Questions tagged [design]

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Is the site re-design for the Mass Effect 3 promotion permanent?

The new site design looks fantastic, I think the giant animated robot was my favorite part. I understand that it was created for the Mass Effect 3 promotion - but is the majority of the site design ...
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Why does Gaming SE have an 8-bit theme?

Modern video gaming is some of the most (if not the most) visually appealing and graphically intensive activity you can do on a PC/Console. Yet, Gaming Stack Exchange sports a theme that's out of an 8-...
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Horizontal scroll on the revisions page when the post contains long code sections

The revisions page for Was the { Levels:n } beacon tag removed/altered in Minecraft Java 1.14?, seems to have a rendering bug when it comes to displaying code. Instead of constraining the code section ...
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Can better support be added for creating tables, for science?

When writing an answer like the one here, I felt the need to create tables to display summarized data. Since I believe we are a site that encourages users to provide detailed data whenever possible, ...
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Page layout on meta breaks when I click “share” on an answer

Something weird is happening on meta when I click on the "share" link on an answer. It only appears to affect answers and it only appears to happen on meta. As below: Then I click on "...
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Visited-links are too low-contrast [duplicate]

Visited links on the site are a dark blue that has very low contrast with the surrounding black text. This isn't a problem in post bodies since links are dotted-underlined (except in post preview, ...
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Please fix the box shadow on the badge hover-state!

Very annoying, but when you hover over a badge on Gaming.SE, the hover state adds an extra pixel on the bottom which creates a white line between the edge of the badge box and the box shadow below it. ...
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Header background drawing problem

Since a month now, the banner of both the main site and the Meta site have this strange effect (a dithering problem?): It is more apparent on the right side: I'm using Firefox 83.0. In Edge there is ...
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Is there a listing of the recent changes made only to Gaming?

I'm curious about recent changes made to Gaming after this question was asked. Is there (or can there be? I didn't find anything through search) a meta post with a listing of recent changes (code, ...
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No mothership animation on meta site? [duplicate]

Why is there no animation of the right-hand-side mothership on Meta?
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Can we please stop using block quotes for formatting Minecraft commands?

Block quotes are not the proper formatting tool for Minecraft commands. Instead, for large commands or a group of commands, we should be using code blocks. Why? Because Minecraft commands are code-...
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Background Bullying Me On My Meta Profile [duplicate]

Clearly the background on Meta has never heard of 'personal space'. Can someone deal with this jerk?
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z-level error with tags and message boxes

While reviewing a question, I decided to upvote it and noticed a white line on the blue warning box. The picture can explain better than I can. It seems to line up to the left part of the tag. I ...
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Header font inconsistency [duplicate]

#Headers# in suggested edits use font-family: 'PFTempestaSevenRegular', sans-serif; while on the main page they inherit font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;. Could they both ...
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Do we want to enable the photo widget for our site?

With the screenshot-of-the-week being popular for about 2 months now, the mod team was wondering if the community would like to enable the photo widget for our site to highlight these screenshots. ...
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Put the Meta back in Meta Arqade

I noticed that the Arqade Meta doesn't have "Meta" in its logo. Was this purposeful or accidental? Not a top priority, but I suggest that Arqade Meta has the Meta text in its logo.
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Visited hyperlinks are hard to distinguish against plain text

I don't know if it's just me, but I've noticed that if a Hyperlink is posted in a question, it's extremely difficult to differentiate it from normal text, considering the blue is so close to the black ...
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The form for flagging an answer obscures the answer being flagged

I've been noticing something about flagging answers that I forgot to put into a question until today ... when you flag an answer, the modal form that appears is covering the answer that was flagged. ...
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FAQ/Reputation info images are low quality

Various images from the FAQ and privilege info pages are either low quality, outdated, or simply incorrect. For example, this image is of especially low quality: Sure, it's not a huge problem, but it'...
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Can we have Dark Mode?

Stack Overflow just got new fancy Dark Mode https://stackoverflow.blog/2020/03/30/introducing-dark-mode-for-stack-overflow/?cb=1 Can we have the same here?
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Why has the quotation markup changed?

Since a week or two, the vaguely yellow background (reminiscent of Post-it notes - see the sidebar to the right → ) of > quotes has changed. Does anyone know why? It's currently a lot harder to ...
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How am I supposed to know that this post is locked when there is no mention of it anywhere?

I found this post today that obviously didn't belong on Arqade meta, so I was going to downvote and voted to delete as it was already closed. However, when I clicked the downvote button, it said I ...
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Formatting broken when bounty is suggested

Looking through my list of questions, I noticed that the banner suggesting accepting an answer/offering a bounty breaks the formatting of the list, pushing the question item far to the right. Should ...
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Remove the vertical padding from the <kbd> tag

I think the kbd tag's vertical padding is too large to use them inline with other text. Once your text wraps onto multiple lines, kbd-tagged elements' vertical padding makes them visually overflow ...
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Markdown or HTML for gamepad buttons

I've been wishing for this for a long time, but it seems nobody even mentioned this so far. I'm talking about markdowns or HTML tags for gamepad buttons. When talking about how to perform certain ...
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Minor theme glitch in Chrome at non-100% zoom [closed]

In Google Chrome, when zoomed in or out, the homepage looks like this: Notice the lines above the main tabs. They seem to have wrapped around from the bottom. This happens at almost every zoom-level ...
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Thoughts on pumping up line-height

Minor nuisance, I find reading large paragraphs of text on Gaming SE rather cumbersome because the text is so close together. Pumping up the line-height to 1.4 - 1.5 em, to me makes a huge difference ...
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Bolding across the site looks different for me?

A few weeks ago I remember all the text across the site suddenly changed one day. Since then there are a lot of answers/questions that say "things in bold are...." but I don't see anything as bold? In ...
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Please fill in the alt text for images on this site

When linking an image, the word in square brackets is the alternative text (alt-text for short). This gets displayed if the browser can't show the image, but also gets used by screen reading software ...
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Increase font size on vote count in question view

I don't like that the numbers are too small comparing them to the default trilogy sites. I suggest their sizes to be increased. Default Theme Gaming Theme
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Can we get better contrast on the .question-status boxes

Right now .question-status is a rather tough to read pale orange on light gray. Windows 8, IE10, 125% zoom (because large monitor): Chrome 29, Ubuntu 13.04, 125% zoom: (nevermind the black border ...
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Stylize 'spoiler' tag

Along the same lines as the various logo'ed tags over on SF, and the colored tags on the Meta SE sites, it would be nice to see some kind of style applied to the spoiler tag here on G.SE. It could be ...
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Mod tags look all funny

Something changed and now the mod-tags on meta look weird. Fix it?
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Shadow of vote to close button still displays after button is pressed

When you press the VtC button, the button's background disappears but the shadow remains: The same appears to be happening to all buttons on the main site. On meta sites, the buttons turn grey ...
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“Ask question” button position

I am using StackOverflow most of time. Today I struggle for a few minutes (!) when wanted to ask a question at Arqade. The reason was: I couldn't find the button to ask a new question. Should we do ...
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More space needed between badges and numbers [duplicate]

In both the question list and on the question itself, there is not enough room between certain numbers and the badge icon they go with (images zoomed in for effect): Here is my question for an ...
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Notches on tags not appearing on 'Top Tags' section of profile

As you can see, the notches/knobs/things on the tags in the 'Top Tags' section of the user profile are not displaying: It does seem to display on the top tag though. As a side note, long tags seem ...
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Bold, Italic links do not show in link colour on old mobile site

The 'HERE' in the screenshot below is a link, although when viewing the answer through the mobile site, it doesn't have the blue link colour. The example answer is here Here is the link when ...
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Tags on meta look bad when hovered

When you hover the mouse cursor over a (non-required, non-mod) tag here on meta, the tag background turns gray. Except for the little tab on the left, which doesn't: The problem is that the CSS ...
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Ask Question animation is really Tacky and looks bad

This is a request to counter what was done for Here, from the basis of Here. I believe (and you can feel free to disagree and vote this down, to indicate as such) it should be changed to something ...
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Make the meta mothership shoot its lasers too

The main site does it, why not the meta site? Related: Make the mothership shoot its lasers on hover
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“Ask Question” button in different position for meta than main site

I realise how trivial this is, but given how meta Arqade and Arqade seem graphically alike in every respect (apart from the grayscale,) it seems strange that the Ask Question button is in a different ...
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Visual bug on main site profile page

There's an odd graphical glitch on my profile page, but it only appears on the Gaming main site. I have not been able to reproduce it on Meta nor on any other SE site. This blue box appears behind a ...
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Badge count numbers are too close to the badge icons

This is probably just a little CSS spacing issue, but with the recent redesigned site theme, there is a little extra ugliness around the user card. The numbers next to the badge icons bump right up ...
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How is the Arqade spaceship supposed to work in the new design?

Previously a mouse over on the spaceship would cause it to launch the lazer weapons. But in the new design, this is no longer the case. But I do see it launch the lazer weapons sometimes, just not ...
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Arqade's 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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New white space when viewing questions?

There is some new white space on the sides of the page when viewing a question (it use to be the blue Arqade background). This also happens in the Meta site: Is this a bug or intended now? I was ...
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Is it okay to use code formatting when there's no clear and obvious alternative?

Spurred by this question, which uses code blocks to format a table in a more aesthetically pleasing way than any other formatting option available. There has been discussion in the past about using ...
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<kbd> elements are not hidden in a spoilers block

Recently noticed the following: Is it intentional to have <kbd> text visible inside spoilers markdown? Image for future reference: