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Site Design, round 2 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: New Design Launched First, I want to thank you for your valuable feedback for the first design concept. Programmers.SE is a site about people and conceptual design more than ...
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New logo for Software Engineering Stack Exchange

Changing this site from the increasingly anachronistic "Programmers" to the more fitting "Software Engineering" has been... A long road. So far, we've discussed... ...the name itself ...the audience /...
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Would you like to see Programmers get a less playful/cartoonish design to attract professional questions?

All the scribbly-doodles and the cartoonish font on Programmers seems to me like a reason people might assume from the start that this site is for more chatty non-professional questions. Would it be ...
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Updates to the site

You may have noticed some updates to the design lately, they are part of a SE network-wide update to a new base css framework. The updates allow us to: Have sharper / more beautiful design on retina ...
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New Design Launched

Hi all, The new design has been deployed just now and I want to congratulate you guys for the official launch! A few tweaks on the final design from the mockup I posted: I decided not to use the ...
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What's this cohhunity bulletin?

I thought it was some sort of joke I'd missed out on because I'd pursuing glory in other SE's, but no... It's just community bulletin... So, is anyone going to do anything about the fact that the font ...
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It is possible to change the colors of hypertext links?

While on SO, the hyperlinks are light blue and easy to distinguish from simple text, the hyperlinks on Programmers.SE appears visually as much darker, especially for visited links (due to their color)....
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Design Ideas for Programmers Site [Closed] [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: New Design Launched 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 ...
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Use pink background when rendering historically locked posts

Related: Tags that only exist on locked questions, should we treat these the same as tags that don't exist at all? philosophically Historical Lock questions are deleted Visual difference between ...
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kerning issues - click reads like dick, letter spacing

Using Firefox 16.0.2 22 on Windows 8, I've had a hard time reading certain sentences. Browser is normal zoom. clean looks like dean. click looks like dick. Screenshot if you cannot see it: And ...
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Could we get the “new” coding font style?

As the newest generation of Stack Exchange sites are launched, one thing I'm envious of is the font style used for coding blocks. Consider the following program here: #include <stdio.h> main()...
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Programmers Moderator Cards

We recently printed some business cards for our Stack Exchange employees and they turned out great. It got us thinking: our sites' moderators have been working hard to keep our sites high quality for ...
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Could we add a description field in the image uploader?

When we add an image to a post, the resulting markdown is: ![enter image description here][1] [1]: http://i.stack.imgur.com/6ySkR.png And in order to add a tooltip, you'll need to do this: [1]: ...
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404/Error/Captcha Images

Hi all, I have started the CSS conversion of the new design, since it's gotten a lot of positive feedback this time. I'm aiming to launch the site very soon! Meanwhile, I need some ideas for the new ...
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Accepted answer checkmark color

When I ask a question (and every answer has a check mark next to it for me to select one as my accepted answer), it's very hard for me to tell the difference between the check mark that I've checked, ...
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What is the rationale behind the menu system?

What is the rationale behind the Stack Exchange menu system? I find it annoying and counterintuitive. Should the front page menu and the question menu be merged into one?
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accomodations for visually impaired

I am (marginally) color-blind and have great difficulty distinguishing between hyperlinks and normal text on the SE-Programmers site. I can barely tell when the text is actually a link. To my eyes, ...
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CSS Rule for Flagging comments bumps layout by 1px

I've noticed on Programmmers.SE that when you hover over the flag this comment button it bumps the surrounding container by 1px. After inspecting the css, I noticed these rules in all.css: .flag-off {...
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Footer line floats up too high in the main review page

I'm seeing this on Chromium 22 (Windows & Linux) & Firefox 15 (Windows): The footer line is a bit in the way. Tried the usual clearing of caches/hard refresh but that doesn't seem to help....
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Accept answer checkmark could still be clearer.

Before posting this, I first searched meta, and found that previously people already found the accept answer checkmark unclear. The accepted answer indicates that a change was made, but I still find ...
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The “comment edited” picture icon to be more subtle

The pencil icon for edited comments are far too large on P.SE + Meta. It seems like every other site uses the standard tiny pencil, which works well and is unobtrusive.
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Favicon has white rather than transparent background

A minor point, but the new favicon (coffee cup) has a white rather than transparent background - unlike the other sites: Can we have a nice transparent background please?
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Mod dialog in review doesn't show up properly (and a bonus feature request)

Let's start with the feature request. When reviewing answers we have two mod links, when reviewing questions we only have the one. Having the mod link under the post feels a bit more natural, as ...
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List migrated questions at the top?

My general practice for answering here at programmers.se is to browse the Questions list, scrolling down until I see ones that I've read before. Lately I've noticed that a bit farther down, there ...
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Network engineering's background on Programmers adverts is less than ideal

On the sidebar, this is what it looks like: Related from MSE from awhile back: Confusing placement of popular network question above related questions in the sidebar Please look at the other ...
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Could the 100k+ views color be toned down a little bit?

We now have a question that's really, really popular, Why do programmers write applications and then make them free?, which is fine (better than fine, great!), but the color used for the "on fire" ...
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The “&” in the title font doesn't look anything like an ampserand

This is supposed to read: Admin > Upcoming & Current Community Events. I don't know what the symbol is in there, but it certainly doesn't look like "&".
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Badge count experiencing cropping at 7 digits

If you have 7 digits of badges on Programmers.SE, you start to experience truncation: With 8 digits of badges, you really get chopped off: This isn't a problem on other Stack Exchange sites: ...
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UI - Vote up/down not highlighting

Has anyone else seen this happening? As of yesterday, when you voted up or down the site would highlight your vote. As of this morning, the vote count changes as expected but no hightlighting. I'm ...
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That's not really an ampersand, is it?

From our "what's reputation" help page: Can we get a good old ampersand please? The ligature has been around for almost 2000 years (early instances can be seen in Pompeian graffiti), I'm kinda used ...
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Close Dialog Display Bug

Whenever I open the close question dialog on my laptop's 13" display, the upper portion of the popup winds up on top of the "Questions Tags Users..." navigation bar, but due to an issue with the ...
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Edit (and other bars) have a bad background

See the two attached screenshots.
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Link in code is indistiguishable from plain code

On SO and pretty much any other SE site, linked code is clearly distinguishable from non-linked code: But on programmers (and meta.programmers), the two are completely undistinguishable: You have to ...
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Bottom bar floating in middle of the page

The bottom bar (that black almost a straight line thing) is floating in the middle of the page on reviews. This may be a regression of: Footer line floats up too high in the main review page Line in ...
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Pop up for Low Quality comment options behind links

The popup for the 'leave a comment' is showing up behind the links at the top of the page: All of the following screen shots are from a mac. Original report in Safari: Fresh install of Firefox: ...
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Can we put a tagline under our logo? [closed]

Someone new to our site, or perhaps Stack Exchange might get the idea that our site is for any kind of programming related question. Since migration with Stack Overflow is not bi-directional, I ...
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Am I the only one finding it confusing to move back and forth between meta and main website?

If you in meta, there's no clear button to take you back to the main website, same thing when you in the website and you want to go to meta. Meta theme is also so similar to the main website that I ...
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Footer line isn't where it's supposed to be in review stats and history

This is how the stats for the low quality posts queue looks like: Same thing happens in the history tab, for example check out the first posts history. Just in case this is browser specific, I'm on ...
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Footer lines inconveniently positioned when editing from the first posts review queue

The footer line is misbehaving again and overlapping the edit preview when editing a post from the "First Posts" review queue (possibly others?) This is from Chrome 28 on Linux: This from ...
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Why are the visited link colors swapped?

In the main list of questions, we have dark blue for visited and light blue for not. Okay. But in the related tab for any question, it's light blue for visited and dark blue for not. This is ...
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Badges and tag “X” buttons misplaced

While I only have one badge, it is appearing incorrectly on meta: While I was reporting this bug, I noticed that the "X" button that appears in the tag field is misplaced as well:
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“more” link in footer is hardly viewable

In the footer, the more link is hardly view-able due to the free handed image in the background, when select the Technology sites. Screenshot for reference:
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“Flag” image inconsistancies

This is not a duplicate of The "Flag comment" icon is too harsh because I actually like the image of the flag. Rather, the problem is when you hover over it. On Meta, if you hover over the ...
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The cup of coffee has gone cold

The steam coming from the coffee cup in the favicon blends in with the background on an inactive Chrome tab (OS X). Although it's still barely visible, there should be more contrast between the steam ...
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When your question is flagged as a duplicate, the edit link appears to not render correctly

I posted a question that has since been flagged as a duplicate of an already existing question. The panel at the top of the question is as you'd expect, apart from the 'edit' link which hasn't ...
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Programmers.SE Theme partially covers rev/copyright notice [closed]

An extremely minor complaint/observation. The rev notice is partially obscured by the theme. I checked and no other SE sites seem to use images in that part of the footer so the "problem" is isolated ...
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The post notice font size has shrunk

I just added a post notice to a question and saw the font had dropped down a size: I haven't added a post notice in several days so I don't know when it started doing this, but could it be ...
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No breadcrumbs or trail in order to return to questions page

If I filter the questions, maybe based on tag, then go into a question, maybe post an answer, I have to use back button to get back to the list of questions based on my filter? I don't see another way....
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The “Flag comment” icon is too harsh

This is similar to The "comment edited" picture icon to be more subtle, but it has to do with the "Flag" icon that shows up when hovering over comments. On my machine it looks like this: ...
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The word “beta” still appears in the app offline html

Programmers kicked me to the app offline screen today and I couldn't help but notice it still had the beta tag on it. http://sstatic.net/skins/sketchy/app_offline.htm The url and content looks ...