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Questions tagged [design]

Here, "design" refers to front-end elements, such as page layout, coloring conventions, etc. For questions about database structure, algorithms in the code, &c., please use the tag [architecture] instead

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MathJax broken by font clash in Related Questions and Hot Meta questions under new responsive design

We used to ren­der the Re­lat­ed Ques­tions and the Hot Me­ta Ques­tion lists in Geor­gia so that they looked right when com­bined with Math­Jax. Now we don’t, and it looks... sub­op­ti­mal (i.e., ...
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Is it a bug that over/under braces vary in size for same-size expressions?

In this question on the Puzzling Stack Exchange, I wrote this answer with some Mathjax, but it formatted a little weirdly. Here is what I wrote: Some unecessary information, blah blah blah The ...
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Editor's usercard appears above the original author instead of next to it

When I edited a question, this is how it appear : Why am I over the OP's and not next to ?
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New site theme - are there statistics on how readership has changed?

Since the new site theme has been introduced, I find that I hardly read math.SE anymore. In essence, I find it illegible ... including that the topics that interest me hardly 'show up' anymore. The ...
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Font size in new theme?

Is there something funny about font size in the new "theme", or is it a problem at my end or what? These days when I write/edit a post the preview looks the same as always. Then when I "save edit" ...
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Mathematics new site theme is live

We rolled out the new site theme for Mathematics. It is live now. What new theme? If you're like, "What the heck are you talking about?", then you should read the Meta Stack Exchange post entitled ...
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New Mathematics site theme coming soon

As mentioned on meta.stackexchange.com several months ago, all network sites will be getting updated themes. Mathematics is one of the first sites that will be updated. As such, I'm posting the design ...
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Grey score since a few days

Since a few days my score has become grey (picture below). It has always been white. Is it just the website that has changed? Has anybody had the same 'problem'?
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When did the background turn into graph lines?

Sorry if it's always been this way - when did the background of the site turn to graph lines? Was it always like this and I didn't notice? Or did it change recently? It looks different but I feel like ...
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Meaning of the symbol under every question on MSE?

This symbol is under every question of math.se, both the main site and meta. It'll even be under this question :) Is there any meaning to it? I didn't notice similar "end of question" symbols at other ...
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Bug on the moderator election page

Disclaimer: The following screenshots are examples and may not reflect my voting decision (I purposefully played around with the votes to test the bug). See the screenshots below coming from the ...
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What is reason of making Mathstack logo red

I am very new here and I noticed that everything in $\color{red}{\text{MathStack Exchange}}$ logo are red. Is there any reason for that? Or devolopers just randomly chose red colour!!! I guess old ...
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Tabs 'Questions' and 'Answers' on user profile aren't readable when selected

On my profile page (and I'm sure yours as well), in the Top Posts section, the active tab ('Questions' or 'Answers') isn't readable because it's white-on-white: On Meta, the selected tab is readable (...
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Ask Question app should have side-by-side view option

Though I have long grown accustomed to the vertical layout of the "Ask Question" app. I realize now, that it is probably a great bug to request be fixed. You notice, right, when you're working on a ...
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MathJax broken in “Related” section

The MathJax/LaTeX rendering seems to be broken for question titles in the "Related" section. Example from Show that 1 + $\lambda$ is an eigenvalue of $I + A$: (Observed with Safari and Chrome on OS ...
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iPad: Comments are not shown any more

Beloved Mathematicians, Since some days the comments are not shown anymore; besides I can't place comments. When I put my finger on the comments tag, it simply disappeares. What am I doing wrong? ...
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Why there is royal lily in site decoration?

This symbol () displayed between a question and comments. It looks more heraldic than mathematic. Why is it in the design of math.stackexchange.com? It seems to be more appropriate for, for example, ...
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Tags in the dupehammer tooltip are nearly impossible to see

Today I noticed this: The tag in the dupehammer tooltip is is nearly impossible to see. Can the font colour be changed?
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Color tag for accepted answers on “Related” posts

I have a question about a convenient feature that seems to have disappeared after the last "overhaul" (or whatever it was) on M.SE. I seem to recall that, in the column of "Related" posts associated ...
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Visited Links No Longer Distinguishable

Apparently, visited links are no longer distinguishable from the rest. They used to be in a slightly different shade than non-visited ones. Personally, I found the feature to be very helpful, and I'm ...
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Change the colour of the links in post notifications

I brought this up before in response to the notice about the new design, but it wasn't followed up on. The colour of links barely has any contrast to the surrounding text: I have a strong feeling ...
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Rare bug: comments expanding over bottom bar

The situation is exemplified below. Before expanding comments: After expanding the comments: I couldn't reproduce it after several reloads. However, I think the situation above occurred just after ...
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Coloring of “Related” and “Hot Network Questions” are opposite standard link coloring

I've been browsing around StackExchange for a few hours, and every time I pass through the Mathematics StackExchange the fact that the "visited" links and normal links are displayed in the reverse of ...
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Updates to the site

My name is Stéphane and I'm a designer at Stack Exchange, you may have noticed some updates to the design lately. The updates are part of a SE network-wide update which allows us to: Have sharper / ...
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When editing tags, the bottom of the tag popup is invisible

When editing the tags of a question, a pop-up appears listing up to 6 tags containing the current word and their excerpt. When the excerpts are long, the tag box is truncated, and I can't scroll down ...
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Please choose a font with a more distinctive 0 (zero)

math.stackexchange.com has handsome CSS styling, but 0 (zero) and o (lowercase O) are visually nearly indistinguishable. That's ironic for a math forum (n0)? I'd suggest using a font that features a ...
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Percentage of contribution on community wiki posts

If I read: 63 revs, 12 users 21% Committing to a name What is it referring to? Number of edits, character count etc...?
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Can users vote to change the main site's user interface?

I just visited The Workplace.SE site and fell in love with the background/UI. It's so sharp, clean and simple that I can see it appeal to users of all ages. However, the same cannot be said, IMHO, ...
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Typo in site CSS disables visited link color in community bulletin

While looking into the math.SE style sheet for this bug report, I happened to notice a simple typo: ...
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Using [tag:] markup in posts creates an ugly gap between lines

Using [tag:] markup in posts on (meta.)math.SE creates an ugly and unnecessary gap between the current and the following line of text. For example, see the ...
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“Similar Questions” sidebar overlaps the footer

Create a new question and write enough stuff to make the page vertically scrollable. If you scroll to the bottom, the "Similar Questions" sidebar will be overlapping the footer. For some sites in the ...
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Do those red cubes aligned circulary next to MATHEMATICS have any mathematical significance?

Or they just look fancy and that's why it was put there ?
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Visited questions are practically indistinguishable in search results

On the front page of the site, as well in most other views (questions, tags) the questions one has visited have a different, lighter color: rgb(20,93,138) compared ...
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On the recent color change of flag/edit queue notification

I noticed that the colors of the numbers indicating a non-empty flag review, or edit review, have been changed recently. After a short rummaging through the meta.SO site, I found out that these was ...
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Google's recalled Black bar ended up here. [duplicate]

So, Google's designers finally realized that the black tool bar they were using on top of their websites was distracting, clunky, making the page look cluttered ... Google has moved away from using ...
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Inconsistent capitalisation of “Frequent” under the question tab selector (mobile theme)

When viewing the mobile theme, the capitalisation of "Frequent" under the question tab selector is inconsistent with the other menu options. It should instead be uncapitalised: "frequent".
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Why does the font use text figures (“lowercase digits”)?

Is there any particular reason why MSE uses text figures (according to Wikipedia also known as non-lining, lowercase, old style, ranging, hanging, medieval, billing, or antique figures or numerals)? ...
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Getting out of the META

I noticed that there is not a very straightforward button or tab to click that allows one to leave the meta site and enter the main site and visa versa. This type of functionality would make using ...
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What is the Math SE logo?

I don't know what the Math Stack Exchange logo is and was wondering if we (the users) could post ideas on a new one and have users vote for the best one... Is that a possibility or no?
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Tag-wiki excerpt editing area overlaps sidebar

I was just fixing a minor grammatical issue in the tag excerpt for divisor-sum when I noticed the following: A cursory glance at the relevant HTML code did not reveal an immediate cause for this bug. ...
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“Ask Question” Formatting Problem

Is it just me, or is the format of the "Ask Question" page kind of broken. Here's a screenshot from a recent question of mine: I faced two problems: "How to Tag" mixes up with the footer and the tag ...
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What new users see when they wish to learn how to ask questions.

Click here to see MSE's discussion of how to ask questions, etc. Notice there is no discussion of posting what the OP has tried. Perhaps this page could be rewritten. I would suggest the following: A ...
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Is it possible to change/enlarge font?

Latex is very hard to read especially with complicated expressions that involve powers etc. Is it possible to change font to Modern Computer and make it larger? Right now I have to zoom in to read ...
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Fonts used on this site

What fonts are used on this site, for text and mathematics. It looks like Computer Modern, but it seems less "thin" and "spindly" than usual, which I like. Maybe someone fattened up the shapes, or the ...
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What is the font used in Math.SE?

What is the font family and the sizes used in MATH.SE content and headings? Note that I'm not sure if it is the right place to ask this question. If not, I apologize for that.
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Can't see the preview at the bottom of a long post

Dynamically-updated previews are wonderful. But because the preview appears below the post, I can only see the top of it. If I'm adding to the bottom of a long post, the browser is working and ...
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What's up with the fleur de lis on each post?

Each post has the following image: http://cdn.sstatic.net/math/img/bg-question.png Just curious what that's all about or if there's any significant meaning here. My understanding is that it is used ...
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Is my guess on the behavior of the “Users” page correct?

When I go to my own reputation page, which has several different display modes (by post, by time, graph), it will default to whatever my last choice was. Same with activity, favorites, etc. Other ...
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New Google Plus logo is too bright? [closed]

I see that all the questions now carry a Google Plus logo, in addition to the Facebook and Twitter ones. However, unlike the older logos, I think the G+ logo is a little too bright: I can tolerate ...
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Old usernames and names of deleted users in CW-mode

I noticed this several times already: In CW-questions e.g. here (active user) or answers e.g. here (deleted user) not the current (or anonymized) user name but rather the one that was active at the ...