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When visiting Stack Overflow today, I noticed that the crosses to delete favoured tags et al. have been changed: they look higher (too high) now and when hovering over them, I get larger crosses than before:

Moreover, I noticed the envelope (notifying me of new replies, comments, etc.) has been changed, too (it has a more distinctive look, now). Are there other elements that have been changed lately? Or is this some kind of bug?

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Hasn't it been like this for a while? – Jon Seigel May 9 '10 at 17:02
@Jon: No, I only noticed this today. And, looking at the revision number (2010.5.9.4), I suspect this change was indeed made today. – Marcel Korpel May 9 '10 at 17:13
up vote 5 down vote accepted

We're rebuilding the graphics to have proper PNG alpha channels as part of the CSS Zen Garden exercise.

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The revision number on SO (at the bottom right, in the footer) has changed to 2010.5.9.4 so I'm guessing it was part of an update.

SO revision

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+1 for the FHC (and keeping the unicorn avatar) – IAbstract May 9 '10 at 16:34
@dboarman: What does FHC stand for? I can't find it (e.g., at – Marcel Korpel May 9 '10 at 17:07
@Marcel Korpel: Free hand circle – balpha May 9 '10 at 17:11
FHC = Free Hand Circle(s) – Ben Pilbrow May 9 '10 at 17:12

It does look like they're a little bit too high, I'll bet somehow this CSS similar to the following is missing:

img.delete {
  vertical-align: middle;
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What makes you think they want it centered? – balpha May 9 '10 at 17:18
Because badges and tags are centered in almost every other usage, see the tag usage counts. – The Unhandled Exception May 9 '10 at 17:32
@balpha: Besides that, they were centered until now. I tested Josh's CSS rule and it looks way better than the way those crosses look now. – Marcel Korpel May 9 '10 at 18:49
@balpha: I don't know specifically that they want them centered nor that any CSS is missing, just that I think that CSS helps and it is odd that there is no rules for img.delete at all. – The Unhandled Exception May 9 '10 at 22:28
vertical-align: middle; is supposed to be used only in table cells. – perbert May 9 '10 at 23:30
@voyager: The article you linked to says vertical-align: middle can also be used on inline elements and that's exactly what those images are. Moreover, W3C's CSS specification contains a paragraph about vertical alignment of inline elements. – Marcel Korpel May 10 '10 at 11:53
@Marcel: AFAIK, it has poor cross browser support, but I might be wrong. – perbert May 10 '10 at 13:07

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