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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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Design Ideas for Mathematics Site

Hi all. I'm Jin and I'll be working on the designs for the Stack Exchange sites as they graduate from the beta phase. Each site will have its own unique theme that will reflect its topic. However, all ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Is it possible for this site to get some sort of “best of” feature to compile classic answers?

Reading the site, one finds that there are a number of questions which start out innocently enough: The question-asker is possibly only looking for a straight forward answer to his narrowly tailored, ...
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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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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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Math SE Swag designs

Thank you for your suggestions on the swag ideas. For our math community, we'll be sending top users (first 2 pages of all time, sorted by rep) coffee mugs and a writing pad. Below is a mockup up of ...
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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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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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“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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New design: inconsistent rendering by preview

Attention Jin: The new design has introduced some rendering inconsistency between the preview and final post. In the beta what you saw in the preview was exactly what was rendered in the final post. ...
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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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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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Shouldn't images be centered?

I have posted some images inside questions and answers (nice feature), and missed the possibility of specifying the alignment. Actually, considering that the inserted images are never floated/inlined, ...
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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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Ideas for 404/captcha/error images

Hi All, As I'm finalizing the CSS conversion of the Math design, I need your help on the images for the 404/Captcha/error pages. You can see the ones I used on the other StackExhange sites. The idea ...
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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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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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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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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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New Design Launched

Hi Guys, We just launched the new design for the Math site. Grats, and thank you for your design feedback. A few changes I made from the original design mock up I showed you, per on your input: ...
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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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Why is the font color NOT black

The body text is #444 which is hard on the eyes. Stackoverflow.com uses black, easy to read. How about either allowing preferences (hard), or just color the text black (easy) so it is easier to read?...
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Preview eats first and last $ so ignores displaystyle

The preview appears to be eating the first and last dollarsigns in double dollarsigned expressions hence causing displaystyle expressions to be ignored, e.g. see here
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New design: “Ask question” overlaps background

When I'm looking at some post, the "ASK QUESTION" text (up-left) overlaps the other text, normally the title of the post. In Chrome 6.0
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Layout bug: comments overflow into RHS pane

In this thread the comments are displaying so wide that they overwrite all the text in the rightmost pane (which includes "visit meta", "nn people chatting", etc). The bug exists in both IE and Chrome....
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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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New design: “Vote to close” box layout is broken

The "exact duplicate" etc. labels have too much vertical space, which makes them look as though they are associated with the previous description rather than the one that follows. The culprit seems to ...