If a joke on a site used by professionals is taken so far that it slow down or obstructs ordinary usage of the site, going that far should be opt-in. Regarding this:
I do understand that making it opt-in would ruin the feel
Changing the entire site to a barely-usable 90s-style design could have been opt-in, without spoiling the joke.
Have an opt-in ...
According to Jon Ericson's featured post:
What's that? It says "WELCOME TO STACKOVERFLOW" you say? I asked our designers about that and they tell me dank fonts don't need lower case. Oh, you mean why isn't it STACKEXCHANGE? That's a bit of a time travel paradox. We set the baseline at 2008, but the Stack Exchange brand didn't really show up until a couple ...
Jokes aside, the designers ran out of time to create a "Welcome to Stack Exchange" banner. We wanted to throw as many 90s website tropes in as possible on a very short schedule. On Friday morning we considered whether to ship the theme to just Stack Overflow or to ship it everywhere with the wrong banner. I advocated for keeping to our original plan and ...
Just wanted to let everybody know... Spanish.SE favicon has finally been changed!!! Now it's the cutest lowercase ñ in the world, and it's hopefully different enough from any other stack's current favicon -- especially Earth Science's ;)
Thanks Catija and our mod fedorqui for sponsoring the debate over at Spanish.SE Meta and for following through with the ...
The most difficult aspect of having a Dark Theme is that you have to re-evaluate every color choice. Every color choice on every website (and their meta) individually. Notice that the retro page uses the same primary color scheme as the regular pages. It may use different font choices or whatever, but the colors are all the same.
So the degree of work ...
As of March 13th, we've begun work on new site designs for the ten sites that are graduated but using the beta design.
Right now, we're soliciting ideas from the communities on:
Programming Puzzles & Code Golf
The remaining sites that are waiting are:
I don't ...
The issue is now resolved after disabling ad-blocker / adding site to exception list. There's nothing wrong with the site. It was working few days back (maybe 1 week) and when it stopped working, without checking things properly I thought this is something with the site.
Thanks to @Sebastian Simon. According to him,
That means, you probably have enabled ...
Putting an <li> element directly inside something that is not an ordered or unordered list is not valid HTML and inherently does not have a defined behavior. If the post correctly uses a parent list, it renders perfectly fine:
This is a test to show a formatting bug.
This is a test to show a formatting bug.
This is a test to show a ...
Since the SE developers have not yet reacted to this extremely urgent bug report, I have added an interim client-side fix for this bug into my Stack Overflow Unofficial Patch (SOUP) user script. The fix detects whether Time Travel Mode is active, and applies a background-size: auto style to the favicons if it is:
I agree we shouldn't do a reskin prank in the foreseeable future. Please see my retrospective for more background and especially the addendum. I thought it was a lot of fun, but there were unintended consequences. More importantly, the reason the event was fun for people was because it was unexpected. Doing something similar next year would carry the joke ...
Would it be possible to change the gold badge shape/style or something ...
Yes it is possible, but the site in question would need to propose a design on their Meta and, after discussion and voting, put forth a request to alter the sprites file.
Music.SE has three different badge types: (Meta discussion)
Graphic Design also has three ...
The suggested fix is correct. It seems that the CSS in question (width: calc(100% - 300px - 24px);), is used to reduce the width to make space for the sidebar, which is 300px wide with a 24px left margin. However the sidebar is hidden (with display:none) in print view but the width of the content section is not allowed to fill the remaining space.
I wrote ...
Personally, I don't think it makes sense to impose a global limit. Sometimes you might want a tall image (although I can't think of any specific examples). It's also pretty rare for this to come up. Most images tend to be at the most slightly taller than they are wide, if even that.
I've been visiting MetaSE for a while now, and one thing I've noticed ...
Note that IDE is not a webserver, IDE supports customization of colors initially.
Some time ago I've made a custom CSS for SO site for use with Stylish/Stylus plugin
(not dark, but you can find dark themes).
So I know that the SO's CSS is (or was at that time) really complex and that makes things hard.
(It's main CSS file is ~5000 lines ...