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Since the beginning of SF I've thought that our link-style is somewhat unreadable. I find links, especially followed links, are not distinctive enough from the normal text style to be uniformly distinguished when reading. I miss them frequently. Less so now that I've been here a while, but more often when I was new. The dotted-underline of Meta is very ...


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Two words: readability sucks. Gray fonts, bleached colors, buttons that can be lost to sunglare. Not fun, and certainly not easy to read.


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I feel that the fairly big jump in colors, towards a color scheme with markedly less contrast is less comfortable compared to the old design. I'm primarily referring to the blue links which have now become a much lighter blue nuance. I would say that what is currently the 'visited' color would be much better as the main color for links, while I think the ...


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So that this is crystal clear: Accepted answers do not have an outline, or a different color, while non accepted answers have a box around the number of votes. Notice that the ones with a box were not accepted, and the ones without a box are accepted. This is confusing, to say the least.


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From the Better Late Than Never department... Starting with the next build, we are going to underline the links both in posts and in comments: (Ignore the content in the screenshot. I don't have SF's database up locally, so this is MSE with the Server Fault skin.) Keep an eye out for rev 2014.6.12.1659.


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In the true spirit of "better late than never"... I just pushed a change that will add a border to the blockquotes similar to what's proposed here, but a bit more lightweight: This change applies to both Server Fault and its meta, and will be live as of rev 2014.5.21.1619.


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OK, after actually having used it now on the only site I frequent: This new layout is absolutely no improvement in any way compared to the old version. Actually, for me it is a lot less usable than the old version and I don't understand at all how you came to the conclusion this should be going live. What's bothering me? The new 3rd column. It serves no ...


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The new layout has a bug in the "tab bar" on Firefox 36/Mac. Note the small bumps in the horizontal line. They don't appear on Safari or Chrome. On a fresh profile without any modificatons at all, it looks a bit different, but this changes when zooming in/out: I just noticed the effect can also appear when zooming on Safari and Chrome.


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Man I love you guys. Free t-shirts, LOPSA memberships and now business cards (not to mention a very handy 32Gb USB stick). However, I must say, I personally wouldn't have a need for them (same as I had no real need for a LOPSA membership). What I might suggest though is perhaps provide them on-request to anyone who is going to be speaking at a conference ...


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But Windows XP runs fine! Why do we need to update just because Microsoft says it's end of life? Besides, nobody will recognize that error message. And we'll have to retrain the help desk.


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There are some strange color choices for the moderator links in a user's profile.


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WAH, the profile page can't haz any background color for accepts, accepted answers, the upvotes are black, where did I just get? (obviously taken from the profile page of ewwhite)


8

But but. I LIKE THE CLASSIC BSOD! CHANGE IS BAD!


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Fix it! Fix it! Fix it! Fix it! Fix it! Fix it! Fix it! Fix it! Fix it!


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Honestly, when I'm out about in the community, the ServerFault t-shirt I got does a good chunk of the outreach portion. Now that some of the SE merchandising is available, that may become less useful. Honestly, there are scant few times a year when something like that'll be useful. My new employers are less reticent about sending me to conferences so the ...


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We could randomize between all of 'em with a smidge of javascript? Old BSOD New BSOD Linux panic ESXi PSOD OS X Panic Old Mac - the bomb restart dialog or sad mac boot fail screen? Crash screen from TomTom's phone What else?


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Yes, it confirmed by looking of source code of svg file. The xml below was grabbed from svg file especially on SF logo parts. <g> <rect x="-176.6" y="-178.1" fill="#A7A8AB" width="22" height="4.4"/> <rect x="-176.6" y="-171" fill="#808284" width="22" height="4.4"/> <rect x="-176.6" y="-164.4" ...


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Sadly, this sounds to me like something that might be closed as a duplicate of Can you help me with my capacity planning? Depending on how you define "system design," of course. I'm assuming this is a server system because you're on Server Fault, and you'd be talking about server hardware and operating systems and the like (possibly to support an ...


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Whilst doing a bit of research for the yellow on white issue I noticed something else which doesn't seem right. I searched for questions with accepted answers and was greeted with this The dots are wrong, the double dots are fugly. It's the same on the main SF site too. I checked on [SU] and [SO], they don't have nasty looking double dotted boxes.


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It looks like you missed one of our outstanding design issues. The yellow on white in the /questions list for questions with accepted answers is hard on the eyes.


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I recommend faux Google search results asking "is Stack Exchange down", showing a (again, faux) search result of a SO/SF question asking the same. Naturally, the next search result would be the same question on one of the scraper sites.


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Aye, the CSS has cascaded a bit too far, it's inheriting from the downvoted answer style.


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I believe this 3 column design with a largely empty and unused first column is a massive waste of space, especially on technical sites that often use wide code segments that then needs to be sidescrolled to be fully read. Everything that's in there should be where it is now or in a burger menu (this appears to only happen on very narrow displays on SO). But ...


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status-bydesign We can't collapse the top bar and site header into one since we need to maintain the Stack Exchange branding and provide clear visibility regarding which site you're on. There's a lot of apparently wasted white space on the home page, as compared to Stack Overflow's home page. Hopefully we'll get the compacted top bar someday? This could be ...


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You're right, yellow-on-white is not a good choice for much of anything.


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I'd err on the side of bug for this one. I've been using the Stack Exchange sites for over a year now and this confused the heck out of me the other day. I can only imagine a relatively new user will be just as confused, if not more so. The problem is that it looks like the options are disabled, not just a grey colour. I was flagging an answer the other day ...


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Let me me the voice of change: OH MY GOD I LOVE THE WINDOWS 8 2012 ONE!!! I love it so much that I need more exclamation points!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Uh, yeah, I'll stop now, but still. Hahahaha!


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I'd like to reiterate what @Hakan already said - the new colours are less readable by several degrees, I have to strain to read the screen, when before, I could cross read the entire set of questions in a second. Please make the light blue darker again.


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If I'am not mistaking, it's a Chrome/Chromium bug; https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=914844 I got the link from that thread; Cannot dismiss scrollbar in code box, blocks view It show how to bypass the problem too and you can see shog9 comment's from that thread; Marking this "support" since it appears to be caused by a toxic ...


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First of all, let me tell you that i absolutely love the new design. It's soooo cool, looks very clean and appealing to me! What has always confused me, but still is very confusing and also very badly visible are the dotted borders around the Answers. The light green boder-color is hardly distinguishable from the black border-color. I would propose the ...


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