Episode #125 of the Stack Overflow podcast is here. We talk Tilde Club and mechanical keyboards. Listen now

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There are a lot of things I don't like about the site's design, to the point that I'm using a stripped down version of NullUserException's Theme Switcher userscript to browse the site with the Beta theme: Although it's a very basic theme, I find it quite more enjoyable than the actual theme. But, who cares what I find enjoyable or not, this discussion is ...


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I like this, I like this a lot. The design is just the right amount different from the current one to show continuity and yet show that we've changed, matured and grown up. One small thing - is there any change whatsoever we can get se.stackexchange.com as a short form of the url? softwareengineering.stackexchange.com is a doozy to type out when you're in ...


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New logo for Software Engineering Stack Exchange Agile principle: Deliver working software frequently, from a couple of weeks to a couple of months, with a preference to the shorter timescale. I think we'd like the new stuff sooner rather than later. Analysis You have consulted with stakeholders. You have cooperated with them as much as naturally ...


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Please disregard this post if there is any danger of it causing a delay in the name change. Well, it has a coffee cup. So I'm already ecstatic. :) With all due respect to our chronically-overworked design team, let me show you what an hour playing with windows paint let me do. Why? Well, in addition to having a healthy respect for symmetry, I like ...


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Please disregard this post if there is any danger of it causing a delay in the name change. Double line meta version. Also properly grayed out the title and mug for meta.


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Honestly, I like the theme. I find the hand-drawn, hand-written, squiggly-line vibe to be indicative of what this site is about--whiteboarding questions. You could migrate it to something more techy-looking, but that would only further blur the line in most peoples' minds between Programmers Stack Exchange and Stack Overflow. Obviously, I can't say what I ...


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Programmers Stack Exchange is one of the 84 (currently) Q&A sites of the Stack Exchange network, that includes Stack Overflow. You can find more details about Stack Exchange at stackexchange.com and more specifically: About Stack Exchange List of all Stack Exchange sites If you are interested in finding out what Programmers is about, you should read: ...


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Blame it on the font used for titles: The handwritten font in the title, top nav and section header is House Whiteboard. Yes, it is actually Hugh Laurie's handwriting. ("It's Not Lupus!") Oh. Well then, blame it on Hugh Laurie. The limey bastard!


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status-completed - The coffee cup is now white! The lettering for the site name is now larger and the monitors and mug are now sitting on a tabletop. Hopefully this fixes most of the concerns here. The placement of the logo is standardized across the network, and is currently positioned there by design. Thanks for the feedback! ~Catija The new logo in the ...


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I've asked the crowd over at User Experience Stack Exchange about our link colours, and they seem to agree that our colour scheme is pretty poor. So it's not just you, and I think the issue is worth revisiting.


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There has been a precedent of a site receiving a redesign, but it had to do with branding rather than any dissatisfaction with the existing design. In fact, the new design on Arqade is mostly the same as it was on "Gaming" back in the day. Far as redesigning Programmers goes... I'm sorry, but it's at best extremely unlikely. There are certainly issues here ...


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There used to be a link to Meta in the navigation bar, but it was removed recently. Now, you'll have to expand the StackExchange dropdown to move between Meta and main: It's not immediately obvious where the links are, but once you find them I think. it's pretty easy to switch between the sites. Note that the link to site you are currently on (in my case ...


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I like this idea but the title attribute really shouldn't be set identically to the alt attribute. Just for accessibility reasons I'd support leaving the alt text box there but I'm not sure how much value the tooltip provides; you should be explaining the reason for the image in your body copy anyway, so tooltips shouldn't be as necessary. Agree with Yannis ...


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No Stack Exchange site is suitable for holding a discussion, but if you have specific and answerable questions about architecture, design, and testing, those are more than welcome here on Programmers. In fact, those conceptual questions are why this site exists.


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This is just terrible. You took about 1/5 of my screen for options I hardly ever use without an option to reduce this unsolicited waste to a thumb. The old way was perfect but if you must pee over something that other people established, there are better ways. Pull down menus would do just fine and bother no one. Mind boggling!


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This is fairly easy to accomplish using IE's Accessibility options in Tools » Internet Options » General » Accessibility. If you follow the instructions to the letter, results look as blindingly amazing as this: Create a file named userstyle-programmers.css and enter the following contents: .question-page .post-text a { text-decoration: underline !...


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The fix will be in the next production build.


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Because it's a companion site to StackOverflow, but with a different purpose, as evidenced by the FAQ. Both are managed by StackExchange, like many other sites, which are hosted under their own top-level domain (like MathOverflow) or a sub-domain of stackexchange.com. See the list of all sites on the StackExchange network. Furthermore, new sites appear ...


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I have decreased the code block font size. This change will be deployed after our next production build.


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That is apparently how Gregory House writes it. (It's not Lupus!) An examination of the symbols on the top row of the keyboard yields: Where a couple of symbols (namely the @ and the *) are conspicuously missing. Apparently Hugh Laurie never wrote them on the whiteboard during the entire series. UL is an abbreviation for a number of medical terms, ...


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The logo looks great. I appreciate the pragmatism in getting this rolled out, but can we have the name as regular text and not commented out? This always bothered me. This site is not only about writing code. Why should the title look like it's code? Removing /* and */ would make the logo look cleaner, too. Comments are also language specific. Sure, many ...


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The discrepancy between the front page and the questions page comes from the fact they are not, and are not meant to be, one in the same. One is meant as a general landing page that gives a taste of the site - it has an excerpt of questions along with a much more occupied sidebar that includes meta, ads, and chat (slightly different for beta sites). Above ...


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I might be missing something because no one mentioned the obvious option, but here it goes: How about chat? The language specific chat rooms on Stack Overflow would be ideal, as would be our own chat room. And you can even create your own chat room.


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This is indeed a UX snafu. The fix will be in the next production build.


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This is what I came up with: I've already posted it in the 2013 Community Ads question, if you like it you should upvote the answer there, and the ad will start appearing automagically. And if you don't like it... well you should have seen the first draft (I even managed to misspell programmers!).


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This is fixed now. Programmers (along with Cooking and Ask Ubuntu) tends to require more one-off, site-specific CSS fixes than other sites. The bug was: without the trailing forward slash in the url, we weren't applying the review-page class to <body> element, so certain styles weren't being applied.


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This will be fixed in the next deploy, in so far as is possible across all browsers. Basically, you'll be able to click on the underlines directly underneath the words (and in the whitespace between them).


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A fix is now on dev, will be in the next production build.


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