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New Skeptics Design Has Launched!

Welcome to the new Skeptics site! I've had an awesome time learning and designing for you! Thanks for all of your feedback and communication. :) If you're still seeing the old favicons, please load ...
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Skeptics Brand Concept and Site design

my Name is Sean Gallagher and... I am the Art Director that works with Jin @ Stack Exchange, and I'm excited to announce the Skeptics brand and site design, done while quietly observing the community ...
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Is the new design a keeper?

There have been some fairly negative comments on the new design, some constructive and some less. I think the following purely aesthetical question is therefore warranted: Do you like the new design?...
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Choice of colours in the new design does not represent our brand

Any colour palette should respect the following principles: Be functionally appropriate and support UI usage Increase legibility Support brand values I realise that I am making an aesthetic ...
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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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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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Skeptics Brand Concept and Site design - Revised Design

Thanks for your great feedback and input. I wanted to start a fresh post, and share the changes with you. Major changes No conspiracy theory looking stuff Images are of actual scientific docs, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Design Bug: Preview of links mismatches actual links

If you type in a link in the Edit box, the preview pane shows the link in bold. When you save it, the actual site shows it underlined.
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Design ideas for Skeptics

After 90 days in beta, Stack Exchange Inc. takes evaluates our site's performance. If they think we're ready for graduation because we meet the right metrics, then we get out of beta. When that ...
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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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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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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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Change the caveat banner on posts

I know that we’ve had the discussion before – repeatedly. However, now that we’ve had the current system for a few months it’s time to re-evaluate it. In my opinion, the system has failed. The ...
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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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Some font sizes are too small

In skeptics fashion, here's a peer-reviewed scientific literature article. Type size, as reported in Table 8, was found to be a significant main effect. (F (2,104) = 6.582, p = 0.002). This result ...
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Design: Contrast is not correct in the new design

Contrast should be used to make useful UI elements easy to find, and blend in less important elements. In the current design, contrast is all backwards. It makes all the unimportant UI elements stick ...
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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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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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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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Bad layout in users page

Text truncated like so: from here.
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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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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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Design: orange vs yellow?

In addition to my previous suggestions, I also want to suggest orange color over yellow: NOTE: changes are to the main site (not meta) Changes made: Logo colors (white text, orange brackets) Tags ...