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This will make customisation of sites easier. Currently, the following image is used: Triangle

This uses only HTML and CSS and is supported by all "current" browsers (including IE6.0!)

http://www.filamentgroup.com/lab/image_free_css_tooltip_pointers_a_use_for_polygonal_css/

Screenshots from different browsers:

http://browsershots.org/http://tantek.com/CSS/Examples/polygons.html

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As an aside: I assume that for most browsers the actual rendering is better than the screenshots at browsershots.org. :-) –  Arjan May 8 '10 at 11:54

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An interesting tip, but I think we want more control of the look for future sites.. until SVG is supported in HTML/CSS I don't think we're there yet.

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It's supported in all current browsers (including IE6.0!) ... and it should be a minor change... but you're the boss. –  aviraldg May 8 '10 at 11:09
    
@aviraldg yes, I made this decision Like a Boss –  Jeff Atwood May 8 '10 at 11:20
    
:D :D :D :D :D :D "You chop your balls off and you die." –  aviraldg May 8 '10 at 11:29
    
Please tell me no one is using IE6 to access SO. –  uncle brad May 8 '10 at 11:59
    
No one is using IE6 to access SO. Maybe apart from this guy. But he doesn't count as human, right? –  aviraldg May 8 '10 at 12:06
    
@uncle brad: I was several weeks at a new job before I was granted local admin privileges. During that time I was forced to access SO with IE6. I thought about submitting several bug reports, but I'm sure Microsoft would have just told me to upgrade. –  Bill the Lizard May 8 '10 at 14:16
    
@Bill, I'm so sorry. I trust you weren't permanently damaged. –  uncle brad May 9 '10 at 13:27

It might just be Safari on a Mac (my other browsers render fine), but I find the anti-aliasing of the CSS version quite ugly...

Example of ugly rendering

Hence: no, please.

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Renders fine in Chrome, Firefox, Safari (the ones I tested)... –  aviraldg May 8 '10 at 11:26
    
Ah, @Aviraldg, you're right. On my Mac only Safari renders this horrible. –  Arjan May 8 '10 at 11:30
    
I'm on windows. –  aviraldg May 8 '10 at 11:32

There are many Stack Exchanges by now...

Gaming Webapps Photography Tex

...what is the advantage of SVG'ing all of these?

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When I made this post, all StackExchange sites looked "the same" (a la Windows XP's themes) (SE 1.0)... so, that still made sense back then. And I was not talking about "SVGing" all of them. –  aviraldg Jan 19 '11 at 8:51
    
@Aviral Then you want to increase the number of HTTP requests on the site :) –  badp Jan 19 '11 at 8:52
    
The technique described above does not make any HTTP requests to the server. –  aviraldg Jan 19 '11 at 8:54

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