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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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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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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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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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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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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 - 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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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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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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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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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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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 the capital letter on every word (except the first) from the titles?

Although I liked the new designed I have a suggestion, can we remove the lead capital on each word? Like just to preserve the original input. For instance: Remove The Capital Letter On Every Word (...
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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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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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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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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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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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Design: “Add Comment” and “start a bounty” look out of place

Under each question there are two links that I think need some TLC. These two poor links are all alone in a sea of whitespace. They are clearly an odd couple: They don't line up and they have ...
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Design: Links in comment undetectable

I put my browser at 100% zoom, and took a snapshot of a comment: Which words are clickable? It isn't clear enough. Hovering over the link makes it blend in even further, if that is possible. ...
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Moderator diamonds (♦) should not be underlined in comments

Everywhere else only the handle of moderators is underlined, whereas the ♦ is not. In comments, instead... I don't think this is correct.
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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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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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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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The Venn diagrams on our about page should have a different colour

https://skeptics.stackexchange.com/about It's clearly an aesthetic call, but I think that having the Venn diagrams in four shades of yellow is not pleasing or readable at all. Can we use different ...
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Yellow on white badges are indistinct

When placed over the paper-white background, the yellow is rather indistinct. In particular, gold badges fade away to be practically invisible. Suggestions From A Design Ignoramus: Add some ...
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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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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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Tags are still ALL CAPS on our weekly newsletter

Tags are still ALL CAPS on our weekly newsletter:
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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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Design Bug: Horizontal Lines between comments too bold

It strikes me that 90% of complaints about design seem to be "Make this minor element stand out more on the page." So, it is nice to make an opposite request: The horizontal lines between comments ...
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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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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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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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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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The “ASK QUESTION” animation is too long

The main site "ASK QUESTION" looks pleasing the first time you use it, but if you use the site a lot (like moderators, high rep users and aficionados do), it quickly becomes boring and "over the top". ...
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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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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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Search box, once focused, is extremely loud

To repro, click on the search box on the main site and type something. A huge #FFFF00 band of the loudest possible yellow appears. It should be white.
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Design Bug: Inconsistent Capitalisation: “featured”

Stop the presses! Roll back the commit! There is an inconsistency in capitalisation! "featured" should be "Featured".
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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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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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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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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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Links on the activity tab in the user profile are not clickable

There is a list of recent activities of a user in their profile, with the new design most of the entries in that list are no longer clickable. They should be linked to each post, but something seems ...
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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 Bug: Horizontal Rule extends too far right

See obligatory hand-drawn red circle in picture. Chrome, Windows. Edited to add: I assume this truncation is the same problem:
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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).