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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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Please use “relativetime” class on timestamps in comments

Small bug/feature request: The "relativetime" class is not used in comment timestamps. While I was writing this Greasemonkey script, I noticed that the relative timestamps in the comments are not ...
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Improper support for character codes in code and pre blocks

While editing this response, I found a bug in the character escaping code. It is currently possible to write an & using &, but there is no way to specify characters using the numerical ...
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Uniformity of Logos Between Sites

I noticed this today about the logos between the 4 sites. They all vary in size. Server Fault's logo is 250x48, Super User's logo is 250x60, and the logos for Stack Overflow and Meta are 250x61. I ...
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When you click a badge description. The titlebar with your info shrinks [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does my user info disappear when viewing a badge? When I goto this link. The titlebar should have: Envelope, Name, Rep, Badges, Logout, About, FAQ and Search But it only ...
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Search result summaries appear to have raw html where there should be links

If I search for something with multiple words in (so that it doesn't just do a tag search and instead uses /search?q=a+b ) then the results have raw html in where there should be links. e.g. https://...
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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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meta logo background colour doesn't match

It appears that the background of the meta logo doesn't match the background colour used for the rest of the page -- would it be possible to bring these in line? EDIT: According to the eyedropper in ...
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Back to Top links on Answers

Pretty basic question, can we get #top links on the answers, maybe on the bottom right corner of the original answer text? I think it would make browsing the really long threads much easier.
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Try this CSS snippet to make StackOverflow look better

Add this to the very bottom of StackOverflow's style sheet (or use stylish to test it) a,div {-moz-border-radius:3px;-khtml-border-radius:3px;-webkit-border-radius:3px;} It instantly will soften all ...
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When viewing questions in tag marked as “interesting”, they shouldn't be all marked interesting

When viewing questions in one of tags I consider interesting, using URL like http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/<tag>, and I have <tag> among "Interesting tags", all questions are ...
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Allow HTML tags in comments

If "<i>" is innocuous enough to be allowed in questions and answers, why can't we use it in comments too? Please don't make me memorize a bunch of dippy Markdown syntax just to add a little ...
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There is no styling of nested lists

The style for nested lists is the same as the styling of a simple list. The biggest problem with this is the bottom margin: A A → 1 A → 2 A → 3 B B → ...
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Can SO have a fluid vs. fixed-width layout?

When will SO stop wasting real estate of my screen by having static width layout? EDIT It would be very interesting to hear how does Joel, being UI specialist, feel about this. JoelOnSoftware site ...
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Redesign the default view - the sidebar takes way too much space!

On SO, in the default view (Recent Questions), I've got more than 2 screen heights of Interesting Tags and Ignored Tags. Followed by 2 screen heights of Recent Tags and Recent Badges. The actual ...
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In question lists, some of the question body previews wrap strangely

I just noticed a question which appears slightly odd in Firefox 3.5 - "them." is the only text on the second line, so it appears in a rather odd location. (I expect it would wrap to be under the word "...
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Should reputation requirements change as a Stackoverflow Knowledge Exchange site grows in users and content?

Should the reputation requirements to participate in a stackoverflow knowledge exchange site change as the site evolves? In normal use you gain reputation by being up voted, either your question or ...
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When and why did SO start using tables for layout?

I remember looking at some SO source markup months ago, and it was basically <div> heaven. The pure CSS zealots would've loved it. But today I look and see... <DIV id="question" class=""> ...
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What are the architecture details of Stack Overflow?

Software Stack: http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2008/09/what-was-stack-overflow-built-with/ Database Details: http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2009/06/stack-overflow-creative-commons-data-dump/ What are ...
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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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What HTML tags are allowed on Stack Exchange sites?

The Stack Overflow site engine, as you know, uses Markdown for questions and answers. Per the Markdown specification, you are allowed to freely intermix HTML and Markdown tags. Not all HTML tags are ...
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Footer does not stick to bottom of page

OK, sorry, I know this is really superficial, but look at this page: https://stackoverflow.com/a/page/that/does/not/exist/number/1 See the giant, ugly, horrible white space below the footer that ...
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User-Specific CSS

It would be nice if users could add their own styles to the CSS-Rules on SO. This is nothing more than a textarea in the user preferences that takes precedence over the default styles. Users could ...