So now currently the favorite button looks like:

But previously, it looks little bigger, and contains a border for the star, did stack exchange update it?

I think it looks better before, would we change it back? :-)

Also some other features has been updated.

So my questions are:

Why did the favorite button became little different and smaller?

Why did they update the features again, why do they need to?


To be more specific, the favorite button is now smaller due to the adoption of universal theming and the Stacks design system.

The whole voting sidebar is now a flex-box column of buttons and the voting/ favorite icons were converted from a sprite to SVG.

For more information, see Keyboard-only users cannot upvote/downvote posts or comments.

  • Nice one too. good one :-) !!! – U11-Forward Dec 21 '18 at 3:34
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    @U9-Forward No problem, I just happen to come across that announcement. – Panda Dec 21 '18 at 3:35
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    Lol, thanks tho :-) i created my MSE account. – U11-Forward Dec 21 '18 at 3:35

The favorite button became smaller because the theme was updated and it got changed.

The theme got changed because it hasn't been in a while, and it was starting to look kinda old, so it got updated.

Whether it looks better now or before is a matter of opinion. I definitely prefer it this way, though.

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    The theme got changed because it hasn't been in a while ... this would be the most weird reason to revise anything. – rene Dec 21 '18 at 7:55

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