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Ch-ch-ch-changes: Left nav, responsive design, & themes

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, ...
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Ch-ch-ch-changes: Left nav, responsive design, & themes

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 ...
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Ch-ch-ch-changes: Left nav, responsive design, & themes

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 ...
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Why is the search field so small? bug status-completed Meta SO: SO (aka old situation) for comparison: Also I find it annoying that the menu isn't always in the screen anymore (while there ...
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feature-request status-completed (see Meta Stack Overflow) My first impression of the left nav was pretty negative. All I saw there were links I didn't care about, and any time I went to a question ...
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Ch-ch-ch-changes: Left nav, responsive design, & themes

Welp, that’s going to direly reduce my screen real estate devoted to actual Q&A I have my browser set to use only half of my screen. Most sites work well this way. Stack Exchange has some of the ...
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Rollout of new network site themes

status-completed Stock Theme 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 ...
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Ch-ch-ch-changes: Left nav, responsive design, & themes

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 ...
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That menu has a lot of whitespace; I mean a lot. And yet even with my rather large browser window it pushes the content to the right slightly. I'm guessing it's so darn big to accommodate large team ...
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Ch-ch-ch-changes: Left nav, responsive design, & themes

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 ...
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New top bar is coming to the Stack Exchange network

status-completed Moderator-related issues Thank you for this preview. I'm particularly glad to see that the links that are currently part of the site design (like tags and users) will continue to be ...
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Ch-ch-ch-changes: Left nav, responsive design, & themes

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 ...
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Rollout of new network site themes

status-completed Super User 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 ...
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Rollout of new network site themes

status-completed Super User 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 ...
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feature-request In my opinion, I think the highlight on the tabs should be on the left side. It flows better, because, like most other tab highlights in the UI, they flow top => down or left => right ...
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Sacrificing more of my screen real estate for showing things I do not need is not an improvement. Even with the left bar switched off (thanks for this option, as such) I now see 40% of my right ...
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Rollout of new network site themes

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 ...
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feature-request YAWC (yet another whitespace complaint) When viewing a Question page on mobile, it feels like there is too much whitespace under the voting buttons, and especially to the left of ...
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New top bar is coming to the Stack Exchange network

Stealing from this excellent answer by canon. Adding some text under the icon looks like a great idea: There's a good reason the suggestion is highly upvoted. In the interim, it lets people know ...
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Ch-ch-ch-changes: Left nav, responsive design, & themes

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 ...
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status-declined We considered this, but have some features coming that will need the space. #1: I suggest that we shrink the navbar in width to about the width of the longest item ("Questions&...
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Meta Sites 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 ...
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Ch-ch-ch-changes: Left nav, responsive design, & themes

We are reunifying all our products (Stackoverflow.com, Stack Exchange network sites, Stack Overflow for Enterprise and now Stack Overflow for Teams) around a coherent design and single codebase. ...
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Ch-ch-ch-changes: Left nav, responsive design, & themes

Allow me to be the first to say this is a pretty lame cop-out that has an obvious, albeit difficult programmatic solution. Have you guys considered that cool themes might be one of the things that ...
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New top bar is coming to the Stack Exchange network

If you want me to review, then don't light up the review icon if there are no actionable tasks The number-one complaint I have with the current top bar is the fact that the review counter lights up ...
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feature-requeststatus-review Instead of adding a "hide" option in user settings, have you considered making the sidebar toggleable with a button instead? Advantages of a togglable sidebar: Site ...
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Rollout of new network site themes

Stock Theme Please, make a different site design for stock theme. This looks exactly same as Meta Stack Exchange except the lines and meta logo in the header. But that difference is too trivial to ...
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New top bar is coming to the Stack Exchange network

A number of users have complained that the site switcher is in a confusing place. I agree. In addition, the site switcher symbol is confusing. To try the new top bar, I went to SO (which I never use) ...
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Rollout of new network site themes

Worldbuilding I know that the Worldbuilding.SE theme make-over hasn't been finalized and released yet, but in the ch-ch-changes post, you link to a document that includes this image: (Compare to old ...
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Rollout of new network site themes

I'm very happy to see custom badge icons made the cut. And equally sad that custom voting buttons didn't. I don't understand why the choice of graphics (as long as the dimensions are the same) would ...
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