned on my computer earlier, it was all gold again. I usually use Google Chrome as my browser, but it was down last night, so I used Internet Explorer. Thus, the pretty colors. When I switched to Explorer again, Bingo! The colors were back. They really are pretty, but I like the gold too!
Usagiboy, since I never in a Blue Moon use the Internet Explorer, it's no big deal to me. I think it is probably my own Compaq Vista laptop which is getting old. But if you think Duolingo should know about it, please let me know and and I will contact them.
Thanks for all your help! Anne