Questions tagged [design]
question about the design of the site
Upcoming site design changes
A few weeks ago Canonical reached out to me about making some design changes on Ask Ubuntu to reflect the official Ubuntu site's new design guidelines. The goal is to keep all Ubuntu related sites(...
Can we have highlighted code blocks in the chat rooms?
At the moment, code posted to the chat rooms only differs in the font that's used. It would be nice if, like in comments, the code was highlighted by a different background colour. The way it is now, ...
Can we make the "ask question" button stand out more? [duplicate]
Possible Duplicate: Please make the “Ask Question” button on AskUbuntu more prominent I'm new to askubuntu.com and when I first wanted to ask a question it took me a while to find ...
Reject buttons looks too much like an ok button
I got the following notification inside my inbox: Edit suggested I clicked on the notification and got to the following page: https://askubuntu.com/review/suggested-edits/880858 Because it ...
Please make the "Ask Question" button on AskUbuntu more prominent
I'm a user familiar with StackOverflow websites but it took me a while to locate the Ask Question button on Ask Ubuntu. Reason: Insufficient contrast (as can be seen below). A single grey / ...
Code formatting from new site design changes simply annoys me
The new background for a code sample makes that this to be difficult to distinguish towards a normal text: Maybe for some screens it's ok, but not for the majority. Many times I have to change the ...
Minor site design updates
As you can see, Ask Ubuntu community site got a slight design update today. I have moved site's CSS to a newly refactor LESS system, so it's more maintainable for us to fix SE network CSS bugs ...
Ask Ubuntu 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 ...
Design Ideas for the final site
Hi everyone, At the beginning of the beta I linked up Mat Tomaszewski from the Canonical Design Team to work with Jin Yang from SO on the design for the final site. I am posting the design here on ...
Ubuntu monospace font on Ask Ubuntu
Ubuntu Font Family's monospace variant has been released recently - is it possible to have it as the default monospace font on AU?
Visual bug using accent marked characters
Reading this answer I found that á and è (and also right now in this question) characters from Déjà Dup are shown different than the other characters (they are less "bold" than the others): Link: Why ...
Please change the "hyperlink" symbol in the editor
My goodness, for those of us who are not hip, please put text under the infinity symbol that apparently means 'link'. Not intuitive at all. Tooltips are nice, but text is nicer.
May we please have another font for the body text?
The new design is great, but the font is really killing me. Here's why: Uneven kerning and spacing Have a look at this title. The space between n and e in uneven, r and n in kerning, a and c in ...
Why don't we improve the design of the link to the about page?
I'm a user of Ask Ubuntu for more than 11 months, and just today I noticed the about page. To be honest, I didn't think that such great content would be in such a little link. This page is very ...
Use different colors for the flag indicator and the suggested edit indicator
The flag indicator and the suggested edit indicator look exactly alike, they can only be distinguished by their position (from left to right: flags, “review”, suggested edits). Most other sites use a ...
More black links on deleted question page
This is a continuation of this question: Black links on new duplicate banner are counter intuitive. On Ask Ubuntu, when users with less than 10k view a deleted question they land at a page that ...
Tone down "edited comment" icon
Compared to other SE sites I've participated in, especially SO, the icon for "this comment was edited" sticks out like a sore thumb on Ask Ubuntu. Could it be toned down? Here's my crude attempt, ...
Giving feedback on the design
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 ...
Use browsers' user-agent to alert users they might be on the wrong site
We still get a fair number of people posting things on the wrong site. This is largely because they think their distribution is a derivative or is somehow related to Ubuntu and that makes this the ...
Colorblind people have a hard time distinguishing red/green answer highlight
I am red/green colorblind and I find it difficult to distinguish between the red and green circles that denote unanswered and answered questions: Does it make sense to use, for example, a darker ...
Redesigned disabled buttons in review are hard to distinguish
After recent redesign, the buttons in review queue [No Action Needed] and [I'm Done] look almost the same. I would start competition if you can distinguish which one is disabled on the below image (...
would be possible to change the layout of suggested questions?
I find the layout of the "Questions that may already have your answer" a bit confusing. I'm wondering if it might be a good idea to restyle it a bit. This is the current layout with my notes: This ...
Ask Ubuntu new site theme is live
We rolled out the new site theme for Ask Ubuntu. 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 ...
Ask Ubuntu new site theme coming soon [duplicate]
You might have seen the featured post Rollout of new network site themes on Meta Stack Exchange already, but here are the relevant parts for Ask Ubuntu again: As mentioned on meta.stackexchange.com ...
Problem with the "Announcer" badge page...
https://askubuntu.com/badges/57/announcer As you can see in the above screenshot, if the question is too long, the information about the user who received the Announcer badge is cut off.
Why is "Ubuntu and Canonical are registered trademarks of Canonical Ltd." not mentioned in Ask Ubuntu Meta?
In the bottom of Ask Ubuntu website, we can notice this: Ubuntu and Canonical are registered trademarks of Canonical Ltd. But in Ask Ubuntu Meta, the aforementioned text is not there. Why is the ...
Isn't the "Ask question" button on this website a bit inconspicuous? [duplicate]
Possible Duplicate: Please make the “Ask Question” button on AskUbuntu more prominent It took me 3 minutes to find the damn "Ask question" button on this website and it's all because ...
Are the new SE bar's colors able to be modified?
I'm looking at the new SE Bar, and while it is indeed spiffy, its colors clash a little with both meta AND the main site's styles. Is it possible for the SE bar to have customized color pallets for ...
Firstrun "How it works" #herobox is misaligned
I like to think the Ask Ubuntu is lawful good but we've got a box on the homepage that is clearly chaotic evil. What, no AD&D fans in tonight? *sighs* Tough crowd. Awful jokes aside, ...
Change the Launchpad logo on Ask Ubuntu's Contact and Login pages
As of now, this is the logo of Launchpad shown in Ask Ubuntu contact pages (https://askubuntu.com/contact and https://meta.askubuntu.com/contact) and login page (https://askubuntu.com/users/login): ...
Ubuntu bold font not imported
The Issue Recently I noticed something odd: when booting into OS X and visiting Ask Ubuntu, bold fonts render oddly. I've only noticed this in Chrome; in Firefox and Safari, the bold font renders ...
Is there any official "Ask Ubuntu" color defined?
I´m planning to add the "Ask" logo into the simple-icons project, in the hope of contributing to the growing collection of the stack exchange network icons. Things are, I haven't found a ...
Bug with new top bar
Once again, a picture is worth a thousand words:
StackExchange software open source?
I like many things about the stack-exchange websites. Especially the editor I'm writing this post in and the tagging system. Is the software by any change available under an open license? I'd use it ...
Two visual annoyances in the header [closed]
Not really bugs, but: Can we please get the same arrow to expand SE and user menus? Please vertically center the links left to the search field.
Icons for top relvent tags
I just noticed that with Stack Overflow's tags many of the tags have nice fancy icons: Wondering if we could get some tag bling as well? Certainly some of the browsers/top programs may benefit from ...
"Marked as duplicate" should include a link to the duplicate(s) and not just "Ask a new question"
At the top of the question, we have: and at the bottom we have Sometimes the question can be very long and these two boxes can be very far apart. If you come from somewhere else (for example, via ...
Glitch on profile page with dropdowns
The next privilege button on the profile page shows through the three drop-downs on the top. I tend to start my browsing at this page then check my inbox so I see it every visit. Chrome&Firefox
Minor alignment issue with downvote button
When casting a downvote upon a post, I noticed that the downvote arow is misaligned between when no vote is cast and when it is downvoted. You can see below a GIMP image showing the two images next to ...
Just noticed the unaligned borders in the navigation bar of the website. In Firefox: Also in Chrome: I don't know if this question fits in meta askubuntu, but is it a bug or just a style?
Line break glitch with code tag
Line breaks with code involved leave a thin piece of the code formatting in the previous line: This only seems to happen with the Opera browser (ver. 11.00/11.01).
Privileges page has broken alignment
This page has some messed up alignment in the right sidebar. Here's what it should look like, But when you click on the link it breaks. This doesn't seem to be an issue on other StackExchange sites ...
Can you make askubuntu fit on netbook screens?
Being a netbook user (Eee PC) I am frequently annoyed by the fact that askubunt doesn't fit on my screen horizontally. Could this website's maintainer make the website resize correctly? As Ubuntu is ...
Lack of revision note and cc-wiki graphic in Ubuntu footer
I noticed today that the Ubuntu site doesn't appear to have the cc-wiki graphic and "revision" note that usually appears in the Stack Exchange footer. I don't want to tag this as a bug, but I was ...
The "accepted" word is not visible under the "all actions" tab in the profile page
This bug exists on both sites, on meta and on main. The word is there, but its text color is in the same as the background (technically, the background on the span is black, but has an opacity of 0, ...
Italic text in Links are not colored
For example in my answer here, if you open it on your mobile (Or just click mobile in the footer on your desktop browser), an italic link would look like this: While on the desktop it's like so: ...
Bug with code of conduct notification
Not sure if this is related to the new theme that's being worked on or not, but:
Why user is able to edit comments in multiple textareas in the same time?
By accident I have clicked edit link on comment twice. After first click I have textarea for editing it (it is normal and expected behavior). But on second and third click on edit I get garbage: ...
Commenting on a test review question automatically scolds you with "STOP! Look and listen" - Why? [duplicate]
I stumbled over a review question, which turned out to be a Test question. I tried to write a comment that OP might consider using the older, 4.10 kernel, since there seem to be a lot of issues with ...
Hover state colour for the "Ask a Question" button in the tour is broken
This happens on Chrome 46: