Questions tagged [design]
for meta questions and discussion topics concerning the site design.
Changing vote buttons back to pen nibs
TeX.SE lost its iconic voting icons in The Great Undesign of 2018, while some other sites were allowed to keep their custom voting buttons. That was a very tragic day for the site. Luckily SO now ...
Is the "Activity" portion of the User page malfunctioning?
Currently when I visit my user page and select Activity and then Summary, the vote count for the Answers portion appears to be the vote count for the question rather than for my answer. Was there a ...
Missed the time of the day, hour, minute on every profile?
I've noticed, and I hope that I'm not wrong, that every user profile is missing the time and the date when they last logged in TeX.SE. The question, although synthetic, refers to the opening or ...
Color changed (orange) for up-down vote on main site and for my avatar on meta.tex.se [closed]
I have not understood the reason of the different color of my avatar on TeX.SE.meta and the main site as the up/down vote and other backgrounds are all colored with the color orange. Why?
TeX.SE editor: insert citation
In the site Math.SE. I have seen that there is also an icon (marked with an orange square in the image below) named "insert citation". In TeX.SE this icon doesn't exist. Is it important to have this ...
Dark mode in TeX Stack Exchange
I just realised that there is an option for dark mode for Stack Overflow. I was wondering if there is any chance our community could use it too.
A follow option: how does it work?
I recently saw this addition at the bottom of posts: What does this follow option provide? Is there any guide that mentions what I can do and don't do with it? Who has used this follow option and for ...
An information of a pink bar: flags
I was just wondering why some flags are highlighted with a pink background? I only have two pink ones. What's the reason? Thank you very much.
Recent changes on the TeX.SE website
This evening I have logged in and found some news on the site TeX.SE, for example on the explanations for closure of the questions. I also saw a new screen regarding the reopening of the questions ...
Ragged alignment of question titles on main page
update January 18, 2019 Yesterday or so I first noticed this issue seemed to have been solved (possibly network-wide). It my have been so for weeks. I don't know where to link to, if that issue has ...
Insert an image into a MWE of a question or answer
Why don't some users add images when posting a question or answer? I believe that, at least for me, sometimes when the question is not very clear, the drawing helps to understand what you want. Do you ...
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 (...
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 ...
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 ...
Change the background color Favorite Tags
Unlike the other sites, including that of Mathematics and Physics (see image below) the background color of the favorite tags for TeX.SE is a very pale pink color that is barely visible. Can I ...
New top bar... feedback?
The new top bar is live and has been receiving mixed reviews after its initial anouncement. There are some things that are network wide that will most like not change (deemed status-bydesign), but ...
Notification sidebar style makes links jump on hover
Moving the course across the links in the sidebar makes them jump: This is with FF 54.0.
Apparent bug when hovering over pagination items of the /users page on the main site
On the main site's /users page, if you hover over the pagination, there is a line that appears between the items: This does not happen on the meta site: Nor does it happen on Stack Overflow: I ...
Why is there no TeX on TeX exchange? Putative solution proposed [duplicate]
Joseph Wright pointed out the following questions: Why does TeX not show up in my question (at least in the preview) Can we turn off math-tex please? Why doesn't maths render as maths? Where we ...
New horrible appearance?
Does anybody know if the present appearance of main TeX site, in black and blue, and all elements in strange places is a temporary bug or a new, disgusting idea? I have checked some other sites and ...
Colorblind, links hard to see
I have red-green colorblindness. I don't really notice it, except on two occasions: When I see an Ishihara plate. When hyperlinks are styled using only a color that normal people have no trouble ...
Site name - TeX versus LaTeX
Why is this site called TeX and not LaTeX? Does it have to do with copyright?
What is the meaning/importance of Krampus?
I've noticed some images through documents and on site that use Krampus as part of a certain iconography. Where does this come from? Maybe related to GNU? But why/how?
In 'choose which badge to track' things spill over the bottom of the pop up window
On TeX.SX, if you look at your profile and click on the 'choose which badge to track' button, the badges spill over the bottom side of the pop up window: This does not happen on Stack Overflow: ...
Bug on the review web page?
Recently I recognized a change of the behaviour of the review pages. Now after opening an question in the first post queue to be reviewed you see all three buttons enlighted: For me astonishing is ...
Tags displayed in bold
Personally, I don't like them. But maybe this is beyond the point. Were we consulted about this?
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. ...
Mouseover on questions show a horizontal rule
When hovering over questions on the front page (either on the main page or on meta), there is an underline associated with the hyperlink that extends across the entire question block (when viewed ...
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 ...
Misplaced 'votes' button on profile page
The buttons for the different tabs on the Activity part of your personal profile page are aligned perfectly fine if you have no recent activity: but as soon as you have new reputation changes, ...
Question listing formatting bug
I think this is a formatting bug. Can be seen for instance on https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/formatting?page=2&sort=unanswered&pagesize=50
Someone has written 100 thousand (!) answers (graphic design bug)
I was really surprised to see that egreg has written 100570 answers! I thought it's a bit too much, and indeed -- it is. The number of answers blends into the number of questions. In my opinion, this ...
Does anyone else see this weird spacing on our Markdown help page?
https://tex.stackexchange.com/editing-help Take a look at the (lack of) space between the header and the expander triangle. Doesn't seem very 'touchable' in its current state. Using Safari.
Adjust vertical alignment of checkmark for obtained badges
This is a view of the badge description and checkmark for a specific badge (say, Mortarboard): Here is the same badge description from the list of badges: Could we adjust the vertical alignment of ...
Why are these questions not properly aligned? [duplicate]
status-deferred to egreg's post in the dupe. The misalignment is very apparent. (Specific but post-layout-uglifying image.)
Only two questions show on a newly launched session
When booting up a new session (presumably with an empty cache), the number of questions on the new page is exactly two. The option to increase this to 15/30/50 entries is offered (and the change, once ...
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 ...
What determines the tags (if any) listed in the page title?
While reviewing two of my questions I noticed the following: Penalty-enhanced approach to float placement 1 answer, accepted Tagged floats latex-project) Page title: latex project - Penalty-...
Please lower the threshold for the brown review number to 1
The brown number appears next to the review button in the top bar only if there are at least 3 items to review. I would pretty much prefer to show this brown button whenever there is at least 1 item ...
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 ...
Bug in answerer's identity picture
I know, I have too many badges, but since I'm aiming at 1000+ silver badges, the way the number of badges is shown in answers (for questions I can't tell) is annoying: As it stands, it shows 1625 ...
why does "asked yesterday" persist after more than 24 hours?
after absence for a day i returned to checking what had happened while i was gone. a question that i knew i had seen earlier reported "asked yesterday": the date shown, on a mouse-over, is "2014-09-...
Post title font cut off under review queue
Consider the following review when viewed through Google Chrome: Here's the same review through Firefox: Here's the same review through IE: Both Chrome and IE cut parts of the descenders off the ...
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 ...
has the tex.sx banner been "simplified"?
i have recently noticed that the banner for tex.sx is missing the beautiful background. there used to be some very well chosen examples of tex output along with the obvious tex logo. i've checked ...
Linked questions with high votes looks strange [duplicate]
Look at https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/175859/tailormade-table-of-contents-showcase at the right handside the linked questions are listed together with votes it seems. However for big numbers ...
Update official capitalization of LyX on tour page
Under the site tour there is a list of information on questions that could be considered on-topic: The spelling of LyX does not match the official spelling.
Non-question: I really like the site's layout
I just would like to say: I really really like the site's layout. It's something that always supports my senses navigating the site and does not add confusion or any sort of friction. It's a pleasant ...
Fancy TeX (etc.)/Metafont/MetaPost logos?
Can we have fancy logos like they have on CTAN, for example on http://www.ctan.org/pkg/cm-unicode:
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) ...