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27 votes

New site theme coming soon

I really dislike having the space on the left-hand side of the page being used up (wasted) for a few navigation links. I usually have my window manager configured so that my web browser uses half the ...
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24 votes

Unix & Linux new site theme is live

You've put a lot of feedback in one answer. I'll go through and add comments in this manner to try to respond to each one. The good Finally a layout that works with window widths that aren't ...
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Icons of the badge counts

Based on the idea from the math site where they use different shapes for bronze, silver, and gold badges, what about having different prompts for ours? Gold could be a (root shell) #, but I'm not sure ...
Jeff Schaller's user avatar
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16 votes

"/ask question" in the site header should be changed to "/ ask question"

Just because an alternate solution was offered in the comments, here it is for voting purposes: I think the others should be changed to conform with the Unix convention of no spaces at the beginning ...
Jeff Schaller's user avatar
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16 votes
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Difference between "foo" and “foo”, 'foo' and ‘foo’ — and -- as well

We have now disabled all Smarty-like modifications text in titles. From now on, the title text saved for the post is the title text that will be displayed. If folks want em-dashes (ALT-0151) and fancy ...
Yaakov Ellis's user avatar
15 votes

Unix & Linux new site theme is live

The left-hand bar adds noise to the page, which distracts from the main content. Yes, there's noise on the right side, but it gets a lot harder to ignore when there's noise on both sides. The links ...
ilkkachu's user avatar
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13 votes

Icons of the badge counts

I was bored so I re-made the badges' design proposed by Jeff Schaller. My take on it is according to the aviation.SE, which has the biggest badges that I managed to find on SE (increased here by a ...
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13 votes

New site theme coming soon

Is it possible to include the feedback from Icons of the badge counts and change the icons to represent UNIX & Linux more clearly, as opposed to the barely-visible ~ symbol there now? example here....
Jeff Schaller's user avatar
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12 votes

Unix & Linux new site theme is live

status-completed I've always found it extremely difficult to see hyperlinks that are not underlined (I don't have good eyesight or colour vision in general). With the new theme, I'm finding it even ...
Kusalananda's user avatar
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11 votes

What should our site's header graphic be?

My personal preference would be to make it blank or non-existent all together.
slm's user avatar
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10 votes

Unix & Linux new site theme is live

I'm not an HTML expert, I'm just a site user, and I use a regular workstation/desktop, not a phone. And from my perspective, the major visible change for me is a negative one. There is much more ...
Faheem Mitha's user avatar
9 votes

New site theme coming soon

To me it looks like any other beta stack exchange site with a logo. I really liked the fact that this site was a bit different specially the centred title and the blue navigation bar. I understand ...
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8 votes

Unix & Linux new site theme is live

Is the background image customizable? It doesn’t imply anything U&L to me as-is; could it? Specifically, this image in the site header.
Jeff Schaller's user avatar
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7 votes

Why is unix.stackexchange.com not optimized for mobile devices?

This is what it looks like on my device: Versus Gaming: Are you sure you don't have your browser set to request the desktop version of the site?
Michael Mrozek's user avatar
7 votes

New Design Launched

I know it's too late but I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU! Jin, you put a lot of effort in your work, you listened to our feedback and you took it into account. You did some very nice work here ...
Gilles 'SO- stop being evil''s user avatar
7 votes

Which font is used for the title logo of Unix & Linux website?

According to the myfont.com font identifier, it's Georgia. And indeed, as you can see in the image below which I created in LibreOffice using the Georgia font, it does look about right:
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7 votes

Unix & Linux new site theme is live

Is it intentional to have three “hamburger” menus? The left one opens to Home/Questions/Tags/Users/Unanswered, the middle opens to a Stack Exchange advertisement, and the one on the right is the usual,...
Jeff Schaller's user avatar
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7 votes

Unix & Linux new site theme is live

I agree with the others, the sidebar on the left is just a waste of space, I don't want to devote that much of my screen to those links, either hide them, or put them back on top. The links are ...
slm's user avatar
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7 votes

What should our site's header graphic be?

I like dave559's suggestion of bees. Bees perform a vital function in nature, they're industrious and they all work together as a complicated society. I'd like to go a little further and request an ...
Gilles 'SO- stop being evil''s user avatar
6 votes

Unix & Linux new site theme is live

I am, in short, not a fan of the links on the left-hand side having moved to where they are. Not only does it squeeze the actual meat of the page -- the questions and answers -- into a narrower ...
DopeGhoti's user avatar
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6 votes

Unix & Linux new site theme is live

I see we kept the badge icons; are those going to remain unique to U&L? How much work would it take to update them, as per Icons of the badge counts ? Are a question's tags standardized, making ...
Jeff Schaller's user avatar
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6 votes
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5k .. 10k reputation bug? header shows (unavailable) own suggested edit

The numbers shown there are the absolute number of pending review items. This includes things you've already cast a vote on and those you've submitted yourself. The SE devs have explained on the main ...
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6 votes

Background image has been replaced with boxes

This is amazing, and will be fixed in the next build, coming up very shortly. We moved a ton of theming assets around, and I assumed incorrectly that this SVG background image was sized appropriately. ...
Aaron Shekey's user avatar
5 votes

Is it possible to have the <kbd> for the comma enlarged?

There is a solution without resorting to JS libraries or CSS hacks. If you bold the characters, they become slightly larger, making the distinction between . and , more obvious. Normal vs. bold: , . ,...
Marc Dingena's user avatar
5 votes

What should our site's header graphic be?

I like the user394’s idea to present the shell prompt. In fact, the shell is what connects all Unix & Linux kinds, starting from BusyBox used in embedded devices, across Macs (with all their ...
Melebius's user avatar
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4 votes
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Broken buttons colors [contrast]?

Thanks for pointing this out. Looking into this further, the button wasn't displaying correctly on Unix.SE or Meta.Unix. A background gradient should have been applied, but wasn't. This was because ...
Hynes's user avatar
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4 votes

Unix & Linux new site theme is live

In my opinion, that Unix&Unix bar should be on the bottom, or not be at all there. The small graphic on it is useless and distracts. The top two bar wastes valuable real estate pixels when in a ...
Rui F Ribeiro's user avatar
4 votes

What should our site's header graphic be?

What about a banner logo featuring an O'Reilly-style animal image, perhaps? Hmm, this site is part of a network of sites, a hive mind, even: a swarm of monochrome bumble bees, perhaps? Busy, ...
dave559's user avatar
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4 votes

What should our site's header graphic be?

I would like to see a graphic of a classic shell prompt. $> _ Perhaps not the above prompt exactly, but a shell prompt nonetheless.
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