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Can SO have a fluid vs. fixed-width layout? [duplicate]

When will SO stop wasting real estate of my screen by having static width layout? EDIT It would be very interesting to hear how does Joel, being UI specialist, feel about this. JoelOnSoftware site ...
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Make the site menu buttons adapt properly to half-screen size of FullHD resolution [duplicate]

Often enough I find myself snapping Stack Overflow or another SE site window to the left/right side of the 1920x1080 screen and have Visual Studio or SSMS on the other half, and the site doesn't look ...
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Opt-in alpha test for a new Stacks editor

TL;DR: We are testing our new open source Stacks editor that offers both Markdown and rich text input options. If you’re interested in testing it out and giving us feedback, you can opt in by visiting ...
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We are switching to system fonts on May 10, 2021

Update 3 - The changes from round 2 are live, but with one notable exception: On Linux, we spec’d “Liberation Sans” and “Liberation Mono”. Did some digging on that PR and installed a few Linux VMs and ...
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Support for OpenID ended on July 25, 2018

NOTE: Signing up or Logging in via OpenID is no longer officially supported from any of our sites. Currently, is still on the internet, but we are in the process of ...
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Rollout of new network site themes

For the remainder of updates, see the tracking post: Rollout of responsive design site themes - Tracking post See updated schedule below and updated stock theme As promised (albeit delayed), we ...
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What does constructive criticism of a design change look like?

Last week we rolled out the new network theme to several sites. Some of these sites had beautiful designs previously and now have a less striking look. Unsurprisingly, the response to these changes ...
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169 votes
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What are the effective communication channels for effecting change to SE?

It seems clear at this point that MSE is not a useful mechanism for pointing out problems on SE sites and getting resolution for them. It is useful in some ways. If SE staff ask questions about ...
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2018 monthly product team updates

Mid-2017 TeamDAG started publishing monthly updates. This post will continue that effort into 2018. (See 2017's updates here.) Updates are posted at the beginning of the month. They cover what was ...
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Responsive Design Themes - What can sites customize and how can they get changes implemented?

Update: We've begun working on new site designs and the information below also applies to them. I've added a new section about it and adjusted some of the guidelines as they've changed a bit. There ...
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Left nav, responsive design, and theming next steps

Those interested can now opt-in to beta testing new themes across the network. More details in Opt in to beta testing new themes In the post entitled Ch-ch-ch-changes: Left nav, responsive design, &...
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Let's take a look at the interaction between staff and the "power users" of the network

Recently, it was announced that the "Hot on Meta" questions would no longer show up on the SO sidebar. Sara Chipps elaborated a little bit on why: Stack Overflow Employees have panic ...
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Let's break up with "Graduation" and remove a bunch of "Beta" labels

Over two years ago now, we made a big shift in how we handle "graduation" - nearly severing the connection between "graduation" and site design. We also talked about removing the &...
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Why we initiated the latest round of design changes and the role of meta

Now seems like a good time to remind ourselves of why we started making dramatic changes to the design of every site on the network. From Joe's post on meta: We're introducing a new product, Teams (...
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Badge symbol in notification is of the site you're on, not where badge was earned

It's so cool that the notification reminds you of the colour of badge you've earned. But I am a little puzzled by the symbols: Is it feasible to use the symbol from the earned site? At the moment it ...
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