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Our Design Vision for Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network

For those who don’t know me, I’m the Director of Design at Stack Overflow. I’m responsible for the team of designers who work on the public sites. The visuals of Stack Overflow and the network sites ...
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New Staff and Mod Labels on site metas and Meta Stack Exchange

Update: As can be seen on this post and elsewhere on the site, the styling for the mod/ staff labels has been modified, and hopefully will not pop out and be as overwhelming as the original colors: ...
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Stack Exchange is failing its community

I guess this is very much an intervention. There's a few policies in the pipeline - here's one, and there's another one that's not been officially announced that a good many moderators are opposed to. ...
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Colors update: A more detailed look

A few months ago, we let you all know that in order to progress our goal of being more accessible, we would need to redefine our colors within our design system, Stacks. Before I walk you through the ...
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Accessibility Update: Colors

As you may already know, we were working on accessibility last year. We took a break about a few months ago to assess how we were approaching the problem and rethink that approach. We never want to ...
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Seeking your input on redesigning our post summary component

Tl;dr We are redesigning our post summary component and would like your input before the design process begins. The post summary component appears on most pages that show a list of posts, including ...
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Can we make the "expanded user card" privilege universal?

Pursuant to discussion on the new Code of Conduct FAQ on pronouns, several have asked how far they'll need to search to determine if a user has expressed their preferred pronouns. This requested ...
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Create comment-spawned chatrooms for the post, not for the users

When you have too many comments on a question and/or answer the exchange comes up with some text asking if you want to move the discussion over to chat. When you do do that it creates a chat room for ...
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How should I inform a user I'm using their answer in a book?

I used my popular question Do Projects Ever End Early? as the basis of a book I wrote. (Available for free, for a limited time, here.) What is the appropriate protocol to inform the 14 users whose ...
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Let's make it easier to get a room

Let's make it easier for people discussing a post in comments to retire to chat, without waiting for comments to pile up until the system prompts them or a moderator acts. There are two main use ...
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SVG Flairs (In Addition To PNG Flairs)?

A few weeks ago, Flairs were sent to the client as HTML data (in one way or another). Now they are simpler to use—a single PNG is generated and sent to the client. This is a good improvement, except ...
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User avatars are noisy in screen readers

The user card currently has "user avatar" as the alt text for the profile picture. This is problematic for two reasons: It's on the image, not the link, so it ends up as both the text for ...
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Should SE Staff have a Special Character in Their User Name? [duplicate]

Referring to this question and answer: https://meta.stackoverflow.com/a/281772/4241535 I along with other immediately wondered why a low rep user was editing and posting as if they had the authority ...
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Optimise Stack Exchange user flair for Retina displays

I really love the way user flair works, but unfortunately it doesn't look very sharp on a Retina display, especially when juxtaposed with browser-rendered text. If you made the generated image twice ...
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Have a higher-resolution flair for printing

For the Stack Overflow meetup today, I thought I would print out my flair image - one of these: But unfortunately they have a resolution of only 208×58 pixels, which is not quite enough to print ...
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