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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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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 ...
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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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Site Design Updates

Let me go through previously reported issues: Captcha Image Nominations — NO, we still have the boring captcha image 404 Image Nominations — NO, we still have the boring 404 image status-completed ...
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"/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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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....
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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 ...
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What should our site's header graphic be?

My personal preference would be to make it blank or non-existent all together.
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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 ...
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Mark accepted answers on side panel

There is actually a style that applies the color (answered-accepted), but then another one overrides it; I can't tell if this is intentional or not. This is what it looks like with the color coming ...
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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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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.
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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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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 ...
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7 votes

Site Design Updates

status-completed Odd <a href> remnant above the banner on Meta:
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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 ...
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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,...
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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 ...
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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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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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Problem with unwanted mobile layout in Google Chrome!

Scroll to the bottom and click "full site".
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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: , . ,...
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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 ...
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