Questions tagged [design]

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Introducing Arqade!

We recently have put a lot of effort in coming up with a unique brand name for this community. As you know, naming is hard! After numerous brain storming sessions, we found a great name(and was able ...
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Make the mothership shoot its lasers on hover

All trilogy sites, and almost all other SE2.0 sites, have a hover effect on their "ask question" button. It can be argued the "ask question" button looks less "clickable" than how it looks in all the ...
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“ASK QUESTION” is not really obvious as a button

This has been mentioned a few times on the feedback threads. But never really addressed. So let's make it its own post. Because I find this to be problematic. Because I am familiar with the sites, I ...
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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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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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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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Provide a markdown extension to hide text (anti spoiler)

Cool it has been implemented. Most of my text would not be spoilers but there may be a small part of my question which may mention something that could be a spoiler. It would be great if I could ...
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Can we keep the lazers after the ME 3 promo? Please?

How about if I say Please 40 times?, What about then? Please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please ...
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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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Could we have the new <kbd> tag?

Recently, <kbd> tags on the trilogy sites and I think Apple as well were updated to look less ugly. vs. I am in favor of less ugly. Can we have it to match our sweet new design?
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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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The election message in the community bulletin looks bad

...and you should feel bad. I appreciate that elections are super-cool and exciting and should be highlighted, but that shade of red is not very readable on that shade of grey.
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The site should use a Killscreen image for HTTP/500 Server Error pages

As badp proposed in chat, this site should use a killscreen image for HTTP/500 Server Error error pages:
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Add support for embedding “youtu.be” links

Youtube launched a site-specific URL shortening service (youtu.be) about a year ago, but we currently only support full URL. Can we get support added for the shortened ones? They can even be ...
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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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Reputation number in the top bar hard to read

Apparently a new feature has been added recently, so that you can now click on your reputation number and get to the privileges page, meaning the reputation number is now a link. However this feature ...
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The Arqade review buttons color contrast is awful

The Arqade review buttons color contrast is really bad. The white color on a very light grey background is really hard to read. On a technical level, it fails WCAG AA and AAA for both large and ...
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Console controller button images instead of <kbd> used mainly for PC keys

Consider this answer as an illustration of how awkward the rectangular <kbd>-tagged keys look as console controller button: And compare with this mockup of controller button images: ...
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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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Social networking re-branding

Our Facebook, Google plus and YouTube accounts have been contacted with two emails, they are as follows. Hello! First of all, I would like to thank you for the work you're doing to promote the Gaming ...
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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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Please change the home page / question list font back to the normal font

I'm having a lot of trouble with the font on the home page. I like the font in headings and buttons, but on the home page it's just too much. I find it hard to skim through the list of questions the ...
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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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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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Are good questions necessarily linked to research effort?

I recently noticed that there's a tooltip for the question upvoting button that begins with "This question shows research effort..." That got me thinking - if I have a question that I can probably ...
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Hot brown on brown action in /review

The suggested edits counter in the Review page features a .hotbg brown on .mod-flag-indicator brown counter. Can it be made more readable?
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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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Log In/Out Screen is Vertically Challenged on High Resolution

I'm using a 2560 x 1440 monitor and Chrome. As you can see, the page background isn't quite able to fill the entire page.
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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:
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Pixel seam visible in meta background

While I'm bringing up other Arqade Meta styling issues, there is a bug in the background between the footer and rest of the page that sometimes shows up when scrolling on Meta. I think the body ...
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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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Make the rep display bold again [closed]

With the site redesign, I noticed that on the main site (but not on meta) rep now does not show as bold. Can someone please fix this?
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Formatting sandbox

Feel free to do your tests here.
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Eeeek! Lazerpewpew will return!

I made a dumb dumb. I thought the the ME3 contest ends at midnight, EDT. But it turned out to be midnight UTC. I need to do some extra css work to get the mothership back. yes mothership lazerpewpew ...
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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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Why is the header badge count pink?

This has been bothering me for more than two years now, and I've always wondered: why in the world is the top badge count color pink (or more specifically, #FFDBDB)? Wouldn't white be better? No?
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We lack a Google + share button

The Google + button went invisible: The HTML is still there and the button functions, but the button isn't visible. This happens for the "share your answer" links too.
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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 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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Minor design updates

Just want to give you a heads up that I pushed some design tweaks to our dev server. The changes will go live after our next production build. Visually it should "feel" the same as the old site with ...
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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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Mod tags look all funny

Something changed and now the mod-tags on meta look weird. Fix it?
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“Hot Meta Posts” box title and post score almost unreadable

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Can we increase the contrast between Arqade and Meta.Arqade's icons?

I saw this in my inbox today. Now, my screen cap + the imgur treatment appears to have enlarged the above picture, but when this was in my inbox, it was not readily obvious that one was for the main ...
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Cross site ads should show tags

Here's a cross site question ad I just saw on UX: What game is this question is about? (Okay no fair if you've played Diablo 3). Arqade is probably one of the sites that benefits the most from ...
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Are we happy with Gaming.SE 's current Logo?

It's been mentioned in chat a few times that the logo for our site is... potentially ambiguous at best. The Favicon being a heart has caused a stir -- apparently some people think that, because of the ...
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“I hate swarms”

Some people like hats. Some people don't like hats. Some people hate hats. For this reason, hats could be hidden by the hat haters. Can a similar facility be provided for those that hate swarms?
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New Design Launched

Hi guys, As you can see, the new design launched. Grats, and thank you for forming such a wonderful gaming community. » Click here to post feedback about any css or rendering issues. That is, please ...
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Gaming 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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System message renders a “—”… very favorably ♪

The community-generated election banner is supposed to have a dash (—) separating the start and the link. Instead, it renders something like the following. Note that even if you copy and paste it from ...