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The site toolbar looks broken in Chrome. How can I fix it?

Since earlier this month, the main toolbar of the site (with links to Questions, Tags, Users, Badges, Unanswered and Ask Question) has changed, distinctly for the worse: The font looks blocky and ...
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Design for Physics-SE

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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What is the Physics SE logo supposed to be?

What is the favicon of the site supposed to represent? My initial impressions are that it looks like a partially unrolled condom. I'm not trying to be a troll, but I just don't see it making a good ...
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Can we have a font which harmonizes better with MathJax?

It seems that we're somewhere in the queue for a site CSS adjustment, accompanied by the new profile pages. Since the CSS is getting a makeover, I would like to float this idea: can we change the font ...
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Can we please change the design to black-on-white?

Dear community, I think Jin has done a great Job for the community so far and comes up with very nice ideas. Nevertheless, as pointed out by a lot of people by now in Design for Physics-SE and New ...
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New Site Design

I'd like to present the community with a new final site design I've been working on. The goal is to keep the site clean and minimalistic, but at the same time give our physics site a unique branding. ...
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What should our site look like?

It is about time to start thinking about the final design of the site; please turn on your creativity and start posting: Colours, shapes, motifs, fonts... anything visual that you think is connected ...
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The color difference between the "answered" checkmark and the "unanswered" one is barely discernable [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Color scheme and the colorblind (On a laptop, to someone who is red/green color-blind.) The "answered" checkmark should take on a distinctly different color from the up/down ...
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New Design Launched

Hi all, As you can see the new design is live, which means Physics-SE has been officially launched, and is no longer a Beta site! Congratulations! Also, thank you for the feedback on the design. I ...
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The proposed changes to the text editor would break this site

You have probably seen already a link, on the Featured on Meta sidebar, to an announcement of an upcoming upgrade to the text editor on Stack Exchange, Opt-in alpha test for a new Stacks editor. As a ...
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Minor edits should not make questions 'active'

This issue has been bugging me for a while now. I suppose it's more appropriate for the main SE site, but I want to know how others feel about it. I find it very annoying that the 'active questions' ...
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Color scheme and the colorblind

I am not an active or knwoledgable user of SE Physics, but as person with a light form of color blindness (actually green/blue weakness), I wanted to bring this to Meta's attention: The Color scheme, ...
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Ideas for 404/error/captcha pages, take 2

In conjunction with the new site design Jin has proposed, we may get to choose images to put on the 404 error and captcha pages. (I'm not sure if there are any other pages there are that we can ...
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Serif fonts like Chemistry and Math

Last year, we asked Can we have a font which harmonizes better with MathJax? and the answer was yes, it would be included in the CSS rollout. Now that the CSS and profile rollout is complete, it was ...
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Is the new profile style on SE coming to Physics SE?

I've noticed that other stack exchange sites have a new style of user profile. The new style has a different layout, as well as more statistics, such as "people reached", which is interesting. Is the ...
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Help! There's a giant ugly thing on top of the page!

As you probably noticed, there is a new top bar implemented on this site. This is part of a network-wide experiment in... UI design I guess? Details on The new top bar is out on meta. Consider it a ...
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How acceptable is prosemirror-math as an editor style for this site?

This is a follow-up to one of the possible answers raised in the thread The proposed changes to the text editor would break this site. Prosemirror-math is a math editing framework that allows for ...
Emilio Pisanty's user avatar
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Question appears "blue"?

Some questions are appearing on the main page with a blue background - what does this mean?
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Should we get a vector logo?

Right now, we use a raster logo instead of a vector logo. For those who don't know, a raster is an image made of pixels. If you zoom enough, you'll see the image become pixelated (as is the case with ...
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Ch-ch-ch-changing the site logo to cut out the weird arrow thing

Apparently, Ch-ch-ch-changes are coming to the site navigation and theming. Given that that's the case (and that therefore there are designer work-hours already scheduled to attend to our site design)...
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Site design, take 2

There are rumors that the site redesign will happen soon, so I open this thread for some more suggestions, ideas and possible good points of previous design.
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Site sidebar appears below content in Google Chrome

As of right now, the sidebar is appearing below the content, with vertical and horizontal scrollbars around the #content div. Imagine there is a red freehand circle around the misplaced sidebar... ...
Michael Hampton's user avatar
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Can we have a candle on our logo?

With our site's "birthday" coming up in 3 days, I thought it would be kind of neat to put a candle on the site logo for the day, because the Mexican hat potential kind of looks like a cake if you don'...
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Can we have "Astronomy" added to the logo? If not, why not?

We've already had some discussion about the possibility of changing our name and/or logo to reflect the fact that astronomy questions are on topic here, both on meta and in (1) chat (2). Initially, ...
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Is there a known timeline for the deployment of the new CSS?

Some six to eight weeks ago, Stack Exchange announced a programme to re-design the CSS and tweak the site styles throughout the network, including the completely redesigned profile pages. Since then, ...
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Why do I still see the "beta" CSS?

This post refers to the white-on-black, blackboard design initially proposed in Design for Physics-SE. This design was withdrawn and (after a spell back in site-beta design) replaced with the current ...
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Physics' updated site theme is live for everyone

Update - the theme and layout is now live for everyone. Thanks for your feedback in this process. If there's additional feedback, please feel free to add to the answers below. As part of ...
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