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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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Different question highlighting colors on different favorite tags

It would be nice to be able to have different highlighting based on different favorite tags. An interesting way to do this would be to change the highlight color from the default (#FFEFC6) to ...
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How to disable Markdown feature?

If I want to ask something like "Is it a List<String> or a List<Question>?" it gets printed as "Is it a List or a List?" which obviously doesn't make any sense. I can surely replace < ...
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Layout quirk on questions page - Preview/summary displacement [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Strange formatting on questions page Take a look at the following screenshot of a question snippet: http://media.dominicrodger.com/quirk.jpg The layout quirk is that the ...
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format color error for XML

The colorization auto-formatting doesn't seem to work too well for XML over at SO. It seems to work properly over here. Check out the color of the XML at the bottom of this question: In XSLT, can I ...
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Careers experience layout messed up in IE

Fixed - Thanks guys! Noticed that the public CV for careers has a different layout for Firefox and IE7. In IE, I get the heading and tags on several lines: alt text http://img214.imageshack.us/...
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What's was the original background color of the accepted answer?

Does anyone still remember it? It's not exactly "green".
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No change in appearance when hovering over link containing backticked code [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Make links in monospaced format look more like links. Something I spotted on this answer today: If a link's text contains backticked code, there is no visual change when ...
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Removal of <table>s from SO HTML [duplicate]

Original Question On the whole the SO HTML is very good - I've never had any rendering problems. However I am working on an Stackoverflow iPhone App and the use of HTML tables (mainly on the ...
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Using SO, SU, SF Logos and Colour Schemes in Third Party Apps/Tools

I am building an App to access Stackoverflow, I would very much like to use the logo and colour scheme to give users a sense on continuity. But at the same time I don't want people to think it a SO ...
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Themes for Stack Exchange sites

Does Stack Exchange offer themes (just like in gmail) where the user can choose his best liked theme for each site? If not, how about having it?
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Errors in sstatic.net CSS file

In http://sstatic.net/mso/all.css?v=4905, there are a number of errors, according to Firefox: Expected 'important' but found 'ie7' Error in parsing value for 'max-height'. Declaration dropped. ...
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Highlight links in code sections in meta [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Make links in monospaced format look more like links. If you go to https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/25837/retag-request-source-control it's impossible to know that ...
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The user information is cutoff in the answer/question revision page?

https://superuser.com/revisions/51758/list Here is a quick example of a revision list. I noticed that on the right hand side with every edit, the user names are there, but their rep/badge count is ...
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CSS link elements with no required type attribute

My FireFox HTML validator add-on always flags SO with a couple of warnings one of which is that the CSS link elements in the head don't have the required type attribute (type="text/css"). Is there a ...
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Valid HTML and semantics [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Use an HTML Validator on SO Does SO family care about valid html markup and semantic web? I've noticed that tables are used in most places where non-tabular data is being ...
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Make links formatted as code more prominent

Since the grey background colour has been added to inline code, links are quite hard to spot. When linking to a function's documentation I usually do it like this since it is a function it seems to ...
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What's the advantage of removing the accepted answer green background?

I always found it really easy to know if the question was solved or still pending simply by the green background. Now that its removed I have to consciously search for that little green arrow to know ...
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Move the recent activity css to a separate file

While debugging my newest, daftest, GreaseMonkey script I noticed that the css for the "Recent Activity" pages is inlined in the html. A moderate performance improvement could be achieved by moving ...
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Wide page layout option for 1080p and 1080i screens

Wondering whether SO/SU/SF/Meta could have an option for a 'wide page layout', for those of us with 1080p/1080i resolutions. The unused whitespace on both sides of the middle 'column' could be put to ...
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Yet another small ad CSS bug [closed]

I accessed the site with Internet Explorer 7 from my university today, just to see how it looked for unregistered users. I came upon this: Not short of the irony of the ad, look at the starts. ...
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Use an HTML Validator on SO

I would like to suggest checking the markup of SO to uncover bugs. No, not for accessibility or philosophical reasons, and definitely not for the sake of validation itself. And forget the goal of ...
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CSS fix/feature request: Visited link color for SO main navigation

I see that there are a hundred questions here on meta about the color scheme, but this one is very specific and easy to fix: stackoverflow.com has colored links for each of the main navigation ...
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Better style for HTML 'definition list' <dl> elements

Among allowed HTML tags there are tags which together form 'definition list', namely <dl> (definition list), <dt> (definition term), and <dd> (definition description) elements. They ...
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Who's behind the UI design of Stack Overflow?

What's their major and job title? I think they're awesome and created a good look and feel with the use of only a few images.
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Sidebar covers text area

Even as I'm writing this post, there is a bug on StackOverflow which prevents me from continuing. That is, I must open up a text editor on my computer, then cut this text and paste it into the text ...
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Is the color highlighting of “interesting” questions wrong?

I've noticed that the highlight color of "interesting" questions often causes me to subconsciously skip over them - opposite of the intended effect. It makes them look similar to ads that are stuck in ...
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stackoverflow does not horizontally scale

It does not effectively utilize the extra horizontal space on large or wide screen monitors. In lieu of a screenshot, imagine if you will the sight of more than half the width of a 2048x1152 monitor ...
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HTML / CSS layout problem with Stack Overflow flair

I have my flair (<script> snippet) on my webpage and I would like to have an image or a text right next to it. Like this: [flair] [my object] The only way I've managed to handle it so far ...
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Can the longer comment bug be fixed?

Single-line comments show like two lines, simply to give space for the Vote and Flag icons, which are placed with above the other. Can these buttons be placed next to each other? This would allow ...
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There is a visual bug with self accepted answers that look bad on the user page [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are the number of upvotes on an answer sometimes blue? Looking through some users profiles I could find some self accepted answers. At first I didn't understand why it ...
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Few font size-related layout issues

I am using a default font size of 26px and stackoverflow's layout seems to not work well with such a large sizes. The most important issue is that many inputs tend to overflow and partially get ...
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What are the StackOverflow UI design secrets?

I am sure all of you have observed the cohesive design of this site. My question is about some of the cool info-boxes that appear upon various events, such as when someone with lower reputation tries ...
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Question Overflowing into tags

In the process of naval gazing, I came across this question: What resources exist for database performance tuning. If you scroll down to the bottom of the question the tags are flowing into the last ...
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Is anyone else experiencing random times where the CSS styling disappears on any SO site?

Currently I am posting this on a page without any CSS style. Anyone else experiencing this? I am using Firefox 3.5.2 and have tried refreshing (CTRL + F5) multiple times, even closing the browser. I ...
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Printer-friendly layout truncates long titles on Firefox

When I print a stackoverflow question from Firefox that has a long title, the title is truncated. The rest of the layout looks fine. Here is a sample SO question. On my printer, the title is ...
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Highlighted search terms in links makes them to lose underscored style on hover

When searching on any of the SO family sites, search terms are highlighted in the results with a background color. However, this tends to change result links' style to have no 'underlined' style on ...
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“Default” view vs “Questions” view

While the screen caps are from superuser, this request is for all sites. A "site wide preference" would be nice. In order to maximize vertical screen space, I would like to use a horizontally ...
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The layout breaks when colons are placed in links

Please, see the broken layout here. If you use links that contain two "http"-part like with the links in WayBack Machine, the SO-layout breaks. The original code was: Good tutorial [here][1]. See [...
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'Next Page' on Profile loses CSS

Occasionally, I'll want to look through my older questions or answers from my profile page. There have been a few instances (including just a moment ago) when clicking on the next page in my list of ...
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Why can't table markup elements be used? [duplicate]

In What HTML tags are allowed on Stack Exchange sites?, Jeff explains which basic HTML elements are allowed. Near the end he states We do not and will not allow table tags -- sorry. This is ...
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Voting arrows don't line up

The triangle voting images don't line up for me. Using Safari on Mac, they are two pixels different horizontally. Using Firefox on Mac, they are one pixel different. Since the images are 40px wide, ...
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Code hard to read with answer's Green Background

I don't want to sound like a little princes lol, but sometimes I have a hard time reading C# code with a green background, the classes, methods and variables syntax highlighting is green too (although ...
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When I'm composing the answer I want to see the question somewhere near [duplicate]

I see two possible solutions: Put the answering form immediately below the question (in the collapsed state by default) Put a copy of the question near the answering form.
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Tabs Flicker when Mouse Over Top Edge

If I go to the Questions page and hold the mouse over the top edge of one of the tabs (other than the one currently displayed) the tab will flicker wildly. This happens in all major browsers. (IE, ...
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SO HTML formats time incorrectly

See this SO question: Parsing non-standard date string from Stack Overflow into a .NET DateTime. It seems to me that if you are going to use the Universal Sortable time format, you should omit the ...
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Did you just change the fixed width?

I noticed SO, SF, SU, and here have a bit wider of a width for their fixed-width layout. Is it just me or did you just change this and why?
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Why can't we have simple HTML in comments?

Why can't we have simple HTML in comments; or at least newlines and tabs? I think it would be good if we had such functionality.
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Has the favourite star got rounded spikes?

I just noticed that the favourite star has slightly rounded spikes. I'm quite sure they were pointy yesterday. Is this true, and which version do you like better?
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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 &amp;, but there is no way to specify characters using the numerical ...