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UPDATED (March 14): Design for graphicdesign.se

I’m Stéphane, senior product designer at Stack Exchange. First, I wanted to congratulate you because this site is now starting the process of moving out of beta to become a fully-gradutated site! Well ...
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New Design Launched

As you can see the new design just went live. Which means this site has been officially launched! Congratulations! Thank you for your valuable design feedback. If you're still seeing the old favicons,...
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Praise: Gotta love Open Sans

I just wanted to say that after a couple of days looking around, I'm loving the alterations to the type for the site. The alteration to the size slightly, the letter spacing and the use of Open Sans (...
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Updates to the site

My name is Stéphane and I'm the designer at Stack Exchange who made the design of this site. You may have noticed some updates to the design lately. The updates are part of a SE network-wide update ...
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Moderator tools design issues and inconsistencies

I've noticed some design bugs and inconsistencies in the 10k moderator tools pages. The /tools/new-answers-old-questions page overflows its container: The /tools/suggested-edits page counter ...
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Bold and italic no longer possible to make

The use of bold and italic has lost its meaning in the main and meta site. You get text but bold and italic are no longer any different from the main text. This seems to be a bug! This should be ...
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Should accepted answers really show up as red?

Red on StackOverflow.com indicates down votes. Using red to highlight accepted answers really threw me off at first. Shouldn't the accepted highlight be green?
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New Beta Theme Launched

As you can see, GD.SE looks different today. We're launching a new Beta site theme design. The "Sketchy" theme will be retired. You can read more about the change on our blog. If you see any CSS and ...
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BUG - Election page overflow

It would seem there's a small bug on the election page where content overflows the container on the right side. At first, I thought it was intentional, because I like the fact that the summary boxes ...
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Design Bug: Tag alert CSS

The new tag alerts (Thanks ABBY!!!!) need to be properly styled for this site: Posted merely for documentation... not complaining at all! Love the new alerts, They'll really help I think.
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Community ad stats bar isn't hidden

The stats bar that shows when you hover over community ads should be completely hidden until hovered over, but you can still see half of the bar below the ad: The problem is that the space around ...
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Is the *oblique* effect a bit too slanted

When type *text* it will become oblique (or italicized, tough i think its oblique because it has no compressive quality). However I noticed that the oblique slant is quite heavy. In fact so heavy that ...
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Community bulletin can't quite fit "EVENT" on one line

There's a special EV EN T coming up, according to the Community Bulletin:
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Our own community ads are mis-centred

Another annoyingly minor design bug, sorry! I'm so glad I don't have to design for designers... When our own community ads are shown (but oddly not the other non-GD.SE network ones), they're mis-...
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Bugs: New site, five minor css oddities

1. Help centre. Very hard to read all those links on gray background: 2. Missing space on personal stat page: 3. Personal stat page; "accepted answer"-colour really hard to see 4. Buttons in ...
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Accessibility issues with updated design

Firstly - congrats on the site launch! I love the clean style of it and soft colour scheme. However, this has raised some issues. Namely; most of the text fails accessibility colour contrast ratios. ...
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Redesign Request: ASK QUESTION Rollover / Hover State

The button for "ASK QUESTION" while appears to be working is incredibly subtle in my opinion. Not really a bug but if it could be a bit more obvious like when you rollover the tags I think it would be ...
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The accepted answer and not accepted answer blips have quite similar color

The accepted answer blip and the not accepted answer blip (vote accepted on and vote accepted off) have quite the same color. To many who are not visually accurate very much like myself, it becomes ...
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Can we get the old color back for our buttons?

Would love if we could get the same color back for our buttons. See this post on meta for reference. Community; vote on answer below - no need to downvote.
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Flags summary page styling

Right now our flag summary pages (this is mine) look something like this: There's a good amount of misalignment going on, from the vote count with the question title, to the flag reason and vote ...
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Design is broken at 110% zoom

At 110% zoom on Chrome on Windows 7 the current design on meta looks like this to me: It looks perfectly fine at 100% zoom, and this only happens on the frontpage and not the questions list. But ...
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Bounty award hover state causes page shifting

Not really a big issue. The rounding of the bounty award on and off state are different. This causes the page to shift when you hover over the bounty button, see animation. This isn't really a large ...
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Review action bar alignment

The review action bar seems to have grown a bit... The "Skip" button is trying to escape too. It doesn't matter how many buttons there are, the bar sticks out of the page wrapping anyway (W8, FF 57.0....
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Should I edit a post when it’s poorly typographically styled and formatted?

The reference question for people wondering what the best practices are when editing posts contains almost all kinds of reasons when an edit is encouraged, but it doesn’t mention if users should ...
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Link/bulletin color combination unfortunate

I'm no professional graphic designer, but thin text, small print and primary contrast probably don't work well together :)
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Text box on the "reject suggested edit" dialog is misaligned

Here's a screenshot from the reject dialog on https://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits: (Ignore the orange annotation - I'm using a screenshot I made for another post.)
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Supernova styles missing?

I was viewing this page and noticed that one question with 187k views didn't look like it had that many views based on the coloring - it had the same color as questions with low views. Upon inspection ...
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Design Bug: Missing margin in mod private messages

Just noticed the moderator private message page is also missing left margin:
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Questions with accepted answers on the 'All Questions' pages don't have a highlighted background to differentiate from unaccepted answers [duplicate]

As far as I know this is only an issue on this site and not any other network sites. You can see from the image below, that in the question list on the 'Questions' pages, questions with accepted ...
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Do we have a custom "launched ad"?

I don't know if there's an official term for these, but I'm referring to the dynamically generated Stack Exchange site ads: I don't do a whole lot of browsing outside of our site, but I don't think I'...
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404 graphic is mis-aligned on main site

Edit: This was fixed on both sites and now seems to happen randomly. On Chrome, the portal 404 graphic is misaligned with the not found text. I'm pretty sure this is a bug not a design decision. The ...
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Question hyperlinks have a different font size than answer hyperlinks in the 10k mod tools page

On the 10k /tools page, question links have a larger font-size than answer links: They have different colors as well, but I'm not certain if that is by-design or not. Any link with class question-...
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Bullet formatting

Is there any way of tightening up the bullet formatting when using nested/indented bullets? For instance, this post uses levels of indenting to emphasise a point, but seems to lose a bit of the ...
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Open Sans font rendering issue in heading #3

At least on my computer the lower case i and j looks awkward and misleading in heading level number 3 (<h3> or ###). This means the following sample block #Every jack will find his jill. ##Every ...
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BUG - Tags at bottom of question page unreadable

Found a "bug". At the bottom of question pages, in the dark bar, you've got the text 'Browse other questions tagged' and then the question tags get repeated. But these tags are white text on a white ...
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At a quick glance the accepted checkmark looks as if the downvoted an answer

When I scroll through answers the accepted checkmark looks as a downvote arrow at a first glance in the corner of my eye. It makes me question why I downvoted the answer and I find this disruptive. ...
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Design Bug: Featured tag color on bottom notice

The featured and status-complete tags need some tweaking for dark background:
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Design bug: Meta - no separator between answers image upload broken

There's no visual separator on meta between answers. This makes reading difficult. A line or something may be needed. Actually this same issue is present on the main site as well. Need some visual ...
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Can we ask here a question about reviewing a logo or a banner etc ...?

I haven't found a definitive answer about this subject in the help section so I'm asking here : Can we ask a question that asks for reviewing a graphic design whether it is good or not ?
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The <blockquote> style in the meta markdown preview is not consistent with the actual style

Here's what it looks like in the meta markdown preview: and here is how it looks when posted: This is a blockquote The styling is consistent on the main site.
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Are you as distracted as me by the new top bar?

Contrast on steroids, mostly due to the grey page background at this stack. The top bar icons really SCREAM at me now and are nothing but a distraction.... it's all I see on every page.. yanking my ...
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Design is on top of Code of Conduct announcement

The circle that was part of the background now overlaps the Code of Conduct like in the picture below: If this all seems very familiar that's because it's a near copy of a bug I reported before (...
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Insplratlon: Is the GD font broken or does my browser not render it correctly? [duplicate]

I was tempted to edit a post, because Insplratlon is not an English word. I assume that as a graphics design site, the font that is used is probably the most perfect one that money can buy. However, ...
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The side-by-side revision history is not

The diff within revision history for posts are stacked on top of each other instead of side-by-side: Another example
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Please tell me this is not a new design that's staying in place

Today, the design changed: All white Background grid reminiscent of subway tiles Conveys an appearance of a clean room or surgical bay Completely unfriendly, and uninviting. The previous design had ...
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Comment hyperlinks in meta are indistinguishable from regular text

Very minor design problem, but as shown below links within comments on meta are the same color as normal text. Here is how they look on meta: And here is how the look on main:
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Possible design bug: Medal colors [duplicate]

I had a tough time with the image uploader (bad overlay, then when i deleted the overlay and tried to upload it wouldn't go?), but when you get out of the black bar up top and out of the "gold on the ...
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Design: Questions marked answered not distinct enough

In your user profile list of your questions and the indicators for those you've marked as answered is not distinct enough from the unanswered questions. The difference currently is basically a teal ...
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Design bug: Comment section

Highlighted name (original post author) laps descenders on previous line. Screencap taken from Scott's bug report regarding uploads.
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Answer section going out of bounds

When editing an answer of mine, I noticed that the answer section goes out of the bounds that it's supposed to be in, as seen in the following image. This can be fixed by adding .answer * { /* Fixes ...
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