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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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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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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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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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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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Why do Chemistry and Physics SE use text numbers instead of lining numbers?

[N.B.: I use a Mac, but I'm assuming the following is not Mac-specific.] I've noticed that, font-wise, SE sites can be divided into two categories: 1) Those that employ a sans-serif font (e.g., TeX ...
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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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Responsive design now available on all sites; new theme customization coming soon

It's been a long process, but the changes we announced back in March are done. Most sites will see their new themes live for all users on November 30. Some sites with blocking issues may have to wait ...
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Bring back site-specific fonts to the new design

For example, English Language & Usage's updated site theme is ready for testing! is perceived badly, where one of the reasons were the old design looking old-fashioned, including the Serif ...
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Live: Left nav, new theming and responsiveness

This post is now locked due to a lot of off-topic or very tangentially related issues being posted here. It's so large that it is pretty hard to find/triage issues listed. If you have a concern ...
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