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 ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
OS X Panic
Old Mac - the bomb restart dialog or sad mac boot fail screen?
Crash screen from TomTom's phone
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 ...
Yes, it confirmed by looking of source code of svg file. The xml below was grabbed from svg file especially on SF logo parts.
<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" ...
If I'am not mistaking, it's a Chrome/Chromium bug;
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
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).
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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!
When the UI got updated in the past, it was reported as a bug and never fixed.
A side note on mobile the UI is the same for all site, as such the color are better suited for question with accepted answer
See there for example; https://meta.serverfault.com/a/8027/126632
A report I did in the past too; SF layout / Answer coloring
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 ...
More designers doesn't automatically mean they're all free to tackle a few years' worth of design backlog issues across multiple sites. There are other demands on their time and overall that's still one of the busiest teams we got.
Having said that, as we discussed over email, I'll be looking into the most annoying issues you pointed out. One of them is ...
My gut feeling is that system design questions are not off-topic per se - they're a class of best-practice questions, which I recall a while back we decided to be more tolerant of.
But it's still perfectly possible to write a system design question that's off-topic for other reasons. For example, in my opinion:
What's the best way to design an online ...
The font/color for visited links both in comments and questions/answers is barely distinguishable from normal text:
It's especially bad for commments:
but questions/answers aren't much better:
This should be changed.
In the live site the spacing in the top bar its empty, at the right of the serverfault logo, but in the proposed theme I see a logo in the top right space, like small cube.
Is it a error?
To add an image, this drawing is missing in the live site: