Questions tagged [design]
for meta questions and discussion topics concerning the site design.
Site Design Ideas (updated with mockup)
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, ...
Site design updates are live!
I'm a designer for Stack Exchange, and I wanted to give everyone a heads that minor site design updates have just launched. Most of the changes will not be visible; these tweaks go along with recent ...
TeX new site theme is live
We rolled out the new site theme for TeX. It is now live. What new theme? If you're like, "What the heck are you talking about?", then you should read the Meta Stack Exchange post entitled Rollout ...
Bug in the logo appearance with the new black top bar
With the new fancy black top bar, the logo of the site got mutilated. I believe that the following CSS fix would bring it close to the original state, however, I'm not 100% sure and IMHO the old ...
I knew I forgot something right before the new design launch today. I didn't get a chance to create custom images for the 404/Captcha/error pages on the TeX site. Do you have any suggestions? A ...
Can the box made by the <kbd> HTML tag be made smaller?
Keyboard input can be indicated with the kbd HTML tag, as in <kbd>Ctrl</kbd> + <kbd>S</kbd> which displays as Ctrl + S. The boxes created by this tag are quite large, so that ...
Use dashes in page titles instead of hyphens
In every page title on tex.sx, it says TeX - LaTeX - Stack Exchange These horizontal lines between the words are hyphens (Unicode point U+002D "Hyphen-minus"). In proper typesetting, these should ...
New Design Launched
Hi all, Thank you for your helpful design input. As you can see, the new design went live, grats! If you see any CSS/Styling issues, please start a new question for the bug report, and tag it with "...
Display bug causes number of badges to be shown incorrectly [closed]
There is a display bug which causes the number of badges to be shown incorrectly. Here is an example from Are there any disadvantages of TeX being Turing complete? where the number of bronze badges is ...
Links are invisible on the Main site
I've noticed this for quite some time, but I suppose the time has come to do something about it. At least for me to speak about it, hoping to cause some change. Links on TeX SE Main are invisible. ...
The prominent link to tex.blogoverflow.com has been buried
I'm fairly sure that http://tex.blogoverflow.com/ used to be linked to in the top bar by the word "blog", close to the chat link. Now we have a supply of good content on the blog it seems to have ...
Make TeX.SX look nice again!
A collection of user scripts to make the main site look a bit better again, after the new design has gone live on August 3, 2018. The scripts can be used e.g. with Tampermonkey (Chrome) Greasemonkey (...
New user greeting.
With all the talk about branding I wondered what the new user greeting on our site is. So I logged out and was greeted by: Welcome to Q&A for expert users of TeX, LaTeX and other related ...
Still missing illustrations from Duane Bibby
There was a post by Jin asking what we should do for the captcha/404/etc. images. This was followed up by a post to main, in which we seem to mostly agreed that it would be really cool if we could ...
Correct hyphen to a dash in the "About" page
The official name of this site is "TeX - LaTeX", which is written with a hyphen at most places, this is obviously incorrect. I understand that in a page <title>, this is a common practice in ...
What should the site design look/feel/smell like?
It's the obvious question: TeX/LaTeX isn't all about design and typography, but -- shall we say -- the conversation does tend that way quite often. Good design is first off about being functional (...
New TeX site theme coming soon
As mentioned on meta.stackexchange.com several months ago, all network sites will be getting updated themes. TeX is one of the first sites that will be updated. As such, I'm posting the design here so ...
Request for revert of the top bar background colour
I would like to request that the background colour of the top bar gets reverted to the previous warm brownish. There are three reasons for this: The black top bar is the most emphasized element of ...
Why is the kerning wrong in the TeX.SX logo/banner?
I really love the beautiful shaded TeX.SX logo — I think it makes tex.stackexchange.com one of the best looking of all the StackExchange sites. But I am curious why the kerning is wrong? (By that I ...
Could we lighten up the Google+ icon a little?
Don't get me wrong, but I'm getting slightly annoyed by the tiny Google+ icon right below the voting controls, in the er... social bar. The size is OK, but the color... well: I swear, at first I ...
Tags displayed in bold
Personally, I don't like them. But maybe this is beyond the point. Were we consulted about this?
Should the spacing between the star number indicator and the question star itself be increased?
On the TeX SE, the number of stars a question has received seems to overlap the star. It isn't really an issue with single-digit numbers, which seem to fit neatly into the crevasse between the two ...
"1 times" is incorrect, every time
Recipients of newly-created badges live with the following reality: Is it possible to have this print as This badge has been awarded 1 time. Recently awarded to: in the event of a single instance?...
Is there a possibility to have the previous design of TeX-stackexchange page?
Today I suddenly saw my personal information on the page very small and on the black background. It looks like a necrology! Additionally, not the same information as earlier appears. In particular I ...
Nothing indicates that the meta site is meta....
While I could eventually figure out that I was in Meta and not Parent, I found myself wondering for a few seconds....I think that the design should specifically include the word meta. I hereby ...
Make the Google+ less distracting by syncing its saturation with the other icons
This is a follow up to Could we lighten up the Google+ icon a little? which I think was unfairly declined. On Stack Overflow, Super User and Server Fault the Google+ icon is less distracting because ...
Accepted answer checkmark color
I just asked this question at meta.programmers.stackexchange.com when I realized I have the same problem over here as well. When I ask a question (and every answer has a check mark next to it for me ...
TeX Stack Exchange 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 ...
Update the TeX Community Blog logo
Now that the tex.sx logo has the real kerning, the Community Blog logo should be updated, too. Compare: (tex.sx logo) (blog logo) I stick to my comment to Jin's answer though, that the braces ...
Incorrect tag used to zap a question by the golden badge hammer
I found this strange thing which is IMHO a bug: The problem is that egreg zapped the question using his golden xetex badge. However, the question isn't tagged xetex, it had the tag but lost it ...
Can we have proper italics rather than slanted text?
I visited the http://english.stackexchange.com recently and I couldn't but feel jealous at the nice italic font used over there. At this site, which is much closer to typography we have a slanted ...
more problems with the new site redesign
edited problem statement the link to return from meta to the main site is not "parallel" to the link on the main site to meta. i found the latter under "help", but the link from meta to the main ...
Add an additional Licence to "MY" content
following the discussion on licensing, I propose an additional field in the user-profile (this can be a SE-wide thing, or just for TeX.SE, though it would probably fit in Programming.SE as well, as an ...
Do we like the share buttons? Do people use them?
I'm not a facebook or twitter user, and this question might be a reflection of that, but I wonder if people like the little share links near every question. I guess this question will have several ...
The favorite count makes part of the star unclickable
I was idly browsing through TeX.SE, and at one point attempted to favourite ("star") a question that had already been starred more than a hundred times. Nothing happened. I tapped (yeah, touchscreen) ...
Hovering over items in /help/privileges causes underscores to appear
On a Mac OS X 10.11.1 running Firefox 42.0, hovering over an item in https://tex.stackexchange.com/help/privileges causes an underscore to appear before the reputation number, the icon, and the ...
Misalignment of badges/numbers on user-profile page
The current user-profile page shows the badges/numbers looking like this: Here is a similar view of the top-bar: I think the vertical alignment of the badges in the user-profile view should match ...
Change the color of the number of suggested edits
The 2 on the review page is hardly visible. Even though a disabled/grayed out look might be desired (because I couldn't actually review these suggested edits), this is just illegible: (Using Safari 5....
Rendering issues due to overlapping fields
The stats of users with 10k+ reputation and many badges appear clipped in my browser (follow this link to see an example). The following picture illustrates the problem: the bronze badge to the left ...
How about a "Featured TeX" post?
I like the design of "photography etc." and I love the idea of a weekly image. I was wondering if it would work here, and if people would like to have such an option. I suggest the following: We ...
Automatic capitalisation and typesetting correction for TeX, LaTeX and FrieNds.
It would be great for latex, tex and context and similar words be automatically converted to LaTeX, TeX and ConTeXt preferably even with proper baselines.