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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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 ...
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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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The voting button update?

I noticed that if I click on the number between the arrows, then this shows: I presume the number in maroon is the number of downvotes and green is the number of upvotes. Just looking for a ...
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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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Does every new user have a unique default display pic?

Do you just generate random patterns and give them to users, which is somehow non repeating? Also, where can I find more about this. Thanks.
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STIX mathematics font?

EDIT: It seems to perhaps be an issue with Firefox. Is this the case for anyone? It uses STIX in Chrome, but not FF. I did a search and couldn't find any information on this. It seems the font ...
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Redesign of the tags page is hard to read with our tag styling

All the extra information on the tags page seems like a good idea and the page looks fine on, say, StackOverflow, where the tags still jump out because of their background and bounding box, but our ...
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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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The Chat thing on the mainpage

The main page has a box about the chat thingie. No one seems to be using it for anything---I just went into the "room" and it appears the last time someone said something there was 10 days ago... ...
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Minor annoyance about the design

Why are the votes, number of answers and views set from left to right on the left of the questions in the main page, but vertically, from top to bottom, in the list of questions? Apart from the ...
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(Probably) A bug on the links to meta in math.se

In my recently asked question in math.se I see this: I guess it's a bug. I see it on the visit meta links. Thanks in advance!
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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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What are the white brackets around a questions stats

Today I noticed the question about writing a paper in algebraic geometry here had something funky with it on the front page. It had big white brackets around its question stats. What is this?
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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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The “accepted” color is too light

Please considering changing into something which introduces contrast.
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Visual noise on the main page

Does anyone actually make any use of the list of recent tags? Does anyone actually make any use of the list of recently awarded badges?
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Questions cut off

On the main question list (main site and meta), I see this: The questions are cut off at some narrow width as if something is overlayed on top of them. I have seen this in Firefox 3.6.9 on a Mac 10.4 ...
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New design: On the use of sans and serif faces

This is probably of little interest to anybody else, but it's been bothering me for a while. I can't tell what the rationale is for the spotty use of sans typefaces in the new site design. When the ...
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A few more graphic styling glitches

None of these are critical, just polishing stuff. When breaking out the up/down votes on a post, the top number crashes into the separator line: For some badges, e.g. taxonomy on the parent site,...
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I suggest more contrast for questions tagged by interesting tags.

Questions tagged by a tag included in my list of interesting tags are highlighed. That's great, but in the new design it's almost invisible. More contrast please!
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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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Visited tags' colors should not become blue on meta.

Non-moderator tags of meta become blue when visited. In particular, this makes required tags and normal tags almost indistinguishable. It is reproducible on IE 8 and Firefox 4. The tags' colors ...
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User page weirdness for users without questions

A look at the following user pages: https://math.stackexchange.com/users/630 https://math.stackexchange.com/users/642 https://math.stackexchange.com/users/2820 shows that the CSS does something ...
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Design bug: Scroll bar on user page

On my userpage it looks like this: As you can see there is an extra scroll bar. I use Ubuntu 9.10 with chrome 7.0.517.41
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Making the ASK QUESTION more prominent &c

For a site whole purpose in life is to allow people to ask questions and answer them, the new design does not make the two corresponding 'links' prominent at all! Moreover, I really think it is quite ...
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Math in titles on the main page

Math in titles seems not to be rendered now on the main page.
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New design: should we have more contrast?

I hate to be acting like Goldilocks, but it seems to me that the color scheme in the new design has too little contrast. I would have preferred the question titles to be the blue used for "MATHEMATICS"...
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Graceful rearrangement of the interface on a netbook?

Hi, I do a lot of my stuff, including answering m.se questions, on a netbook with a ten-inch screen and 1024-by-768 resolution. I'm currently using Opera 10.61 build 6430 on a Fedora 8 (please spare ...
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New design: checkmarks on questions with accepted answers too hard to see

This is maybe minor, but it used to be really easy to tell if a question had an accepted answer and it's annoyingly hard now. I guess you want the checkmark to be lighter than the text, but maybe you ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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?...