I'm here since Gaming.SE beta and I will sincerely miss the pixelated heart. But I understand that is time to move on and together with the launch of new name a new logo and design is welcome.
Jin's works are excellent and I love the minimalism of his designs. The concept of the logo also this time is great, the only thing that does not convince me much is ...
I'll admit I'm not a huge fan of the name, although I'm sure it will grow on me.
I am, however, incredibly happy that our long national nightmare is finally over and somebody chose something, anything to call our site other than "Gaming".
The arqade logo is hard to read. It's a good start, but it doesn't seem like a finished product at this point.
It certainly looks neat, but abandons some basic principles of graphic design. The text reads to many as PROADE or PROAOE, and definitely not ARQADE unless you really try to see it there.
Here's a start on some small adjustments to make it more ...
The amount of whitespace in the new layout seems excessive. This is especially apparent anytime a header is involved. The space above and below the question title, for instance, is more than 1x the height of the text. It also reduces the information density on important pages, like question listing, quite dramatically. Compare:
with a tweaked version with ...
I'm in full support of including the photo widget here on meta, as long as screenshot-of-the-week continues to be consistent for the foreseeable future.
If screenshot of the week becomes inconsistent, intermittent, or people stop participating, I'd propose that the widget eventually be removed.
UPDATE - The ship only fires once per page load after a five second delay.
Adding hover or click to this does make it more complicated as it makes the base code for this site different than others but it's not out of the realms of possibility to add this. For the time being, thoughts on making the delay for the gif much slower or ...
I agree; we should definitely be using code blocks for Minecraft commands. Why?
Commands are basically a type of code. Code should go in code blocks. Blockquotes are for quotes, not code.
Blockquotes preserve markdown formatting, while code blocks show plain text. This is especially important for crash logs, as some of the symbols used conflict with ...
To demonstrate this, I inspected the source to get the hex codes for the colors. The visited link is #114475, and the plain text is #3b4045. If you run a contrast on these two colors you get a contrast difference of 1.05:1, which would fail WCAG 2.0 AA and AAA requirements if they were foreground and background colors for both normal and large text. WCAG 2.0 ...
Can we get a face for our beloved mothership?
Without the 'Ask Question' text, the face of the mothership looks really plain:
Can mothership v2 have a few more turrets/lazors/features in the blank space?
Flag box seems to inherit transparency from parent post, and has bad z-order when that post is greyed out:
This doesn't seem to effect regular posts, just those that have hit the downvote/negative score threshold.
A couple of things I noticed:
1. What happened to our 'Planet surface'/Arcade Footer?
Now it just looks like we're floating in space...
The left nav is collapsed by design on some pages, the Help Center is one of them. You can access it in the upper left corner hamburger menu.
2. The help center home page has ...
Anything cool like this that could drive participation on Arqade should be utilized.
It's small enough that people who don't care won't be bothered, but big enough that it's noticeable and will draw attention.
The community is strongly in favour of lasers. The site's demographic likes them a lot.
If you don't want lasers, I suggest removing them with a userstyle.
(For Stylish, unfun, users)
This is based on Fredley's Userscript answer, but as a Userstlye
Is the site also gonna get a new favicon? I'm gonna miss the heart but...
I made a little attempt at an animated one:
I am definitely not a designer though, I just have fun doodling on favicon.cc. I'm sure if Jin's designing one, it'll be better.
EDIT: I also made a different one without the blue background:
And a meta version:
Flag count is in the wrong place, and the user info on the right hand side is too spaced out.
Users page, visited link in count should be white:
It's even worse on meta:
Same page, counts not centered:
History page, too much space at the top, and the count on the left hand side is not centered with the text:
These two colours are too similar:
Yes, it should be added.
Why Arcade users could benefit.
It would give users interesting content to see on a regular basis,
even if they never click to see the rest of the week's submissions. The effect would be similar to the Hot Network Questions.
For askers, it would offer a channel of participation while their
current questions wait to receive an ...
If you're really super concerned about semantic markup, you can use <pre></pre> tags, which carry no implication that the preformatted text is code. Personally, I don't care that much.
As for the actual fixed formatting, whether created through <pre>, <code>, backticks, or 4-space indentation, that has never been restricted to code. ...
For now, this isn't a near-term goal. Jin is still our only designer and he's kinda... being torn apart by us dragging him to deal with everything, every other thing, and everything on top of that. It apparently isn't a trivial process for him to setup weaponry here on Meta, so it'll have to wait until the necessary time investment slot exists as usable time ...
The review buttons feel too big. And now that I'm typing this, so does the font in the answer edit box. In fact, as pointed out by @PrivatePansy, everything feels too big and airy. What's the opposite of claustrophobia? Because I'm feeling it now.