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Questions about the visual design of Unix & Linux.

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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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Design Ideas for Unix and Linux site Updated

Hi all. I'm Jin, and I'll be working on the designs for the Stack Exchange sites as they graduate from the beta phase. Each site will have its own unique theme that will reflect its topic. However, ...
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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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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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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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“/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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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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Error image nominations

The 404 page, error page and captcha page have very generic images. There have been proposals for 404 images and captcha images before. This is a call for error image nominations. Furthermore, the ...
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404 Image Nominations

According to the Top 7, we need to select a 404 image - an image that will be displayed when users try to bring up a page that does not exist. Please quote the source so the team can negotiate ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Captcha Image Nominations

According to the Top 7, we need to select a CAPTCHA image. So please submit your proposals as answers to this question.
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Bolder question title font

I find the question title font too thin, on question pages and to some extent on the /questions as well. The titles don't stand out enough to my tastes. The same font is used on CSTheory. I find it ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Favourite tagged questions: highlight colors, too bright?..

I can't distinguish favourite questions, which are highlighted, on the front page from others, even if I squint. The only way to notify them is to change my viewing angle to something other than 90°. ...
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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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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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Poor contrast on the “How to Ask” widgets

On Meta, the “How to Ask” and other rectangular widgets on the right of the screen that appear when you ask a question are very dark islands in an almost-white page. I don't like it, but it may just ...
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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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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 ...