Please reconsider your decision on badges, and allow customisation per site?
One of my favourite features which sets sites apart is the wonderful range of badges we have across the network:
For me, these really give each site their own personality and character, and it would be great if they stay customisable.
Don't waste so much space on the left sidebar
Please, please, please, don't waste so much space on the left sidebar. Keep the left-sidebar as collapsible/slide-out/pop-over/drop-down. Don't have it visible 100% of the time. We care about questions and answers. We want to see Q & A. We don't want to waste a bunch of space on those controls.
Can we at least select our fonts?
status-completed Check out the resolution to this question: Fonts and the new Q&A theming
I think the fonts give much of the feeling to a site, and may even affect usability. For instance, English.SE benefits from using a serif font to clearly distinguish letters and make IPA more readable. Likewise, Judaism.SE's ...
Welp, that’s going to direly reduce my screen real estate devoted to actual Q&A
I have my browser set use only half of my screen. Most sites work well this way. Stack Exchange has some of the right-hand navigation cut off, but I don’t need it on a regular basis, and I can see enough there to know when I should scroll over to get the rest.
A responsive ...
All beta sites look alike now, so clearly the stock theme isn't going to help disambiguate among them just like the current beta theme doesn't. But could we avoid the stock theme having the same exact colors as non-stock sites? Meta.SE and Super User should have theming that says clearly "not the same as those". Going ...
Please don't be so restrictive on the theming
It's one of the things I love dearly about the SE sites. The in-depth theming really sets SE apart from other generic Q&A sites and gives each SE site a very strong identity and sense of community (don't underestimate the importance of that!). Take a look at RPG.SE, for instance:
That's beautiful. It will ...
I say do it. Why?
Because you lose nothing, and gain a lot
People on beta sites tend to lose interest after a while - there seems to be a natural drive to get the 'beta' label off the site. It almost feels like a bad thing, and people start asking what they need to do to get rid of it. More importantly, they were promised that if they do everything right ...
The [+] sign doesn't really tell that this is for bountied questions. It looks like I can add a new tab by clicking on it (like in my top bar). I'd suggest to display a number of bountied questions in this blue frame instead of just a plus.
Please reconsider your decision on voting buttons
The voting buttons are an ever-present aspect of a bunch of sites' graphical identity, and they pull a disproportionate amount of weight in making the theming feel like a complete skin rather than just some surface-level attributes. My main site has fairly bland voting arrows and they're really a joy to see ...
Allowed HTML Tags
The Stack Exchange engine allows only the following safe, whitelisted subset of HTML tags:
<a> - hyperlink.
<b> - bold, use as last resort <h1>-<h3>, <em>, and <strong> are
<blockquote> - specifies a section that is quoted from another ...
You seem to be concerned about negative / not constructive feedback to recent announcements. Consider that matters of reciprocity may play some role here.
To find out if this can be related, I studied Stack Exchange features change log and counted amount of changes that looked like focused on the needs of site "core group" (users who care most).
Here is ...
I agree with Sonic the Inclusive Hedgehog's comment, Super User looks too much like Meta Stack Exchange. I suggest making Super User a bit darker. Here is an image of approximately what I suggest (I'm not an artist so the colors may need to be adjusted a bit):
This answer focuses only on the color. There may be other issues ...
On question pages, prioritize the right column over the left.
In the animated images, the right column always drops out first, and then eventually (as the window narrows) the left column is replaced by a toggle control. When looking at an individual question, though, the important stuff that isn't Q&A itself is on the right -- age, last active, and ...
status-completed - not sure when this was fixed, but looks OK to my eyes right now...
The reputation history page doesn't have a wide enough area for the time to be shown in relative form and causes it to collapse onto a second line:
You forgot one thing: allow birthdays before 1920/01/01 in the profile. Please consider allowing it, because my birthday is 1914/05/29.
And, by the way, are you planning to make the mobile version of profile editor?
As a long term user, and a moderator on Super User, I'm pretty frustrated with the approach taken, and as a lot of folks pointed out, we got stuck with what's basically a beta theme. I'm frustrated, and actually a little angry with how this turned out, and I actually have been a fan of the new responsive layouts. Every other ...
I think the concept is great, but the motivation for the privilege levels is somewhat flawed.
It should perhaps be considered on a case-by-case basis, but the privilege threshold is one of the key reasons why, for example, I wanted Code Review to graduate.
Escalated privilege thresholds is a good thing for a site - it encourages people to be more ...
status-declined This is an area that we've decided to standardize.
Appearance of tags
Several sites have a custom appearance for tags that's associated with the site's theme. This is generic feature which gives sites that use it a unique look but is disappearing in your new design. It's used on at least:
The whole piece was redesigned, so making status-completed. Let me know if you feel that's off-base.
(expanding on animuson's comment)
The rows of dots illustrating badges is silly. It doesn't convey any useful information. It doesn't even visually convey the number of badges, since the size of the dots is adjusted depending on the number of badges. This ...
I really like the idea of "stuff to read", "stuff to moderate" and "stuff to answer" tabs, but the tab names in the mockup don't seem to match that. "Needs Answer" is obvious, but I don't see the connection for "Recommended" and "Popular".
Edit: After thinking for a minute, my first thought for alternative names would be "Current Activity", "Worth Reading" ...
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You see, on my posts I'm never intrusive, that's why I never use <kbd></kbd>
Though I always wanted to make an unpressable button.
And, ladies and gentlemen, the nothing-button!
You see, now that this is fixed,
I use ...
Dropping the site design change from the graduation package is understandable. It is obviously a large amount of effort to draft, consult, and implement a design. I agree that lack of a site design is a poor excuse for holding back the growth of a site. I've lobbied hard for this proposal for a long time…
… with one difference: the privilege levels need ...
Separate from my other answer, since that one is a bit of personal tragedy and this one is a more generally-significant issue:
How is MathJax going to be affected?
MathJax doesn’t really work responsively, can’t work responsively, so far as I know. As it is, you can easily define MathJax that extends past the space allotted to questions or answers, ...
I would like the "Newest badge" to be a link to this specific badge:
The "Next badge" has a different view/design so less important, but having the standard badge view, I was really expecting the Newest badge to be an actual link.
Looks like the CSS for this disappeared somewhere. We're going to dig through things and reinstate it or something similar. :D ~ Catija
Formatting in the "beta stats" block is cramped and hard to scan:
This didn't come up on PP&CG because they're no longer a beta site and thus don't have this block of stats.
How will the metas of these sites look? Will they follow the same system we currently have - that is, a grey-scale version of the main site theme?
If so, how will that look in cases of sites that are already predominantly grey scale like Photography? Inverted grey/white values?
Or, like SO and MSO, will the only difference be the color ...