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Skeptics updated site theme is ready for testing!

As part of implementing the new unified themes across the network, we're gradually rolling out updated site themes for each site. As of today, we have enabled your updated site theme for testing. If ...
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Site's background causing strange effect on question title

I've opened this question, and I noticed a strange effect on the last two words of the title: At first I thought about a rendering glitch, but then I noticed the other marks and realized (at least I ...
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New top bar breaks layout with extra blank line

As shown in the picture there's an extra white band (I guess where the old top bar used to be).
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What's the flying saucer image on the Skeptics.SE error page?

Through this meta question I discovered that there's a funny picture of a mock flying saucer crash scene on this site's error page: I'm guessing the Stack Exchange design budget doesn't stretch as ...
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A z-index layering issue with the numbers in this site's theme

It's not terribly noticeable, but if you open the achievements tab, a keen-eyed observer might notice that the 1. in the Questions button is not covered up by this panel like the rest of the button. ...
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What is this site's design theme?

This isn't a criticism, I find the site pleasant to look at. But just out of curiosity what is it supposed to represent? I see the ordered numbers above the navigation links and some typewriter text ...
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The thin white line

When clicking on the inbox, or the reputation, buttons on Skeptics, a thin white vertical line appears. OSX machine 1, using Chrome You can see one white line going through "Citing holocaust denial ...
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Please replace the blue link colour used in Skeptics Main with a colour with higher contrast

Skeptics recently adopted a link colour that's an especially bright blue. I find it very uncomfortable to read, and I enjoy reading Skeptics questions quite a lot, so this is unfortunate. (Skeptics is ...
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Remove numbers above navlink titles in upper right corner?

The small numbers above the words in the upper right (shown in the screenshot in George Chalhoub's answer on the "Site design updates are live!" post) are confusing: they seem like they're indicating ...
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What is “No. 79378”?

The new site design1 has as part of the background image this: It appears just to the left of Questions, Tags, Users, etc., at least for me. It appears to be a hand-written case-number or something ...
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Menu items should have larger clickable areas

In the fancy new design, the menu in the top right of the page (Questions/Tags/Users/etc) has boxes that highlight when you are on that page. It is suggestive that the whole box is a clickable target. ...
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Site design updates are live!

Based on the recent design pitch and your feedback, site design updates are now live. Along with the new design, we've made other less apparent changes that allow us to: update the site's CSS to a ...
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404, Error, and Captcha Images: Suggestions Welcome

In response to Sklivvz request, we can update the 404, Error, and captcha images as part of site update, but I could use some help brainstorming images that better represent the community. Please post ...
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Site design updates are on the way!

My name is Kurtis and I'm a product designer at Stack Exchange. Recently, as we prepared to convert the Skeptics site to a new LESS framework, we conducted a design review based on all of your ...
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Why the background image is shaded and centered?

This has to be merely with how the users will experience the site. Shaded content on the background is often used to indicate that you are on a different layer and once you are done the information on ...
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Is there any update on the new designs?

I'm just wondering when this site will get the new modernised design, along with the new profile page.
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It's too unclear which vote arrows are selected here on Meta

These post buttons are too unclear I think, and I've gotten confused into thinking that I had upvoted a post I disliked and vice versa. It's tricky to show what the highlighted state is when the ...
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Why are the links blue?

I went to Skeptics to check out something and this is part of what I saw: The links used to be black or some nondescript color. Now they are clearly not. What happened?
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Can we redo the design?

The design of Skeptics Stackexchange seems rushed, messy, and dated. Here are just a few things that have jumped to my mind since joining: The paper background texture in meta. It looks pixilated. ...
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Change background so that site does not look like a modal dialog

The current background has an opacity which makes it look like a modal dialog. This creates confusion when using the site, as it looks like a pop-up. As well, it creates the sensation that the site is ...
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Suggestion: Make block-quotes stand out more

The background of block quotes is light pink and it is not easy to tell if I'm reading the main body of the text or a block quote. I suggest changing it to a darker color.
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Invisible links in community ads [duplicate]

There seems to be a problem with the CSS of the community ads. As you can see in the screenshot, the links "comment" and "stats" are invisible (probably because the link color is the same as the ...
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Word Crimes: A capitalized “A” in some really bold text

Everybody shut up Everyone listen up Hey, hey, hey... hey, hey, hey... hey, hey, hey If you want to comment in the proper way You want to split "Show 1 More Comment" From "Add A Comment" You need to ...
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Links are not visible in On Hold message

Links in On Hold message under posts are not visible. They are in black, as all the surrounding text. ("help center" has been clicked upon, but "edit the question" and "leave a comment" are not ...
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Links in promotion ads are black on black, thus invisible

I have just noticed this: There are links in there, clickable and everything but not shown due to the site theme. It should be something like this: (taken from different site in the network) ...
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Links in post notices are invisible

There are six links in the following image: Except for the user name, all those links are invisible. This was reported in the past and fixed, but it seems the links are invisible again.
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Visited links in the footer have wrong color

Visited links should have the same color as non-visited links. It looks uneven like these and the different style has no usability purpose in this context. It happens in both main and meta. a:...
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Image upload text is broken

I've introduced a new text in the image upload dialog but it breaks here on skeptics... Do you have spare cycles, Jin? ;-)
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Usernames in search result are bold

Usernames in search result page are bold, but on the question they aren't. Search results Question page Not only they should be consistent (bold as to indicate... what?), but on a lighter ...
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Color scheme problem with the “Favorite tag” dropdown

When trying to choose a favorite tag, the color scheme prevents me from actually seeing the selected tag:
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Tag badges are indistinguishable from normal badges

On other SE sites, tag badges usually have a distinct look, they don't look identical to the other badges, see Gaming.SE as an example here: Here on Skeptics, they look identical: The tag badges ...
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Not enough contrast on Skeptics logo in some places

Sometimes when our logo shows up some places without enough contrast. Example 1 - from here. Example 2 - from chat. While I'm talking about our logo, this is how our logo shows up here, I think it ...
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Links are styled identically to surrounding text (many instances)

This issue was mentioned in the Election Results meta post, but I keep running into it so I think it deserves a post of its own. It seems to be a widespread bug in the new design that links are ...
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Links in Community Bulletin should be easily identifiable

On our main site, there is no styling at all for links in the community bulletin: On our meta site, they are merely in bold. In neither case the expected "language" of different colour, hover effect ...
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Nomination blurbs overlap vote choices on the election page

Yet another design bug, on the election page. To repro: Vote for one or more candidates Scroll the blurbs up and down (the chosen votes stay fixed on the right) Notice the overlap between the blurbs ...
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Why did the link to community elections disappear from the main page?

Why did the link to community elections disappear from the main page but is is still on Meta?
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Link to submit moderation election nomination is invisible

As per the title, I had a hard time finding it. The link should be underlined as everywhere else.
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CAPTCHA page is puzzling

This is what appears when you hit a CAPTCHA page. (OK there's some blurb on the right too :-) - it's confusing though!)
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Overlapping text on tag pages

Here scroll to the bottom of the page: The word "feed" overlaps the RSS logo. This is how it should look (biology tag): EDIT: Now I'm seeing the overlap on every tag, even biology, which I ...
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Links in user's pages hidden

For example, see Oddthinking's profile. In the about me section, try to guess where the links are. They are invisible unless you hover over them.
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Improve formatting of headlines

The in-text headlines created by #, ##, ###, <h4> and <h5> (and turned into h1, h2 and h3 HTML tags or kept as is) are too large in the current design and are followed by too much vertical ...
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Tags are still ALL CAPS on our weekly newsletter

Tags are still ALL CAPS on our weekly newsletter:
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Links invisible on post notices

The post notices with a link look like this: The words "Good Subjective, Bad Subjective" are a link but it looks exactly like the rest of the text except on hover. Also, see this closed question for ...
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Links on the FAQ page are not underlined

Links on the FAQ page do not appear underlined like everywhere else https://skeptics.stackexchange.com/faq
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Clicking on “unsubscribe” on the example newsletter sends you to watch 10 hours of “epic sax guy”

Scroll at the bottom of the example newsletter and click "unsubscribe". You will be sent to youtube, like so Unsubscribe also try clicking on: subscriptions page on stackexchange.com. unsubscribe ...
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The question excerpts take too much vertical space

The question excerpts shown e.g. on the list of newest questions look unusually large to me, it seems that fewer questions fit onto my screen than with other SE site designs. I checked this using the ...
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When reviewing suggested edit, an overlay covers over the page

For this question: Does your heart skip a beat when you sneeze? I see there is a suggested edit: But then The page has an overlay which I cannot get through and I have no choice but to refresh the ...
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Icons on the “updates” email have inconsistent sizes

As per the title: Icons on the "updates" email have inconsistent sizes.
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Links in preview inconsistent with final [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Design Bug: Preview of links mismatches actual links Actual links in the question are underlined. However while in preview mode, they are not. Since with current design both ...
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Bad layout in users page (new)

A part from the really small font size (discussed here), which is a new "feature" after this bugfix, now the first two columns have tags misaligned with the last two columns. See below the alignment ...