Today I noticed that top bar's search box width was increased. It's a good news! But I can't understand why it's not increased even more. In particular, the right offset could be minimized as done for the left part of search box:



  • In one word: diamond. (That's where the mod diamond menu is located, as far as I know) – Shadow9 Dec 24 '18 at 14:29
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    @ShadowWizard why the rest of the world should suffer because of the handful of diamond owners? – αλεχολυτ Dec 24 '18 at 14:41
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    Because having two sets of design (one for mods and one for non mods) means double development time, double money spent, etc. I prefer that money to go on developing single design, with a small unused space, that would be good and without bugs. – Shadow9 Dec 24 '18 at 14:42
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    @ShadowWizard pf-f-f ... what about one, but adaptive design? Do they know about it? – αλεχολυτ Dec 24 '18 at 14:45
  • Get hired as developer for SE and you'll know. :-) – Shadow9 Dec 24 '18 at 14:46
  • @ShadowWizard Get hired as developer to punish downvoters! :) BTW acording your comment. Should I tag this question with [support] to get an answer? – αλεχολυτ Dec 24 '18 at 14:59
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    @ShadowWizard 1. As a frontend developer I'd like to say that you are wrong about need in two versions of desing for that. 2. As a moderator on ruSO I'd like to say that you are wrong about this place and it's not used for diamond: i.stack.imgur.com/DyclO.png – Qwertiy Dec 24 '18 at 21:37
  • @Qwertiy as for #2 try with small screen (full site, responsive design) and pretty sure diamond will take all the space. – Shadow9 Dec 24 '18 at 22:05
  • @ShadowWizard, nope, updated my answer. – Qwertiy Dec 24 '18 at 22:24

This style is made by

.top-bar .-secondary {
    padding: 0;
    padding-left: 48px;

And it is not used for any purpose including moderator notifications as far as I can tell:


And on the smaller screen:

non mod


This is implemented (fixed) now:

top bar is fixed

Both right and left margins around search box in the top bar have same width now.

But it seems that is only for users that have all kind of badges (bronze, silver, gold). Because in case of only bronze badges search box right margin is still larger than left one:

only bronze badges

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