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Questions tagged [design]

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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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Add easier links to meta sites

I am using the Worldbuilding site as an example. As of now, there is no way to easily get from the main site to meta (or back). To get there, you either have to change the URL in your browser or click ...
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What’s the redesigning campaign – in a nutshell?

On my favourite site, a new design was announced. It contained a lot of links to posts which in turn contain a lot of links, answers, timelines, and references to stuff like Teams which is not ...
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Disabled buttons not visible in /review on some sites

On some sites, when using the review queues, the button which is disabled (because it's not compatible with your (lack of) actions so far) has become invisible: (MathOverflow) (Puzzling Stack ...
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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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Move the sites' information panel in the Stack Exchange's “All Sites” page inside the screen (remove overflow with scroll)

I would like to suggest that when opening a site's information panel in the Stack Exchange's "All Sites" page that it doesn't overflow outside the visible window. This is how it currently is: I think ...
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Comment upvote triangle always appears “upvoted”?

See the image, I haven't voted up this comment, but the triangle inclined me into thinking I've voted. Chrome 68.0.3440.91 from Google Play on OnePlus 6 running Android 8.1.
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Remove the underline for hyperlinks in the edit profile - preview section

Underline for hyperlinks are displaying in the Edit Profile - About me preview section. But where as the actual block is displaying in the profile page, there the underline are not displayed for the ...
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Upvoting comment leaves border around icon until mouse is clicked elsewhere

When clicking to upvote a comment, the icon seems to retain focus resulting in a border around the icon (the bottom comment in the image below). This remains until I click elsewhere on the page or ...
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Can the vertical line please be removed (again)?

The same issue as Why was a vertical line added on the left for users who collapse the left navigation? Can it please be removed? has arisen again. The bug was initially fixed, but it seems ...
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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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The title “URL” in Advanced Search Tips should not be uppercased for localized sites

In the Advanced Search Tips table the title "URL" is uppercased via css style: HTML sourse looks like this: <th scope="row" class="tt-uppercase">url</th> Such approach is not ...
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Some site designs are messed up because of Code of Conduct banner

I saw this bug reported for a single site here, but then I noticed it on another site, then another and another. Soon the list expanded to "most sites with a design". On many sites it's gone ...
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Minimize/close button design in “Join” box is broken [duplicate]

For communities where you still don’t have an account you do see the Join box at the top of the page. This box currently contains a broken minimize/close button: You can see the same for any site ...
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Alignment issue in stackexchange.com site switcher

There is an alignment issue in the stackexchange.com site switcher. The icon is not properly padding with adjacent text. Screenshot for reference: Note: There was a bug reported and completed ...
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Loading animation on edit screen is stretched vertically and appears as vertical lines

I was suggesting an edit (on Android.SE) when I noticed that the loading GIF animation next to the Edit button was stretched vertically. It’s this alax-loader image: Its height appears too large, as ...
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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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“View all tags” left-aligned but “all answers” and “all badges” right-aligned in profile

In desktop version, in the profile tab of a user, the links to view all questions and answers and to view all badges are right-aligned, but the link to view all tags is left-aligned: Is there a ...
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Don't change the position of the checkbox if you choose “Answer your own question”

If you choose "Answer your own question", the position of the checkbox will be changed. It is not the best user experience. It would be better from the UX side, if you don't change the checkbox ...
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Broken Ignored Tags block if text can't fit on one line [duplicate]

It's ok with english: But, for example, on ru StackOverflow the text doesn't fit on one line, so text isn't aligned: If I add css width rules to .s-checkbox, .s-radio it will be ok: .s-checkbox, .s-...
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Different font size for “Edit summary” text

When you edit any question inplace, the "Edit summary" font is thin: But if you edit the question on the separate page (via open "edit" link on a new tab) the font is bolder: Such weird ...
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Stack Exchange sites fail to load CSS and several JavaScript resources with AdBlock enabled [closed]

With the AdBlock add-on, this is what Stack Exchange sites look like: And there are lot of errors in the console, like: Uncaught ReferenceError: StackExchange is not defined at 51978760?noredirect=...
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Click to hide in the Hero content is not aligned correctly for the non joined communities

The "Click to hide" icon in the hero content (welcoming message) for the non joined communities are not aligned correctly for most of the private beta and some other communities. A few examples are: ...
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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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Helpful sidebar content is down below

Currently, when the window becomes too narrow, the whole right sidebar is just appended below the whole main column. That is bad for two reasons. Parts that are immediately related to the top and/...
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UX consistency across SE sites with the new layout / theme

This is somewhat related to this question, which asks about the point of the Stack Exchange logo in the top bar. There's a rather frustrating experience when navigating between Stack Overflow and ...
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Flair with a lot of badges wraps to a new line [duplicate]

I was looking at this answer by PaxDiablo and noticed that their flair had a newline in it: I have no idea if this is a bug or not, but it kinda looks wrong to me. For fun, I changed all badge counts ...
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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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Obscured digits while chat in timeout for mobile client

As you can see, the top part of the countdown digits is obscured in mobile chat on Android Chrome.
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Remove the underline on links to duplicate targets on duplicate closures

I noticed that today, the team changed the style of hyperlinks in posts to show an underline. This has been clarified to be by design. However, I think that this is too cluttered in links to ...
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Underline appearing for hyperlinks

All the hyperlinks in the Post and Comments in the site are displaying with an underline. Sample link. Previously the hyperlinks are displaying without an underline. While edit the post, in the "...
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“Add” button in Watched Tags section in sidebar is too narrow, breaks into two lines [closed]

Update – status-completed This seems to have been resolved as of the current Nightly build. When I click the “edit” link on the Watched Tags section in the sidebar, I see this — the “Add” button ...
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Is there a way to disable responsiveness network-wide? (If not, can we add one?)

In the footer, there is a "Disable Responsiveness" link that toggles responsiveness on the current SE site: But I don't like responsiveness and would prefer to disable it across the entire SE network,...
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Problem with Cyrillic symbols on the Code of Conduct page of ruSO

There is a problem with the font on the Code of Conduct page of ruSO. As you can see below, the font quite different. English: Russian: As I can see, original font contains Cyrillic symbols. But SO ...
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Badge notifications from other sites should not use the icons from the current site [duplicate]

Badge notification from other sites (here, meta.SE) should use their resp. badge icons (here, the default), not the ones from the site I'm currently on. Failing that (because, do we really want to ...
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Dismissing the CoC announcement also closes the “join this community” hero banner

Screencast to demonstrate the issue, more detailed explanation below. Sorry for the bad quality, it seems that imgur compresses the gif a bit ... a bit much. On Stack Exchange communities that I have ...
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Can we show new/anonymous users more Q&A?

With left nav, responsive design, and various new-user notices, this is what an anonymous user currently sees (browser window here is 1090px wide): I realize that a lot of this content -- code of ...
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It is now all but impossible to tell sites apart at a glance

Let's play a little guessing game. I came across an open tab -- which site am I on? All but impossible to tell at a glance from design elements alone!¹ All my subconscious has to go on are ...
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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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Question titles overflow their column

Long question titles (and their tags) extend to the left of the appropriate column: The same behaviour can be observed on a number of sites. I suspect it's something to do with the new theme, but I'm ...
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Left-aligned numeric columns in network profile

In the Top Questions and Top Answers sections of one’s network profile, the post scores are misaligned. For example: Notice how the 1 in the 1046 line is in the same column as the 9 in the 938 line. ...
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Invalid message in “Select your next badge” popup

Consider the "Select your next badge" popup. You can access it via user profile page: In some cases, i.e. filtering tags by class (Gold only on the image below) the following message is invalid: ...
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Too much space between badge icon and number of badges

An (perhaps unintended) consequence of the new design (e.g. here on Meta Stack Exchange) is that the spacing between the badge icon (the gold, silver or bronze dot) and the number of badges is ...
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If there's a design pattern, shouldn't it be present throughout the sites?

So, Ask Ubuntu just got a facelift/new theme. It's the Stack Exchange site I frequent the most. Also, recently, I have been looking for some work. The top bar moving in to the left bar to ...
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Border appears on left of question list, even without sidebar [duplicate]

I have disabled the sidebar. However, the annoying left border still remains: Why is this here? It also shows up here on MSE and Programming Puzzles & Code Golf Stack Exchange:
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Make the share, edit, close, flag, … buttons more obviously buttons, please?

The buttons for acting upon a question or answer — share, edit, close, flag, sometimes others — are presented as tiny gray words. Here's what you see reading this question right now, for instance: ...
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Why was a vertical line added on the left for users who collapse the left navigation? Can it please be removed?

I noticed that a vertical line has begun appearing on the left of every page in the new responsive layout, if I have the left navigation collapsed in my account settings. See screenshots: ...
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Profile page don't fit 15-inch displays (laptops) when used in Opera browser

In displays/screens with 15 inch, the profile layout doesn't fit, for example on Meta Stack Exchange: This "bug" occurs on the stackoverflow.com/users/<id> and meta.stackexchange.com/...
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The line spacing for the subtitle for the CoC on Aviation.SE looks strange

https://aviation.stackexchange.com/conduct I see while on other sites I see it normally
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Is the Code of Conduct illustration “truly” inclusive?

Yesterday, @Rand al'Thor posted a question observing that the image accompanying the newly released Code of Conduct, seemed to be slanted in favor of Stack Overflow (SO). As the OP is not a member ...