Questions tagged [design]

Feedback relating to the appearance of the site.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Feature Request: Dark Mode

Would it be possible to implement a "Dark Mode" on the Physics Stack Exchange as is being trialed on the Stack Overflow? I personally would prefer that viewing mode. Use the upvote on this comment to ...
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In moderator elections, selection option should be visually more clear

I was just voting in community moderator elections over on Physics SE and looking through what I chose so far, and I think the layout is not very clear: A green bar around a blue button; my eyes are ...
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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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Up and Down Voting a Moderator

Do moderators know when you are down or up voting all their answers? Is it anonymity for all?
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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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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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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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Some bright backgrounds

All the edit boxes are still white, and combined with dark design this is really eye-hurting. I think they should all look like the search box. BTW there are few issues of bright text on bright ...
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Physics.SE color layout change

Most of the questions here are about the content, and not about the layout of the site. (Which is good, content >> layout, in terms of importance). I'm new in SE, as you can probably see, however, I ...
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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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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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New New Design Launched

The "new new design" just went live, thanks for the feedback!. If you see any CSS glitches, please start a new post, and tag it with "Design" and "Bug" so I can track them easily. For now I'm using ...
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Bounty icon is poorly placed

I just had a bounty awarded for my answer. (Thanks, Ruslan!) When I went to look at it, though, I noticed that the bounty marker icon looked kind of awkward, like it didn't really want to be there, ...
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Was the new font incompletely implemented?

As you all might have noticed, our posts appear in a brand new font since today (as requested long ago. However, there are some places where the font has not been implemented, and this leads to some ...
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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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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... ...
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Is physics.stackexhange being punished for negative design feedback?

I understand that designs take time, and that there are many SE sites that need designs, but I am baffled at why, four months after the original design was withdrawn, a new one hasn't been proposed. ...
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Physics logo sending confusing signals?

Am I the only one who thinks the physics logo says "sombrero" louder than it says "physics"?
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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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The “add / show 1 more comments” link doesn't do anything if you don't have comment permissions

I recently lost commenting permissions due to offering a bounty. Since then, I've noticed that when reading answers with comments, clicking on the "add / show 1 more comments" link doesn't reveal the ...
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Physics logo is almost invisible on the Site Rooms button in chat

It's hot accent color on accent color action: See it in the top right corner of chat
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Can links be made more visible?

I posted a question today with a link... which was barely visible, even for me who posted it. Can we change the color scheme so both new and visited link are more visible? In this screenshot there ...
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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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Question appears “blue”?

Some questions are appearing on the main page with a blue background - what does this mean?
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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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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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Minor design updates to site

You may have noticed some minor updates to site design this week, they are part of a SE network-wide update to a new base css framework. The updates allow us to: Use SVG icons for retina display Fix ...
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accepted answer indication

In accepting an answer for a question, I just ended up pressing the "accept" button several times in a row as I didn't detect an obvious change in color. Admittedly I was doing other things at the ...
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Site design (Math stack exchange envy)

I liked the math stack exchange design: and think we can do something similar but different. I like how they keep the background clutter off of the questions and answers to improve readability. ...
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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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Hot Network Question titles are interpreted as LaTeX / MathJax?

I noticed when viewing a question here that a hot network question from Money.SE was formatted strangely. Presumably because it's interpreting the title as math markup. Screenshot from this site: ...
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Please don't stretch the old community ads!

So the sidebar got stretched by about 30%. No problem. This entails a change to the network-provided ads (not visible above certain rep thresholds) and to the community ads. No problem. Some old ads ...
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The site toolbar looks broken in Opera

The site toolbar looks broken in Chrome. How can I fix it? I have the same problem but in Opera. I've read in one comment that this isn't a problem in Opera but it's for me. Edit: This is really ...
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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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“Welcome back” bar colour scheme

This is what I got on top of my screen when I first logged in: My eyesight isn't good, but I believe that's light yellow over light grey (mostly #FFF7CE over #F8FAF7), which is to say it's hardly ...
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MathJax in Tag Wiki

While editing a little bit in the tag wiki lately, I noticed that the preview for MathJax is somewhat…strange. Examples include: it takes much longer for the preview to update in the tag wiki edit ...
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What, really, is a good question?

So it seems like the general consensus of a "good" question is one that includes adequate research/reasoning to provide context for/justify the question being asked, and if applicable cites sources ...
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Is our site due for a redesign?

So many of us agree that the new not-black topbar looks awful on Physics.SE. One solution to this would be to change the top-bar to reduce the discord, as has been done on scifi.SE and askubuntu.com (...
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Help needed. format turned colored and with bubbles when I hit a question

A nonsense format comes up when I hit on the list of Physics a question to look at it. Colors and bubbles and distracting fuss. Help please. It happened after I rejected and edit by xray0, but it ...
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Sombrero / grid logo [duplicate]

This site has a 3d grid looking like a sombrero as a logo. Does it represent some specific physical phenomenon or is it just art?
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Design for up-down buttons

I am not entirely sure whether this can be asked here, however I will give it a go. I have seen that most of the SE sections have very pretty designs for the up-down vote arrow buttons, that are most ...
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What does the question count include?

At the time of writing this there where 64,202 questions according to the figure given on the questions-newest tab. What does this number represent, is it the total number of questions on the website, ...
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Can the label “per page” on lists made look different than the links next to it?

Lists of questions etc show links to select the count of items per page on the lower right. Next to it, there is a separate describing label with the text "per page". Because the label has just the ...
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User account pages seem to be slightly broken

Parts of the user account pages on physics.SE are "out of alignment": This effect appears to me on accounts other than my own, too, but only here on physics.SE (account pages on math.SE, for example, ...