Questions tagged [design]

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Should deleted answers still be visible?

By pure chance, I was reading this thread at the same time someone was being downvoted heavily and their answer was deleted. I could still see their answer and even copy/paste the text of their answer....
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Can the main HNQ page be made more mobile aware? [duplicate]

The mobile aware functionality of Stack Exchange has steadily improved over the years and it’s mainly a joy to use. However, when my fat thumbs stumble onto the main HNQ landing page (stackexchange....
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Hot Meta Posts ?cb=1 results in link not changing color to indicate having visited the post in the past, if question is accessed from elsewhere

Reason for black and gray: The link which has been visited is black and the link which has not been visited(via that link is gray). Bug/Implementation issue: As can be observed from the above ...
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Announcing a design experiment re: placement of “Ask question” button

TL;DR Because the current location of the “Ask question” button is inconsistent, we want to move it. But first, we’re testing the proposed new location to ensure we don’t negatively impact question ...
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Poor contrast on edit page in dark mode [migrated]

Edit Notice When editing a post that will be placed into a queue for review, a notice is shown that has poor text contrast in dark mode. It has a color contrast ratio of 1.42: The notice element has ...
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For what it's worth, 'four' is missing transparency

On the Winter Bash 2020 countdown page (which is awesome, by the way!), I couldn't help spotting this: All digits except four have transparency in their internal parts. Poor four doesn't. Can it ...
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Web presence link flows through profile info in the network profile

I went to the network profile of a certain user, and saw that their web presence link flowed right into their Network Profile info: Shouldn't it go to a new line?
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Message drop-down options box in chat is moving while scrolling through chat

I know the question title might sound weird. Let me explain. When the drop-down of message is clicked and the box with options (like reply to message, flag) is displayed and one is scrolling through ...
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Answers in mobile site scroll slightly

In the last couple of days answers in the mobile (non-responsive) site have started scrolling slightly, by what appears to be 16 pixels. This affects the whole answer box down to the add comment ...
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Why is the page design for search results different than questions/tagged results?

For example, check out stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/python as compared to stackoverflow.com/search Personally, I find the /search version much less visually pleasing. (I am curious if others ...
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Why would the number of columns in the “Stack Exchange Network” section in the footer vary? [duplicate]

The number of columns in the "Stack Exchange Network" in the footer varies. For example, the Science section has 2 columns, but there are still 10 more unlisted sites. Why don't they be ...
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Suggested-edits with weird format [duplicate]

This was experienced in a Samsung Galaxy A30s with Android 10 using Google Chrome. When a question or an answer has an edit, like this question, from a user that doesn't have enough reputation for it ...
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FAB Button for Support: Shadow is limited and cut off by iframe [migrated]

The FAB Button shadow (bottom right) for the support chat on the Stack Overflow for Teams pages seems to be limited by the iframe it's embedded in. This leads to the shadow cutting off very unsightly....
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Are all non-Beta sites displayed in the footer?

When on summer 2019 many sites made it out of beta I noticed that only graduated sites showed in the footer of all Stack Exchange sites. For instance, see a snapshot of Meta.SE from March 8, 2019 on ...
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Is theme settings gone on Stack Exchange?

I love the dark theme since the beta theme feature is available on all forums in Stack Exchange. To my surprise, lights turned on again here, and the theme setting in Preferences is no longer there. I ...
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Show election voting privilege notice next to its button

Clicking on one of the buttons in this election, I saw this notice pop up: But it showed way down here! If my scrollbar had been any farther up the page, I wouldn't have seen that. Can we make the ...
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Accepted answer icon is out of alignment on highly scored answers

Over at Stack Overflow, there is a highly-scored, accepted answer with its accepted icon well out of alignment: Also this answer, here on Meta: Can we fix the alignment of the checkmarks to match ...
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Question asking experience “jump to top” is incredibly annoying [duplicate]

Write question. Scroll down to bottom of page. Click "Review your question" button. Page scrolls to top and tells me my question is ready to publish. I now have to manually scroll back down ...
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Asking a question being on mobile view broke some style

When using a mobile web asking a question redirects you to the full site version but it seems that some styles are not applied correctly. In particular for inbox and achievements popups:
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Long custom filter name doesn't fit into layout

For the long enough custom filter name there is an issue with layout. Not too screaming in read-only mode but super obvious when edit mode is enabled. See an animated gif for details: It seems that ...
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New line on the answers list starts too early

A new line of the question title on the user's answers page starts too early (e.g. Shog9's answers): It seems that the width of the blue margin (on the picture) should be slightly (?) reduced to ...
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Apostrophes in UI (', ’) which is correct?

I just noticed that in site UI at least two types of apostrophes are used: ’ ' According to Wikipedia the first one is called "Typesetter's apostrophe" and the second one is "...
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Show votes cast table content in one line if possible

There is the table on the votes tab: As you see the dates displayed in two lines despite enough horizontal place to show them in one line. It looks ever more weird for non-English sites, like on ruSO:...
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Hide communities page is too narrow

In the user profile site settings section all subsections except "Hide communities" use full width of regular content area. E.g.: Preferences: Flair: Hide communities: Can we please ...
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Theme support naming alignment

As a first word I would say that this issue is related to Stack Overflow in Russian only, but implemention the fix for that should be done in general since the code is shared between all international ...
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Election buttons aren't styled anymore

Election buttons, e.g. in this current election seem to lack styling: They used to be blue, like this screenshot (thanks @Machavity):
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Improve the vertical spacing of “People reached” in Area 51 Discussions profile

In my profile at Area 51 Discussions, the alignment of the "Estimated number of people reached" label is too close to the "Posts edited" and flagging/voting history labels: It ...
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Improve alignment of “Learn more” button in “Next privilege” popup [duplicate]

The alignment of the "Learn more" button in the "Next privilege" popup is not really well aligned with the edge of the black square: It is also too close to the text showing how ...
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Sites API should include a site branding color, or if it shouldn't, why not?

I'm making a Stack Exchange app, and one thing I found pretty cool in the sites API is that it sends us the colors for links and tags, so my apps color is kind of consistent with the sites. But the ...
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Scroll summary page to bottom, if there are no issues with the question [duplicate]

When I am done with a longer question, I have to scroll down "Ask question" page to the bottom, to hit "Review your question" button. When this is done, and my question is reviewed,...
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Without understandable feedback it's hard to know if I can reward my bounty

This issue was reproduced in Android 10 using Google Chrome and using the browser in Desktop mode, and was reproduced in more than one community. As you can see in the next image, I created a question ...
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Formatting toolbar covered by Android pop-up menu [closed]

This problem was reproduced in an Android 10 Samsung Galaxy A30s using Gboard or Samsung keyboard, Google Chrome and in more than one community. When I want to add a link to the two initial rows of an ...
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Change the keyboard shortcut for inserting blockquotes into a post

In Firefox, on mostly Linux distributions it seems, pressing CTRL+Q (the blockquote-insert shortcut) causes Firefox to quit, and doesn't insert quotes into the question body. You can configure ...
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Misalignment on user bounty page when there is one answer vs. multiple answers [duplicate]

This is a very minor problem, but if we go to a user's bounty page (e.g. this one), there is a misalignment between questions with 1 answer and questions with multiple answers. I don't think this is ...
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Clicking on a negatively-received, grayed-out answer no longer permanently removes the graying-out

Answers that are of sufficient negative score are grayed out when viewed. If one wants to more easily read the answer, they can mouse over the answer content, and it will no longer be grayed out for ...
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Lots of tags breaks mobile responsive layout [duplicate]

I really hope this is a duplicate. Here is a screenshot: When a post has lots of tags on the mobile responsive layout ('full site' in the footer), they don't wrap round and you end up with ...
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Should the question be closed if it has been answered in another thread of some website?

The question which has been answered in some other website should be marked closed in Stack Overflow? It can help to find active questions and reduce time to investigate duplicate questions with other ...
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Pirate's eye (Feature request to disable watched/ignored-tags with a single click)

The Pirate's eye The current design of all stack-exchange sites allow the users to Watch and Ignore tags. The purpose of this feature has been described in the following post: What do “watched tags” ...
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Please add a delay to the tag-badge tooltips in closed post notices

The tooltips for tag badges in closed post notices come up too fast. Hovering or even just passing over the "discussion" tag badge in this post brings up the tooltip way too quickly - ...
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Change SO login to show Stack Overflow icon rather than Stack Exchange icon SEDE

When I go to login at SEDE, I usually login with Stack Overflow, but the SO login is using the icon from Stack Exchange: Could we change that to Stack Overflow's icon ()? It's a small thing, but I ...
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Scroll to the sides in mobile when question has many tags [duplicate]

I've reproduced this behaviour in different communities, so it's very likely to be a general problem. I'm using Google Chrome in both Android and Windows 10. When the question has a big list of tags, ...
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I haven't been here for a year, but it says I have [closed]

Just yesterday I saw this pop up in my achievements cup: I haven't even been on Stack Overflow for that long, let alone here. So what happened? I did earn 200 reputation, but I haven't been here for ...
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Why are there “greater-than-signs (>)” in locked post vote-totals tooltips?

Wherever I go, if I click on the vote totals tooltip on a locked question or answer that has historical significance, there is always a > present just before the description. This screenshot: ...
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Empty leaderboard style ad

I recently joined a new site, so I get the joy of seeing ads again. This add struck me as odd Inspecting the page also revealed no hint of any actual add container being present. The HTML of the page ...
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Make bounty background color blue, in the Reputation Summary on the profile page [duplicate]

Currently, when you are awarded a bounty, the color in the Reputation Summary tab shows up green, just like any other accepted answer or other reputation increase. This can be a little confusing, ...
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Mathematical symbol not displaying within spoiler on mobile site

I am on Chrome for Android, and when I open the second spoiler in this answer, the symbol does not display - I see the literal text $\checkmark$ instead. If I leave the spoiler open and add a comment, ...
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The div containing tags for a question doesn't reflow, causing layout issues for questions with long/many tags

This appears to be a css bug which (I think) has recently been introduced. It's most visible when viewing questions on Stack Exchange sites using mobile devices (the full site with responsiveness, not ...
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Alignment issue in the chat site's site switcher

There is an alignment issue in the chat site's site switcher. "Find a Stack Exchange community" text is overlapped with the Search icon. For example : Site switcher in the following chat ...
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Please make scrollbar arrows visible again

In my Firefox 81.0.1 64-bit, on Windows 10 Pro 64-bit, the scroll buttons in the Similar Questions list on the Ask Question page (and also in code blocks everywhere else) are invisible: That ...
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Progress-bar of “earned new privilege” shows incorrect percentage

When a new privilege is earned, one can see the following card on their profile page: Now, if I understand correctly, the progress bar's value indicates either the progress of the newly earned tag (...

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