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Questions tagged [design]

For questions about the design of the site. Using this tag will ensure that the designers will see any bugs or feature requests.

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Final Site Design for DIY

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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Site design updates are live!

Design updates are live! A majority of the changes will not be visible (except for tweaks to the header that were made to condense the space to get the question list higher); these tweaks go along ...
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New Design Launched

Hi All, as you can see the new design just went live. Which means this site has been officially launched! Congratulations! If you're still seeing the old favicons, please load the follow urls and do ...
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How can I tell what “new privilege” I have earned?

On upper left of my user page for DIY SE (diy.stackexchange.com/users/...), I see a text/graphic notification indicating that I have earned a "new privilege." But, it doesn't say what the "new ...
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Bug in ad spacing on DIY.SE

Over at DIY.se, I noticed that the sidebar ads are being cut off on the right by the edge of the sidebar: Using Chrome's inspector, it turns out the problem is in .everyonelovesstackoverflow in all....
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The number in the indicator showing the number of mod flags outstanding is hard to read.

The white on yellow is very hard to read: Can we have more contrast between the number and the background?
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Home Improvement updated site theme is ready for testing!

As part of implementing the new unified themes across the network, we're gradually rolling out updated site themes for each site. As of today, we have enabled your updated site theme for testing. If ...
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Visual Theme for DIY.SE?

I've noticed that some of the other SE sites have moved away from the "default" theme that DIY is now on. I think that as we grow, we should create our own theme as well. Any suggestions for what ...
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Should question-askers be required to state their location?

We've put it in the FAQ, but there's still a lot of questions being asked that need location data and don't have it. I'd like to suggest that we ask the SE team to ask the user to state their location ...
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Why is this site running so bad in Firefox?

Ever since an upgrade a few days ago this Home Improvement site has been running super crappy in FF - all other browsers it is fine. The site locks up constantly and takes 10-15 seconds to load ...
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Newsletter is difficult to read

I have a bit of a difficult time reading the newsletter, the black text on a dark blue background is tough. I expect a white background like the main page, but it doesn't load. I am using gmail and ...
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Hard to find “ask question” button

It seems like the site design is a little harder to use than the other Stack Exchange sites. Took me a while to find the "Ask question" button. All of its peers are navigation links, while it is an ...
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The number in the suggested edits indicator on meta.DIY is hard to read

On this meta site, the number and the background of the suggested edit notification are almost exactly the same color. There's a '2' inside the notification shown here: Could one of them please be ...
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Paint brush swipe background image is not centered

On the Questions page (https://diy.stackexchange.com/questions) the paint brush swipe underneath the number of answers for a question is not centered. It is too far to the left.
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Why does “#” mess up in the editor?

I like using "#"s when answering a numbered question. Why does the # make everything big and bold and screw up formatting? Can we change the default editor formatting?
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website for discussing home improvement design ideas

We are in the process of renovating our newly bought apartment and have many doubts on how to design the kitchen. We have had an architect draw a couple of ideas and have made some 3d drawings in ...
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Visual artifact at high browser zoom levels

I found this while trying to get a closer look at the house in the logo. To reproduce: Open a browser window to http://diy.stackexchange.com Zoom in until there's a horizontal scrollbar displayed. ...
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Get rid of house logo and make ask question stand out

Title says it all. I think the logo is just too heavy for this style of a site. Keep it simple with just the text Home Improvement. Also make "Ask Question" stand out, it was difficult for me to ...