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Tiny navigation buttons and tags on responsive mobile

I know it will be hard for you to tell on desktop because the resolution is so high, but the clickable text in the upper left, the icons on the upper right, and the navigation buttons at the bottom ...
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Profile page is just a little wider than the window on Mac

The profile page and subpages (activity, profile, and changing settings) when displayed on my Macbook in both Firefox and Chrome (e.g. mine) is a little too wide. It seems to be caused by the link in ...
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Un-responsive profile pages

Profile pages across the network don't seem to be responsive. Unless I fully maximize the window on my 1280x800 screen, I'm stuck with horizontal scroll bars. Are there any plans to fix this? An easy ...
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Search has become much harder to find on narrow windows

Since very recently, search has become a lot harder to reach. First, the keyboard shortcut s no longer works. status-completed Second, there used to be a reasonably wide text box at the top of the ...
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Why do you stay?

As I read about the Monica controversy, part of me feels very disheartened. Clearly this community means something to people, the passion in the words I read affirms that for me. At the same time ...
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Has Stack Exchange seen an outrage like the current one before?

Right now there's quite some stuff happening around the Stack Exchange network, and even spreading to outside the network itself with "The Register" covering it and other (more forum focused) sites ...
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New search on mobile as full site breaks layout

One thousand words: The search hints are obsuring the search box, which isn't particularly helpful. My screen has an admittedly small resolution of 360x640 720x1280 I'm using Chrome on Android I'm ...
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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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Why are the sidebar stats for a question now under the title?

Very recently, past few minutes or so?, a new build was pushed out that changed the location of a question's stats from the top of the sidebar content to underneath the title. I can't exactly put my ...
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Email links don't open the Stack Exchange Android app [duplicate]

EDIT: I was offline for the last few hours, so I couldn't look at the other question of which this one here was a duplicate. It is not a duplicate, because the linked question mentions Stack ...
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Size of the search textbox in the top bar is increased suddenly on all the sites

Size of the search textbox in the top bar is increased suddenly. I can recall the size of the textbox being smaller previously. Is the textbox size increased on purpose, or is this a bug?
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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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Do all Stack Exchange sites use the same template?

Do all Stack Exchange sites use the same template? I mean, the Stack Overflow company can create many similar sites, such as: https://superuser.com https://askubuntu.com https://patents....
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Unchanging font size, leading, and measure are incompatible with dynamics of responsive design

The new Responsive-Design theme doesn’t work for small viewports — nor for very large ones either! In the new, would-be “responsive” design, the actual font size used does not vary as a function of ...
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Can I keep the old design? It looks better than the new one

The new responsive design with a left nav-bar has been rolled out on various sites, and users have complained about it being ugly and counterproductive. The first example I would like to present is ...
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Link to parent site on the sidebar for per-site-metas

In my opinion, the sidebar in the new theme is helpful but underused. The sidebar could be helpful, but it has too few useful links, which makes it a waste of space. One possible use of all of this ...
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2answers
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Can we suggest design improvements in sites?

Can we suggest design improvements for sites? Like on Travel.SE Example Question, I can suggest the arrow design. If the moderators like that design, they can use this design.
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3answers
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Why all the downvotes on “updated site theme is now live” announcements?

Why all the downvotes on "updated site theme is now live" announcements? I have just taken a sample and found sites with downvotes: Software Engineering's updated site theme is ready for ...
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Responsive design for international sites has been released

I am excited to announce that international sites have gotten the new responsive design Wednesday, September 26th. Last week, all beta and undesigned sites got the new theme: Some things to be ...
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1answer
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Why do some parts of the standard theme use different fonts than the rest of the site?

We've been asked why different parts of the responsive design site theme have noticably different fonts on some sites: As you can see, the logo and the question titles are in a serif font and ...
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Responsive design released for all Beta & Undesigned sites

This is now out for all of the sites We've had the new default unified theme up on Programming Puzzles & Code Golf for a month and a half now and the response there has been really positive. We ...
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Put the right column into the new theme's left column

The new theme that's currently moving into beta is intended to be more uniform and 'responsive'. Much of the response so far has been negative, but it seems that it's here to stay. Some of the ...
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Left Nav, new theming and responsiveness - is this a fait accompli?

The "Left nav, new theming and responsiveness" has gone live. Although the March 12th (2018) post about the motivations for this was well-received at a net +141 votes, the actual rollout wasn't, at a ...
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Rollout of responsive design site themes - Tracking post

This post will be updated as the responsive design and left navigation layouts are released on each site. Previously, we tried this out by releasing still screenshots of the site designs and getting ...
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1answer
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Opt in to beta testing new themes

As we continue to deploy new unified themes for each site in the network*, we realized we need more control over who sees what when. This allows us to better test the themes in production and allows ...
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Unable to upload an image or even close upload popup when responsive design is on

When responsiveness is enabled on the site, I can’t upload or even close the image upload dialog due to unscallable nature of the upload popup. Here’s the screenshot: “Add image” and “close” ...
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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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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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0answers
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Responsive design on a phone indents posts and comments too much

This is what a question on MSE looks like on my phone, with left nav turned off: For comparison, here is what a question from a site that doesn't yet have the responsive design looks like: Long ...
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Left nav is now sticky

We've updated the left nav so that it is now sticky. We are planning to add this ability to scroll the left nav independently, but that will be added later since it shouldn't be needed by anyone ...
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Hide Left nav everywhere with a global preference

We have rolled out a change to make the "Hide left navigation" preference global. This means that changing the preference on any site will change it for all sites. We will also be making the "enable ...
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1answer
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Don't put the searched tags on top of Stack Overflow

I don't like the new layout. This is how Stack Overflow welcomed me today with my usual tag-search list which I have been using for the past many years (saved in a bookmark). I don't want to see this ...
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1answer
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How can I remove or hide the left navigation bar?

Can I remove the navigation bar as this is distracting and clutters the site especially on Stack Overflow.
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1answer
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Checkbox doesn't disable left nav

In my Preferences, I have checked Hide left navigation When you check this box, the left navigation will no longer be pinned to the left of the page. but the left nav bar is still there on all ...
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My concerns regarding the new left navigation

Here are a few thoughts of mine about the new sidebar appearing on SO: There's "Home", then there's "Stack Overflow", but the latter doesn't take you to the homepage. It instead takes you to /...
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Reputation number color changed recently; was this intended?

I just happened to notice that the color of the reputation numbers is different than before. Last time I checked the color was white (from an old screenshot I took): But now it seems that it is grey-...
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“Hot Posts” Removal with New Nav?

In the comments to one of the answers under the new nav question, theres a comment about removing the "Hot Posts" from the sidebar, show below. This comment was the first I've heard of it, and I've ...
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Fonts and the new Q&A theming

When we first announced the plan for our new theming (see post for the gory details) we hadn't fully thought through the implications around fonts. The community kindly pointed out this failure in ...
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Alignment issue in the Edit Profile & Settings -> Preferences page

There is an alignment issue in the Edit Profile & Settings -> Preferences page, under the Tags section the Add buttons has extra height. Screenshot for reference: The alignment issue is in ...
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Looks like the design has changed on the Users page [duplicate]

Suddenly, the design of the /users page changed like this: Other pages, such as /questions or /tags, haven't changed at all, which makes me think this might have been a premature or accidental change....
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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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Ch-ch-ch-changes: Left nav, responsive design, & themes

Thanks everyone for your feedback. The team has responded to feedback in the post Left nav, responsive design, and theming next steps . Check it out. Ch-ch-ch-changes are coming. As you've ...
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1answer
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Please don't sidebar me

In the blog post Updating Navigation for Stack Overflow, Enterprise, and Stack Exchange Sites the term "information architecture" is used to justify the inclusion of a new section for all Stack ...
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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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Make the Stack Exchange logo in top bar more useful by having it open a menu

Currently, the Stack Exchange logo in the top bar (on all sites except Stack Overflow, which has its own unique top bar) is a simple link to https://stackexchange.com/. I do not find it useful in any ...
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Why do “Badges” have their own tab in the navigation?

I'm talking about the tabs provided in the navigation (menu-bar): "Questions", "Tags", "Users", "Badges", "Unanswered" and "Ask Question". I think "Badges" is a topic in the help center and can be ...
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Make the chat link one click away in the new top bar

In the new header could we please move the chat link back to where it was? (One click away) As a daily frequent to the JavaScript room that's the one link I'd love to have visible 100% of the time. ...
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Can we make the post-issue indicator more tolerant of window size?

There is a handy moderator tool that adds a little indicator to the left margin of a post that has deleted comments or flags. This is really useful, as it pushes information to the mods instead of us ...
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HDPI version of Stack Exchange

Is an HDPI version of stack exchange coming to our retina screens? I would be happy to see support for HDPI. The first thing to improve is the image uploader. It should be simple to add a selector ...
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What is the XY problem?

What is the XY problem? When asking questions, how do I recognize when I'm falling into it? How do I avoid it? Return to FAQ index