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Thanks to Mat and Jin the new design is live. Here's how to report bugs. If you find a problem with the design that is CSS related, for example something doesn't line up right or look wrong, then Jin will handle these problems.

If it's a design related issue, like you feel something about the look needs work, etc., then Mat will look at it.

Please tag all feedback with a bug and design tag.

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    it is looking gorgeous! – Kyle Hodgson Oct 10 '10 at 3:27
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    @JorgeCastro Done – Marco Ceppi Oct 10 '10 at 13:40
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    I don't know if this is an illusion, but it feels like I have zoomed in the pages on this site. The fontsize is HUGE. – Lazer Oct 10 '10 at 16:47
  • (tounge-in-cheek) Crtl - Minus ?? :) (How do you do the this-is-a-key-on-the-keyboard thing??) – Jeremy Oct 17 '10 at 2:12
  • I found this after asking my question, but I tagged [feature-request] rather than [bug] because it's more of a wishlist item. Others may have done the same, especially if they're used to meta.SO, so be sure to watch that tag too. – Roger Pate Oct 17 '10 at 18:58
  • Design is just a copy of orginal ubuntu site :-P. Think something original.. refer this link ubuntu.com – Mohit Jain Nov 16 '10 at 20:52
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Why is the header so huge? It takes up way too much retail space and offers little to no value. alt text

Compare it to the amount of space used by Stack Overflow or any of the other sites, and this seems outrageously tall.

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    Agree. As I commented before, the site looks magnified, maybe because of this. – Lazer Oct 11 '10 at 5:33
  • Yes! it's terrible for notebooks. I wonder why this hasn't been changed, part of the design for unity was to reduce wasted vertical screen space. – Mateo Jun 22 '12 at 17:18
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The Ask question button is hard to see when you arrive on the site for the first time, I don't understand why it is not at the right of the orange panel.

The search entry is way too small, it should be much much bigger.

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    agreed. the ask button is too hidden. looks more like a simple label. it should be more "buttonized" – Decio Lira Oct 11 '10 at 19:26
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    Yeah, this may be true, I found it only because I knew it had to be somewhere in that area.. – dr Hannibal Lecter Oct 11 '10 at 19:49
  • Yes yes yes. Once you've spotted it, it's obvious, but it was a couple of seconds of "what am I, retarded?" when I was looking for it. Even just different colouring would have made it easier to spot. – Jeremy Oct 17 '10 at 2:13
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g's are chopped off in comments!

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    Not seeing that here. – 8128 Oct 10 '10 at 17:25
  • @flute is is chopped off in Windows/Chrome at least – Jeff Atwood Oct 10 '10 at 20:01
  • It's chopped in ubuntu/chrome also. – Jorge Castro Oct 10 '10 at 21:56
  • And Arch Linux/Chromium – Daenyth Oct 11 '10 at 17:03
  • See this gggggg – User Oct 12 '10 at 0:22
  • I don't know if this has changed since reported or if it's because I'm using a Chrome beta (7.0.517.36), but I don't see it on Chrome/Ubuntu. – Roger Pate Oct 17 '10 at 19:01
  • I don't see it anymore either. Looks like fixed. – Lazer Oct 17 '10 at 19:13
  • Its fixed for me too. I could see it before. – User Oct 24 '10 at 0:45
  • disregard, problem was with me, not the site – Ashley G Oct 25 '10 at 5:12
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Bug: The title of the site should be updated to "Ask Ubuntu". It still reads as "Ubuntu - Stack Exchange".

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I am not a designer. But honestly saying i dont like the design.

  1. Tags are not visible.
  2. Header is too long
  3. It took me 10 seconds to identity where is "Ask question button", provided i am using stack overflow from more than 1 year with more than 350 visits.
  4. This gray background is not good when you are reading consider these two examples. On stackoverflow and on askubuntu. White is much better.
  5. Why you guys are trying to make thinks look funky or stylish etc. Simple things are much better. Considering this editor i was confused where is the hyperlink button. This infinity kinda symbol sucks.(Please dont mind it but it sucks.)

I am sure you guys have very good designer. But i think design should be reconsidered and go for simple and sober. Making thinks stylish is good for a website like "Nike or Reebok."

  • Re #5: Stylish and simple aren't mutually exclusive. AskUbuntu is stylish, but it's also clean and simple. I find it much easier to look at and find the information I need than messier sites like the default StackOverflow. – Matthew Oct 15 '10 at 18:30
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    I find the normal stack overflow layout with its less 'simple' elements a lot easier to use. They are way more obvious. Also, all those dotted backgrounds are really unfriendly to my eyes. – Jörg Haubrichs Oct 17 '10 at 19:54
  • Actually in my point the small variation in colors making the design unfriendly to eyes. It should be one colored background with some basic highlighting (where necessary). I think thats why tags are not visible. – Mohit Jain Oct 20 '10 at 6:35
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I actually really like the site design but it doesn't work well in the small window I tend to keep stack exchange sites in while working. I can only usually see about 3 questions on the main page.

So if anyone is interested, I created a userstyle to reclaim a lot of the wasted vertical space. Screenshots are available there (especially if you use this style). You can check the css to remove some optional bits if you just want to reduce the size of the header. I'm welcome to feedback (probably best done on userstyles.org).

  • Nice, Awesome work. – Mateo Jun 22 '12 at 17:06
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Both the design and the service are just awesome! Good work ;)

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I don't know who Mat and Jin are, but this design is awesome!

Kudos guys and keep up the good work!

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