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Questions tagged [design]

Questions about the visual design of Unix & Linux.

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The “Unix & Linux” logo is using faked small caps, which looks bad

The site logo is using the wrong glyphs for its smallcaps portions. This looks bad. In The Elements of Typographical Style, Robert Bringhurst writes: Genuine small caps are not simply shrunken ...
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Difference between “foo” and “foo”, 'foo' and ‘foo’ — and — as well

Look at this title: The meaning of a long dash? Ah, no, it's --, correctly spelled in the title, but mangled in the title, which means that it's mangled in search engine results too. Or look at this ...
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What should our site's header graphic be?

Based on Joe Friend's feedback on the site's recent theme change, there's a possibility of replacing the current site header image: What should we replace it with, if anything? The image is currently ...
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Could the link colours within post text be made to stand out more from regular text?

I find the link colours in posts (questions and answers) quite similar to the colour of regular text -- to the point that I'm not sure if I can tell if there is a link in the text at all. Could the ...
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Unix & Linux new site theme is live

We rolled out the new site theme for Unix & Linux. It is now live. What new theme? If you're like, "What the heck are you talking about?", then you should read the Meta Stack Exchange post ...
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New site theme coming soon

As mentioned on meta.stackexchange.com several months ago, all network sites will be getting updated themes. Unix & Linux is one of the first sites that will be updated. As such, I'm posting the ...
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Desktop vs Mobile layout for `code`

Looking at Linux Output Into Table. On a desktop display it's quite clear that there are two code tables. The first has one column and the second has two. Using my mobile device (Firefox and Chrome) ...
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Why is unix.stackexchange.com not optimized for mobile devices?

I cannot really use this site on my Nexus 6P, but it would be great to quickly look up things away from a desktop device (e.g. in a very small server room or on the subway).
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On the Unix SE, “related” tab 1px wiggling on hover [duplicate]

The cause of the problem is the rule .question-hyperlink:hover,.answer-hyperlink:hover { border-bottom: 1px dotted #666; text-decoration: none } The result is wiggling if the mouse goes over ...
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Hyperlink color on Unix & Linux is too subtle on Chrome

When I visit Unix & Linux, I can barely tell when someone has included a hyperlink. Just today I could tell from context that a user had included a link in the answer, but until hovering over it ...
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“/ask question” in the site header should be changed to “/ ask question”

All the links in the navigation bar have a space in-between the / and the text except for "ask question." This happens both on main and on meta, and should probably be fixed at some point.
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Is it possible to have the <kbd> for the comma enlarged?

I was answering a post that involved the key combos ctrl+, and ctrl+,. I was going to use the <kbd> tags, but they look the same for . and , - or at least too close for me to tell the difference ...
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Icons of the badge counts

Can we change badge icons to something Unix&Linux specific? Recently many sites changed their icons, for example: close related to us android uses their robo mascot emacs uses parenthesis () to ...
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Theme's background colours to highlight question asker, `code`, etc. are too faint

I presume this subsite was aiming for a light pastel-y look, but I think it's taken it way too far. Have a look at these two screenshots of questions on different SE sites: StackOverflow Unix/Linux ...
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Horizontal line between pagination buttons + other issues (CSS)

There's a horizontal line which appears between the pagination buttons under the question list when you hover over any of the buttons. I've tested it on Chrome 50 and IE11 and it's present on both. ...
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Is expected that header elements use different fonts?

h1 element h2 element h3 element The h2 header uses a different font, is this really expected? h1 font-family: body> "Arial,"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,sans-serif" h2 font-family: h2> "DejaVu Sans ...
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Menu CSS is not accessible

The recent (last ~36 hours?) changes to some of the CSS has had a detrimental impact on the accessibility of the site. The seclected menu option is now almost completely indistinguishable from the ...
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5k .. 10k reputation bug? header shows (unavailable) own suggested edit

I have a really minor question. Now that I'm (just) over 5k in reputation, I have the approve tag wiki edits privilege (which I haven't had a chance to use yet), but I think it's causing my Unix.SE ...
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Broken buttons colors [contrast]?

Today I noticed another strange colors on Unix.SE buttons here and on Meta. There is not enough contrast in any of them, examples: Previous colors/gradient were fine. Similar issue appeared week ago ...
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Which font is used for the title logo of Unix & Linux website?

Which font is use for the title logo of our website? The closes I found is Liberation Serif but it is not exactly the same font used for logo
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Mark accepted answers on side panel

The sidebar next to each question shows miscellaneous related/unrelated questions. On Server Fault, it's clear which of those have accepted answers, because there's a box around the vote count: Here ...
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Underline appears between reputation graph month names on hover

On my profile page, when I hover over the reputation graph, an underline appears between the month names. I'm using Chrome 44.0.2403.157 on Windows 10.
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Floating votes tab on new profile page

I just noticed that there is a ‘votes’ tab under the regular tab bar on the activity tab of my own profile. The following screenshots are from Chromium 41 on Arch Linux: Summary tab: Tags tab: ...
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Site Design Updates

A major design update is now live! Most of the changes are not visible; these tweaks go along with recent updates that were made to Stack Overflow: We are moving the site's CSS to a newly refactored ...
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Increase the contrast of 'similar questions' pane on unix stackexchange

I am writing a question right now on unix stackexchange and on the right there is a pane with a blue background and orange text. It is hard to read. My suggestion is you change the colors of that ...
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Problem with unwanted mobile layout in Google Chrome!

When I open this site on Google Chrome, it looks like : Mobile and Tablet Layout But works fine on Firefox. All other stackexchange sites works fine on both Chrome and Firefox. P.S: I'm using ...
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Font too small for code sections in headlines

In a headline, sections marked as code use a font that is too small compared to the font of the headline. Actually, the font size for code sections in title seems to be just the same as used for code ...
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Horizontal line between a question and comments

On Stackoverflow there is a horizontal line between a question and comments. This is an example: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/22369026/how-to-remove-header-new-line-character-and And on Unix &...
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show the effect of favorite questions more effectively

It took me a year of membership and 9000 points rep to learn that you are notified about new answers if you make a question a favorite. And I learnt it just by chance: Someone mentioned that in a ...
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:hover { border-bottom } on “Related” list in questions causes list to “jitter”

Just a quick note to say that (using Chromium 31.0.1650.57) the a:hover { border-bottom: ...; } attribute on the items in the Related list shown when viewing any question pushes all links below the :...
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The site does not work with black black background

The default browser window doesn't need to be white. And if your default color is black it's hard to work with the site. screenshot
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Should this site get a new look?

The look of this site has been designed with commandlines in mind. However, in most modern Linux distro's you don't even need to use them. But on the other side, many people here use the commandline. ...
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Links colours are not distinctive enough

In the main site, the links are slightly blueish: rgb(43, 109, 151), I find them difficult to distinguish from the body text color: rgb(51, 51, 51). Perhaps it's my monitor, or my eyes, but I don't ...
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Are requests for changes to the site design ignored by default?

The question itself is provocative, but I am interested in understanding why the community's repeated requests for, often trivial to implement, changes to the sites design are routinely ignored or ...
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More visible tags

Would it be an idea to change how tags are displayed on a question? Make them more visible. It is not a big issue, but seems like people, (me included – though I'm better now), sometimes jump to ...
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Voting indicator state is not reinstated when trying to remove a vote on a deleted post

If you try to remove a vote on a deleted post, you will get the "this post has been deleted" popup and the vote count will be reset back to what it was before you tried to rescind your vote, but the ...
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Enhancements to CSS for <kbd> needed

If two consecutive lines have a tag, the CSS effect gets overlapped. Maybe the height of the rectangle for can be reduced or the line height can be changed? Screenshot for reference:
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Extraneous vertical scroll bar in review task header

There's a vertical scroll bar that's not much use in the header for the review task screens (e.g. here). It lets you scroll down one line, but there's nothing to see below. Firefox 10 Chromium 22: ...
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Pretty <kbd> tags for U&L?

Stack Overflow and most (all?) other sites got a pretty kbd style not so long ago. Will this eventually be propagated to Unix & Linux, or are we sticking with the old one on purpose? Sample ...
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Community Bulletin box is hard to read

The new "community bulletin" box has light orange text on a light blue background, which is fairly difficult to read:
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Code inside spoiler markup is not hidden

Inline code inside spoiler markup is never hidden. >! Text is hidden but `code` is not. (Used in the wild here.)
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Header size on new user pages

The new user page is live. Rejoice! However, the headers look odd here: Screenshot of my profile http://so.mrozekma.com/unix-new-profile.png The ones with links within them are too big, so they run ...
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Better question title font

So I happened to notice a new font for question titles at MSO. I rather like it. It reminds me that I'm not too fond of Unix & Linux's title font. That's a main text font, but I don't think it's ...
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Font discrepancy between badge pages

When I look at the Great Answer and Great Question badge pages, there appears to be a significant discrepancy between the font and point used to display the question, despite it being the same ...
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Can the font in the badges section be changed?

I am new to this SE site, and looking at the badges section, the font is hard to read. Is it possible to either change this font, or make it bigger?
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Why does our favicon look similar to “beta” SE sites'?

Not that it bothers me too much, but I always thought U&L was still in beta because of the favicon. It has the same design as all beta SE sites. Was this a coincidence? Or on purpose?
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Question title font renders 0 (number zero) much like o (lower-case letter)

Currently, the font specification calls Georgia as the primary serif font for question titles. While undeniably an attractive font, its zero renders almost exactly the same as a lower case letter 'o'. ...
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The pre tag is shown in a larger font than other code snippets

On Unix.SE and Meta.Unix.SE only, I see <pre> blocks in a larger font than <pre><code> or backquoted blocks. Observed in both Firefox 3.5 and Chrome 13. This is perhaps not a bug, ...
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Horizontal scrollbar on profile [closed]

There's a horizontal scrollbar on my profile (and any other profile, for that matter). Using Chrome on Ubuntu.
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Background image should not assume I use a white background

I like to use a grey background for Firefox to ease eye strain while reading plain text. Many sites (including unix.stackexchange.com) assume the browser uses a white background. This If you intend ...