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Questions tagged [design]

Use this tag for questions regarding the design of the Stack Exchange websites; e.g., for issues with the layout.

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LTR and RTL nicknames mixture produces a messed up stream of characters (+ proposal of a hack to fix it)

Note: I am aware that this issue was reported many times for at least 9 years. However, it is still not fixed, and I created a hack to fix it. Just for fun, I rendered my nickname in NKo script that ...
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Having a dark theme for Stack Exchange sites

Each Stack Exchange site should provide users the option of using a dark site design/theme. Why is this feature missing? The major IDEs are already a letdown regarding dark color schemes.
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Snippet CSS content is corrupting the console display

I have encountered a bug in the Stack Overflow snippet interface. I have created a div and wrote some css in the CSS section for the same. I noticed that the div CSS content is affecting the console ...
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Use more available space for search box in top bar

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 ...
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Hot Meta Posts titles aren't spaced from vote totals if vote total is a three-digit number

Recently, a post with a three-digit vote score ended up on the Hot Meta Posts list on Stack Overflow. Due to its high vote score, it ended up just barely touching the post title link: Can extra space ...
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Apply the site primary theme color in the edit profile page

In all the Stack Exchange per-site and per-site meta's Edit Profile page, the sub menu titles (PERSONAL INFORMATION, EMAIL SETTINGS, SITE SETTINGS, ...) and markdown editor toolbar hover color are set ...
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Footer glitch when browser window is not wide enough

See image for example. This happens in IE8 and Opera 10.62 (I didn't test other browsers). Basically, if your browser window is not wide enough, the footer is a bit broken when you scroll.
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What is the state of the new site designs promised after the redesign?

Last year, Jon Ericson wrote in an announcement about the completion of the responsive design rollout: We'll continue fixing bugs and starting in 2019 we'll be working on designs for sites with the ...
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Privilege box height is less than badge box [duplicate]

On my temporary profile page for Game Development, the height of the privilege box is less than badge box located next to it.
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Why do some questions in question lists have a yellow background? [duplicate]

On SO, when I'm scrolling through "questions" some have a yellow background. Is this intuitive to everyone but me? What is the yellow background trying to tell me about this particular question?
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Title for the icons in per-site and per-site meta

When hover the icons of the Meta User and Main User in the profile page on per-site and per-site meta, I see the title as meta site favicon and parent site favicon. These titles are applied only for ...
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The privileges page uses problematic styling

Prompt. The things I can do are faded to the point of unreadability, while the things I cannot do are more legible. The hover effect is used to gain readability of faded items, but many devices have ...
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Some per-site metas have the incorrect blue “main site” theme instead of the correct black on mobile

Summary: Unlike the desktop site, all mobile main sites (except SO and its language variants and A51) have the same blue theme and all mobile meta sites (except bugged ones) have the same black theme. ...
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Separator line not aligned when viewing vote counts on historically locked posts on Internet Explorer 11

When viewing the vote counts on a post with a historical lock on it in Internet Explorer 11, the separator line between the upvotes and the downvotes isn't aligned. Normal post (aligned): Locked ...
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Direct links to Stack Exchange profile subtabs look bad

In a StackExchange.com profile, you can directly link to a tab like Favorites just fine. But when you try to link to the votes subtab under that, it doesn't look right because it's not the entire page ...
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Unique Badge Icons in Summary

Badges look differently on each SE site, as per the unique themes of each site. However, when looking at the Summary of Accounts in a user's profile, the badges for all sites use the icon for the ...
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Expand summary block to full width if there no items in queue

If a queue has items to review, it looks fine: But if there are no items in queue, the description looks bad. This block basically consists of 2 blocks: <div> <div class="...
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All Sites - Search for community by name and description

On the All Sites page of SE there is no way to search for a community by its name or description. The only way to find a community is to read each site individually as requested by the description of ...
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CSS bug with printing site pages (now with 100% more suggested fix included!)

So I have to print some Stack Overflow pages and bring them around. Just accept it. Problem: while pages may look perfectly normal on the web, something recently broke the print layout... a huge ...
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A possible bug: The right margin of printed SE content is way too large [duplicate]

I am viewing a Stack Exchange question in Chrome on a Windows machine. If I now click on "Print...", I obtain the following preview: Visually, there appears to be way too much white space to the ...
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Featured on Meta widget missing :visited style

Pretty self-explanatory. Basically all links on stack exchange use #07C as the default colour, and #005999 for the :visited, :active, and :hover states (or whatever the colours happen to be for a ...
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Flag dialog is under sidebar text

The flag dialog is under the left sidebar text. This only started happening over the past day or two. Using Safari 12.1.1 on MacOS High Sierra. Successfully reproduced on StackOverflow and PPCG, along ...
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Ask question - Tags - partial placeholder text truncated

On the Ask a question page, in the Tags textbox, the placeholder width is set to 19px, so a part of the placeholder text is truncated.
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Summarize badge counts > 1000 [duplicate]

There exists (glorious) users on various StackExchange sites with more than 1000 badges. This makes the formatting of the user profile at the bottom of questions/answers a little odd, as the badge ...
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Make click on row behave like click on checkbox in “move comments to chat” option in mod menu on question

Right now, clicking on the row behaves like clicking on the radio button. Notice how the radio button flashes indicating that it's being clicked. The checkbox should be checked instead.
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Text area bug in Firefox 4 [closed]

On Stack Overflow (and lots of other websites too, unfortunately), Firefox 4 beta (at least versions 4.0b4pre-b6pre) automatically adds a resize handle to text areas, which is probably not what you ...
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Alignment issue in the “Similar Questions” side bar

"Similar Questions" section in the right hand side bar is not aligned properly, the padding is missing. Since the "How to Ask", "How to Tag" and "How to Format" sections are having proper placeholder ...
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Hidden left nav looks weird (blue linkish design)

Previously the left nav hidden in the topbar had the same black layout as the uncollapsed nav. However recently they turned into some strange bluish/link color. I don't think this is intentional: ...
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Low quality question page not having same style as rest of site

On Stack Overflow, when the "questions you ask per week is limited" page is shown, the style does not match the rest of the site. It doesn't have the same heading and sidebar. The entire webpage is ...
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Double tooltip on Email Settings page

There's tooltip doubling on Email Settings page on the profile: That definitely looks weird.
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hot network questions have inconsistent CSS for visited/not visited depending on the site you're on

This is a HNQ excerpt from Stack Overflow. Visited questions are objectively darker. This is a HNQ excerpt from Super User. Visited questions are objectively lighter. This is a HNQ excerpt from ...
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HNQ links sometimes hard to see [duplicate]

The Hot Network Questions tab exists on many sites. It is (almost) always dark-ish text on a white background. Usually, links that I've clicked on before change color, which helps me keep track of ...
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RSS icon overlaps url in subscribe window

For example, on locked-questions page. It's ok to overlap, but 'cause icon has alpha background, it looks bad. Possible solutions: Add padding. Make white icon background.
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Do not place the editor on top of the author when zooming in

At a certain zoom level or sufficiently small browser window, respectively, author and editor information do not fit side-by-side anymore and get placed on top of each other. So far so good. However ...
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Links overlap on snippets

With certain screen widths, the “Hide results” and “Full page” links on snippets overlap (e.g. here, you need to run the code snippet to repro) Using a smaller or bigger width makes the page ...
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Bounty amount on reputation tab hardly readable

Today, a bounty was awarded to one of my answers (thanks @gnat); when I visited my reputation tab I noticed that the amount is hardly readable since it's green text on a blue background: Can that be ...
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Why do stack sites use different fonts?

I just found that the Stack Overflow font is bigger than the font on math.stackexchange. Look at last lines on two images. math.stackexchange: Stack Overflow: Why do they use different fonts?
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Overlap of <kbd> elements

Two <kbd> elements on adjacent lines overlap each other. On SO the overlap is small enough that the bottom border is still visible, so it looks ok, but on the SE betas the overlap is worse and ...
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Why such dull colours?

Why such dull colours? Oh I forgot, it's created by programmers :-P I'm not by any means a designer, but from my art background I can tell you that changing the orange top-bar of stackoverflow, you'...
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Activity data checkbox style

Activity data checkbox style looks different on my iPad than other checkboxes on the Preferences page: I’m using iOS Google Chrome 74.0.3729.155
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New members can't find logout button

From time to time we receive questions about logout button on ru SO: Как выйти с учетной записи в Stackoverflow? Как выйти с аккаунта на сайте. Где кнопка Выход? Подскажите, как выйти из аккаунта на ...
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Bounty text color is awful [duplicate]

Green text color! Are you serious! It used to be white for sure. Could be found in the reputation tab - for example, I browsed this dear user.
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How can I format a list inside a numbered list nicely

I posted on meta.stats a question with a bullet list in a numbered list. See the excerpt below (as most of you can't see that question yet). As you can see it looks currently horrible. Is there a way ...
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It's annoying to click the top banner ad when I'm trying to click upvote

I don't know if my internet is slow, but it seems to be perfectly timed that right when I am about to click the upvote for a question, the top banner ad loads into view right where the upvote button ...
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Too much whitespace breaks markdown side-by-side diff

I came across this "bug" when reviewing this suggested edit. The review basically removes a lot of useless whitespace from a codeblock (that was used to show a stacktrace). This is how it looks like ...
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Is the visual design of Area 51 intended to appeal largely to geeks?

Space, aliens, freakin' unicorns. Area 51's all a bit geek-centric (making it inherently more male-oriented). However, aren't we supposed to be proposing sites for the internet community at large? Isn'...
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Number of questions missing with Custom Question Lists

Without Custom Question Lists on the left, with Custom Question Lists on the right: The one with CQL is missing the part where it says "16,828,657 questions". I frequently use this number when I'...
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<kbd> elements are way too intrusive

<kbd> is a great way to mark up text to be entered. But when you use it on Stack Exchange sites, it's really difficult to read. For instance, say I typed this sentence by starting with a Shift+F,...
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Is it possible to make the annotation and flag counters on profiles colorblind friendly?

I have a heck of a hard time identifying whether a user has annotations or flagged posts on their account when looking at the profile page and only one is present. There is an older post asking for a ...