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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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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 ...