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Updates to the site

My name is Kurtis and I'm a designer with Stack Exchange. You may have noticed some updates to the design of your site. The updates are part of a SE network-wide update to a new base css framework. ...
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Speaking of UserExperience

I occasionally browse this site, but it wasn't until today that I was encouraged to create an account--and only to post on the meta. As many of you know, when certain links are pasted into ...
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The favourite question icon conveys a wrong message?

I saw this question favorited four times and my intuitive response was that four people marked it as something bad. It's because of the "danger like" color of the star. Here's my suggestion; make the ...
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Why do links use very similar colours for :visited, :hover and regular links?

When scanning the main page, I find it a little difficult to differentiate between visited links and regular links. I can see the difference but it always catches me off guard as visited links seem to ...
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Design for UX.SE

I'm Jin, the designer 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, all sites will share quite a bit ...
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UX StackExchange logo is hard to see in the SE profile pages (accounts tab)

The logo is really low contrast compared to elsewhere on UX, where the monochrome logo is used or the darker blue of the favicon. See here for a live example.
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Is there a stand-alone version of the ux.stackexchange wireframe editor?

Just saw the wysiwyg wireframe editor in ux.stackexchange.com and I love it. Just the right amount of simplicity & capability. Does this exist as a stand-alone site? I'd love to be able to ...
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New Design Launched

Hi all, As you can see, the new design is now live. Thank you for your feedback. We have also updated the new look to UX.se's twitter account and its chatroom. I hope the new design will help to ...
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The menubar for the text edit box is inconsistent across SE sites - does it matter?

"Above the text entry box where I type this question is a menu bar. On that bar there is a chain icon for "Hyperlink". On some of the other stack exchange sites the icon is a globe with an arrow. ...
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Why doesn't UX.SE have much drawing on the header?

I notice that the header of this site (you can see it for yourself) only has plain blue. Why doesn't it contain some drawing? Some other headers of other Stack Exchange sites: Disclaimer: I have ...
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The "you don't have full edit privileges" message is very unnoticeable

Honestly, I hadn't even realized it was there. The only reason I noticed it was because I though "hey, I don't think I have edit privileges yet" and looked for it. It's just plain text up at the top, ...
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Standard Stack Exchange tour: confusing presentation of information?

Recently I noted on meta.stackexchange.com asking for a better way to find information about each site's scope. Knowing what questions would or would not be appropriate for a specific site seems very ...
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Move moderator comment banners?

I'm seeing a few answers with what appears to be a special comment appended, like here. It strikes me that such a comment banner would be better placed between the answer and any following comments, ...
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In StackExchange, how do I comment on other people's answers?

I cannot figure this out. I am trying to comment on answers and there is no option to. I have to admit, I don't think the UX design of stack exchange is very intuitive...
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When does our SE ad update to reflect our full theme?

I don't know if this is intentional or not, but our SE "ad" (below) is still styled in the beta site "sketchy" theme, even though the site has it's full theme. Full released sites ...
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Unnecessary space between list items

Maybe this is by design, but I don't think there needs to be so much space between list items. Jin, would you consider removing the margin-bottom? .post-text ul li, .post-text ol li { margin-...
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User Experience 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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UI Wireframe editor requires Flash, which is dead

There is already a discussion question about this: What are the plans to support wireframes after flash player is no longer available? but since Flash is end-of-life and no major browser supports ...
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Format notices differently from blockquotes

Pretty straight-forward. An edit notice prepended to a post: A blockquote in the same thread: To help quickly distinguish between the two better (and make sure people actually see the notice), the ...
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UX StackExchange Bottom Notice poor link color contrast

It bugs me that the "bottom-notice" links on the UX pages have such poor contrast. The color contrast of #E8BF6C against a #FFFFFF background is 1.74:1. WCAG 2.0's luminosity contrast algorithm ...
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UX Moderator Cards

We recently printed some business cards for our Stack Exchange employees and they turned out great. It got us thinking: our sites' moderators have been working hard to keep our sites high quality for ...
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SE: User Experience - appropriate for interface design review?

I'm a web developer and interface designer, and for the improvement of my development structure and practice, I can go to SE's Code Review. However, even more than I focus on the quality of back-end ...
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The font color of hyperlinks on ux meta is hard to read

The font color of hyperlinks, especially unvisited hyperlinks, on UX meta (yellow on a white background) is very hard to read. Maybe we could add more contrast?
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Tag links in Meta have visited colors

Tags don't usually have visited colors (a:visited) on the SE network but on UX Meta they do (but not UX's main site). You can see this below; the visited specific-question tag has differently colored ...
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How to make Tag wiki info more discoverable.

I would like tag wiki info content to be more discoverable. At the moment there is no way to know from the tags page which if any tags have info articles attached. UI Tweak needed? Do we need a ...
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Questions tab options are confusing

The options under the Questions tab are a mix of sort options and filter options. Newest, Votes and Active sort the questions by those attributes and display ALL questions (thus making the label to ...
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Why no love for UX community bulletin?

Can we at-least have some background color to highlight that it exists? I feel it will be a good start to divert traffic of regular users to the meta. Right now, it is quite hidden and can easily be ...
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Form buttons and pagination do not have a hover state?

I noticed that the form buttons like 'Post Your Question' do not have a hover state and neither does the pagination links. Is this purposeful?
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UX Stack Exchange logo is extremely hard to see in the mobile version header

This is a similar issue to the one affecting the SE profile pages, but affects the mobile version of the website. This fails the WCAG contrast checking algorithm, which recommends that the contrast ...
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User info improperly styled on user profile

This is your user profile: This is your user profile on UX: Any questions? This started happening today/yesterday best I can tell, the profile page on UX has been fine for months but suddenly ...
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Question score wraps unexpectedly when greater than 99 in related questions list

When a question has a score of over 99, it looks wrong in Safari v7.0.3 on OS X when presented in the related/linked questions list in the sidebar: . This issue can be relatively successfully solved ...
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Why does 'Per Page' look like a button on our StackExchange interface?

5 15 50 per page Looks like 4 buttons to me. I accidentally clicked 'per page' and nothing happened.
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UX.SE Site Doesn't Display Well In Network Chat Rooms

I'm referring to the 'onebox' that occurs when you post the URL of a stackexchange site into one of the chatrooms on the network. As most of these rooms have a light background, the UX onebox is ...
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What's the story behind the star theme?

I find the site's theme to be pleasing to the eye. However, just out of curiosity, what's up with the star theme? Where did that come from? There's a star embedded in the "UX" logo, and the badges ...
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Should "Your Reputation" be placed more prominently?

I had a hard time finding "Your Reputation" on the Privileges page. I suppose that's due to it's position on the right column. The right column might be interpreted as non important information. I was ...
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Should links be underlined?

I know Google has shifted away from underlined links except on hover which is fine however when links are buried within a paragraph of text, it may be difficult to discern especially with Colour Blind ...
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UX icon in Stack Exchange All Sites is hard to read

Was looking for the UX bubble on Stack Exchange's All Sites page. Couldn't find the icon. Well, here's your problem: It's even more invisible in context.It's like UX StackExchange logo is hard to see ...
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Has the change to the non-beta theme improved traffic to the site?

One of the reasons stated for giving the site it's public theme early was to help increase the traffic to the site. See the question where Jin introduced the design. Has there been an improvement ...
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The accept answer & favourite button are bugging my user experience

Edit: Bump As you may be able to see in the above image the accept answer button is too far to the right, the active accept answer button (the green one) is perfectly fine. The reason for this is ...
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Sidebar all messed up

Under the couple browsers I happen to have, the sidebar with the Ad look severely horked up with text running into the ad and/or the chat thing. Happened after forced refreshes, and in any case in ...
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Confusing Pagination Buttons

Isn't this a bit confusing? I mean button "next" look like label and it's button while "Per page" looks like button and it's label. What do you think?
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Accessibility not met?

Here is what the site looks like using the "Text Only" tool in Chrome: Missing alternate text and navigation contrast. Can this be fixed?
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Favorite icon VS Badge icon

I find the icons for badges too similar to the icon for favorite questions. I remember that this confused me when learning to find my way around the page and what the badge are. Here is the favorite ...
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UX.SE logo is almost impossible to see in SE Data Explorer

This seems to have been addressed in different questions about the mobile version, profile pages, and chat, but the logo is white on white in the SE Data Explorer.
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"Similar questions" scrolls down and covers other links

"Similar questions" should not move with the scrolling. I guess it is also true for other stackechange sites. I have asked a question. FF 11.0, win 7.
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Can we adjust the visibility of the G+ sharing icon? [closed]

Since the G+ icon has been added to the small column of share icons, I find myself unable to read a question without looking at it at least once or twice. The color is so unlike everything else on ...
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All Privileges screen CSS bug

There seems to be a bug on the all privileges screen. Css float problem?
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Make font of user-typed text in the search boxes on the main and meta sites black

Currently, the text is very light gray which makes it hard to read. Think it should be black.
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Should badge classes be described by shape as well as colour?

I've just been visiting math.stackexchange.com where they use a range of shapes to signify badge class as well as colour. This makes the differences much easier to see and is generally more ...
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Enable Stack Snippets on UX

Stack Snippets are an awesome tool for demonstrating HTML/CSS/JS problems and solutions, and are easier than outsourcing to JS Fiddle. They're widely used on Stack Overflow. However, this site does ...