No, this isn't about an Emacs key combination!

I happened to catch Responsive Design Themes - What can sites customize and how can they get changes implemented? on Meta Stack Exchange where there was an invitation for each site to discuss their site's design elements in order to:

better reflect their communities and allow them to be different from the rest of the network

Given the recent changes announced in Unix & Linux new site theme is live, I thought I'd post this question here as a "bridge" to start any discussions relating to our site.

If you would like to see a change in any of the below elements (transcribed from the MSE post above), then create a new Meta post, tagged , relating specifically to that element.

Site-customizable elements at this point are:

  • background -- currently a grid of dots (I think)
  • header content -- recently decided to be blank
  • logo -- currently the UNIX & LINUX graphic
  • photo box -- currently none
  • footer -- currently "Linux is a registered trademark..." (I think)
  • sidebar -- currently stock (I think); "could be light-colored solid, pattern/texture, or fade or even a combination."
  • the colors of:
    • Buttons (voting/accept/favorite/Ask Question/Review’s Leave Open, Skip, etc/, I think?)
    • OP indicator boxes (background shading of OP’s name on their comments on their own post)
    • link colors (visited/unvisited)
    • voting arrow colors
    • tag colors (background & text)
    • question titles (in the questions list, not on question pages)

Please feel free to clarify any point above, as I have no better insight to the site's design elements than any other user.

  • I liked previous design better (without left sidebar). Also generally colors should be a bit darker for my taste. Here is old related (in one small bit) question: unix.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/4075/…
    – jimmij
    Commented Dec 17, 2018 at 13:06
  • Reviewing the list again, I don't see anything I'm itching to change. It's unfortunate that badge icons are missing from the list -- that's something I'd like to see here.
    – Jeff Schaller Mod
    Commented Jan 4, 2019 at 1:26

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Well, I have been bothered by the logo on the app for a while and think it should be addressed.

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  • I honestly don't know if that's "covered" by the redesign team or by the android-app / ios-app team. I'd recommend posting that on Meta Stack Exchange with one of those -app tags and the "design" tag to get the right person's attention
    – Jeff Schaller Mod
    Commented Dec 16, 2018 at 14:02
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    Nothing's going to change on the apps; they stopped development on it.
    – muru
    Commented Dec 16, 2018 at 17:16
  • @muru that logo is probably loaded from an API though, right?
    – strugee
    Commented Dec 21, 2018 at 17:26

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