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Several of the new StackExchange sites have rather large site headers, and some people have asked if it could be changed, to improve usability on small devices. Although I'm not a CSS guru, it seems to me that this could easily be fixed with a custom user stylesheet given to the browser, and I've been playing around with it. So far, with no success. :)

To explain precisely what I'd like to do in CSS, I'd like to:

  • Shrink (or remove) the giant logo (for instance, on this page, the planet/electrons and the word "Pro Webmasters"
  • Move up the buttons ("questions/tags/users, etc") to the top edge.
  • Preserve the navigation link to main site, that is in center of banner.

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Note that I also moved the "ask questions" button left, so it would be visible without scrolling. That I managed to figure out, but unfortunately not the rest. I think it would involve these elements:

#header {
    <!-- what goes here? -->
#header #hmenus {
    <!-- what goes here? -->
.nav { float: left !important; }
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You might want to consider the fact you're killing off the only navigation to the front page, so you should warn people that you give this to. As a separate warning, AskUbuntu and Gaming will give you separate troubles on the Ask Question button, while Photography has its own bundle of differences of layout. – Grace Note Dec 7 '10 at 20:04
@Grace Note, good point on the navigation. I had thought of mentioning it on the site it was for (gamedev), but here is probably better. And yeah, the button on Gaming doesn't work, but most of the sites I go to, do, so close enough. :) – John C Dec 7 '10 at 20:07
Obvious, absurdly stupid question: How would you get back to the homepage? Also, this won't work for all sites, simply because of the many different types of navigation Jin has put in - as @Grace notes – Yi Jiang Dec 8 '10 at 13:56
@Yi Jiang - question updated. Also, I notice that my question on meta.gamedev was answered, and tracing the post back, from your CSS in a chat - why not post your answer here, and I'll checkmark it? – John C Dec 8 '10 at 14:40

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