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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Is there Documentation for Stack Exchange Chat Design System?

I want to create a userscript that will change Stack Exchange Chat but I will need to first study Stack Exchange Chat Design before I start to develop. I have found Stacks but since Stack Overflow's ...
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A simple way to make new answers more discoverable

In my opinion, one shortcoming of Stack Exchange is the discoverability of new answers on questions. This simple feature proposal would make it more enticing for users to discover new answers, while ...
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Why are some user profile images showing up on the left side in the list of questions? [duplicate]

User images have always been on the right side in this list, but to my surprise, today two images showed up on the left side: I am using the desktop version of Google Chrome on Ubuntu. Is this a bug?
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Letter descenders cut off using full site on Safari

Some of the descenders on words on the home page are cut off. For example the ‘g’s in the picture below. I’m using the full site on Safari running on iOS 14.6.
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Having many long tags on a question breaks question list layout [duplicate]

This only happens on .../questions pages, not on site home pages. Here's a screenshot from Aviation.SE:
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Can we change the design of the reviews' indicator in the top bar?

In the old days, we used to have a number when there were reviews that need to be done. I understand why that had to go. I'm not asking to bring it back. But one issue that I've noticed with myself, ...
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Is the "Segoe UI" font reverted on Windows OS?

Until yesterday I saw that the "Segoe UI" font was used on Meta Stack Exchange due to the recent font change: We are switching to system fonts on May 10, 2021. But now I can see "Arial&...
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The styling for lists (numbered and bulleted) got switched to None

The answer here has a numbered list in it. This is the markdown: 1. one 2. two 3. three But in the post that gets boring: one two three Funny enough the HTML looks okay, but for CSS rules we only ...
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Keys are aligned with text in headings

Glyphs for Keys are not vertically aligned with text in headings - Actually they are Compare this to keys in normal text. The keys in headings look bad. Even worse than bad k ern in g. As Emil ...
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Vote arrow stays lit even if voting on the post wasn't allowed (own post, deleted/locked post, not enough rep, etc.)

This is not a duplicate of After voting on a post, I'm unable to change that vote until I refresh the page as that issue is with retracting votes, not casting votes, and I don't see any console ...
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Change user profile's 'votes cast' icon

A very minor 'bug' (in the sense that it slightly bothers me, not as in a glitch or mistake): The icon in front of the total number of votes cast is the same as the one for upvotes. Can this be ...
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Make navigating to the full site easier on mobile profile page

I recently tried to change my profile picture on my phone, but encountered a problem, which was that I could not add a new picture. All it said was to go to the "full site", which I had no ...
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Where would I start with creating a custom stylesheet for SE?

I'm currently using this excellent solution from the thread on the new themes with some changes, alternating with the new theme - they both have advantages and disadvantages I've got specific needs ...
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Alignment/spacing issues in the review interface

The review interface has recently (in the past day or so, I think) developed some alignment issues: the score and answer count are misaligned, and I don't remember that top section taking up so much ...
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Vertical aligment issues with new "system" fonts, particularly in tags

I'm noticing (small but annoying) issues in the vertical aligment of texts inside tag boxes, since the switch to the new system fonts. I'm using Chrome 90.0.4430.212 with Windows 10. In this example, ...
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Design bug on the user rank page: permalink displayed on hover

On the User Reputation Leagues pages, on hovering over our own entry at the top of the list, we see a permalink which is by default hidden. It also does not need to be displayed. I think it's a design ...
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Descenders are clipped with new fonts

With the new font change today, descenders are clipped in edit boxes in Chrome, Windows 10. The letters I've typed into the search and title boxes are are g and q (in that order), which look nearly ...
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Add the font changes as options in our preferences

Recently, SE switched to system fonts which, for many users, has caused a design problem that affects the readability and accessibility. The new fonts seem to complement only certain browsers and ...
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Badge text overflows with long tags in user profile [duplicate]

I found this android-jetpack-compose in the rarest badge section of this profile: Badge tag consist of a tag I debugged and found that the max-width: 150px; option produced the error - the code is as ...
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We are switching to system fonts on May 10, 2021

Update 3 - The changes from round 2 are live, but with one notable exception: On Linux, we spec’d “Liberation Sans” and “Liberation Mono”. Did some digging on that PR and installed a few Linux VMs and ...
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Badge/reputation-rich editor's achievements poke through the sidebar in timeline [duplicate]

A minute or so ago Shog edited a post, and his considerable bronze badge count shoved through the side of the gray bar: Same here, where Jon's hefty reputation sum exacerbated the problem:
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"Join this community" button is not really a button on Meta sites of beta sites

Compare these two screenshots: Beta site Beta's meta site In the latter it is hardly obvious that the "Join this community" is a button, unless you hover over it: Then the colour becomes ...
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Names of certain sites are cut off in the sites page icons

In the sites page (grid view), the names of Software Quality Assurance & Testing and ExpressionEngine® Answers in the icons are cut off. These sites have less users, questions and traffic when ...
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Bug in paragraph spacing on today's Webby Award Overflow Blog page

On today's Vote for Stack Overflow in this year's Webby Awards page, I spotted an error in the paragraph spacing: Separate <p> tags are causing that; can we fix it?
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'Invite fellow experts' widget on private betas has unclickable labels

On private beta sites, a widget is shown in the right sidebar to invite fellow experts via email. When hovering over the labels 'Recipient' and 'Message (Optional)' (yes, that's a single <label>)...
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What about make site icon better for browser dark mode?

I just found some icons of Stack Exchange Network have problems in dark mode as in example https://cardano.meta.stackexchange.com/. have color problems. see image below. So what about changing the ...
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Text selection overflows in revisions, "Side-by-side Markdown" mode

When trying to select text in a side-by-side revision, that is, select the text from one side, it works perfectly fine. However, the selection overflows to the other side when using "Side-by-side ...
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Scrollbars are still broken on the 10k new answers to old questions tool

Scrollbars on the 10k NATO (New Answers To Old) tool are still broken if there's a code block on the page requiring large amounts of horizontal space, forcing the page to become substantially wider ...
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I can't see anything - Teams banner and cookie toaster obscure my whole screen

There have been issues with the cookie box for a while, but this is ridiculous. It reminds me of late 2017 Stack Overflow, but this time it's network-wide. The banner must be scrolled past (or ...
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Safari showing popups all the time

As per the image, Safari has been showing the roll-over popups all the time on all Stack Exchange sites. I've tried disabling all ad blockers but to no avail. I'm on MacOS 11.2.3, using Safari 14.0.3. ...
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Recent Badges lack spacing [duplicate]

Today I noticed that the list of recent badges in the sidebar (visible when HNQ is de-activated, or on the /badges pages) lack spacing between the badges themselves. The spacing between the users who ...
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Is it typical for self-answered questions to be downvoted? [duplicate]

As a habit, I have always tried to answer my own questions on Stack Overflow and other sites if no one provided an answer, and I later found the answer myself. I consider this to be essential to ...
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No space under communities section in profile [duplicate]

The communities section under profile, when empty, the empty state doesn't have space after the heading. This happens throughout the Stack Exchange network. This happens everywhere. Update: I am ...
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Links and buttons in the "Share" box are squished/aligned oddly

When clicking the "Share" button from the post menu (logged in or logged out), the box that appeared that allowed you to copy a link, see the license, and quickly share to social media ...
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Make cookie preferences configurable in profile

As shown in e.g. Could the cookie banner please be made less intrusive? and multiple answers to We’re adding more user controls for cookie consent the current cookie banner design is less than ideal. ...
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Unattractive design of CAPTCHA window on Russian Stack Overflow

Once I was writing an answer on Russian Stack Overflow I got a CAPTCHA window that suggests clicking a tick to confirm your humanity: Text translation:Confirm you are not a robotAre you a real person?...
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Inconsistency in question and answer display order between network profile and site profile

This is my network profile's account page: But this is my Meta SE profile page: Notice how on my network one, the number of questions I have asked come before the number of questions I have answered,...
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Could the cookie banner please be made less intrusive?

I frequently visit Stack Overflow and other Stack Exchange sites from private browser windows, which means I get the cookie banner over and over. Does it really have to cover the most useful part of ...
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Padding is missing below the line of communities list on the profile page which displays 0 communities

Padding is missing under the "Communities" border line, and the list is also showing "Communities (0)" (maybe the reason is due to caching as it shows 0 Communities): Generally, ...
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Inconsistencies in tag colours on some meta sites

On a few places on some child meta sites, the "other" tags (that is, ones like chat, not the moderator-only ones like status-review, and not the required ones like bug), are blue, while in ...
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Using site's icon in the footer like Stack Overflow

In Stack Overflow (main and meta), the footer has the icon of Stack Overflow which leads to the Home pages of Stack Overflow (and Meta Stack Overflow ). Other sites have their name in bold in the ...
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Math Processing Error

Today while voting to close this post as duplicate, the earlier posts were shown with [Math Processing Error] in red. I tried in both Windows PC(Chrome) and in Android phone in Full-site mode, both ...
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The pointer turns to hand even when there is no hyperlink

In the reputation tab, while hovering over various activities, the mouse turns to hand when there is a hyperlink like the link to post in case of upvotes and downvotes and the learn more page when ...
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Questions overlapping with left nav after clicking on "n question(s) with new activity"

I noticed this on Meta Stack Exchange in particular and it started happening a couple of hours ago: After clicking on "n question(s) with new activity", the questions overlap with the left ...
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Voting buttons lose their style after voting for any candidate in election page

In the current election voting page, after voting for any of the choices, the voting buttons lose their style for the remaining candidates. Initially the voting buttons look like below: After voting ...
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Congestion in the "Edit questions and answers" privilege tracker box

This is what it looks like: The text touches the top and bottom of the box and it doesn't look good... Can this be fixed? As in, can the box be expanded to include a few more characters? If the box ...
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Badges with long names overflow on the profile page

I just saw on this user's profile that long badge names (google-chrome-extension) flow out the side of the badge: Can we either add more space for those long-name badges or hide the overflow (...
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Alignment of votes in Election

I have elected 3 users in The Workplace election. The votes I casted are shown below the Election Phase tab. Then they stand still in the right, even when I scroll down. But they stand still even ...
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Formatting slightly off - count of answers box off edge of background [duplicate]

There has been an apparent CSS change that is infelicitous. When I refreshed some of my stacks, I see the answer-count boxes over the edge of the central area: This contrasts with the earlier CSS:
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Questions overlapping with left nav in every sub-tab under the 'Questions' tab

This seems to be happening on every SE site whenever I visit the "Questions" tab [on Chrome]: Meta Stack Exchange: English Language and Usage Stack Exchange: And basically every other site ...

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