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I can't tell I'm on Ask Ubuntu once I scroll past our logo. I know there are small visual cues, but the generic .top-bar completely steals my focus and I think I'm on "Stack Exchange". SO has overcome this problem quite simply by displacing the network branding. Why can't we all do that? Get rid of the <header>, like SO has Replace the Stack Exchange ...


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I myself would not mind if the bottom was less high. There should be enough room to make rows 2 and lower into 6 colums making it almost 1/2 the size. Never going to happen I know ;-) The orange bar is useless like this. The black bar could be orange and have the AskUbuntu logo in it (where the stackexchange logo could go 1st or 2nd next to the AskUbuntu ...


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Basically my only concern is that the orange header bar is so huge, and yet it doesn't do anything at all. It's as tall as an entire question! I don't understand why Stack Overflow gets a unified header, but all the other sites are forced into having a second huge block of colour to house their logo. I wrote some CSS to give AU a SO-esque unified header (...


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It looks great! the one thing that really bugs me, is the footer: There is no background! And the dots are really annoying! by adding some custom css to the footerwrap it looks a lot beter .footerwrap { background: none repeat scroll 0 0 #FFFFFF; border-radius: 4px 4px 4px 4px; box-shadow: 0 0 3px #AAAAAA; margin: 0 auto; padding: 10px;...


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status-completed I can no longer see which questions are tagged with my favorite tags: The middle of the three questions shown above is highlighted because it is tagged with one of my favorite tags. Assuming this is not a question of my screen being miscalibrated, I'm sure you agree that the highlight is almost invisible. The normal background is pure ...


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Joe, I basically only have 1 issue: the vertical space where questions are shown. Example: The main focus of the page should be the questions. Not the left pane, not the right pane and not the top. The 2 panes are fine. But the top is taking up too much space. I used to have 10 questions on my screen, now I see 6 (well I said 4 but my zoom is now also 1 ...


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bug badges status-planned Badge icons in the top bar are partially covered by the numbers (on the main site, not on Meta): (tested on Firefox and Safari on macOS) Seems to be wider issue. Also happens on the profile page (https://askubuntu.com/users/$id/$username) in badges and tags: Tested on Chrome and Firefox.


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I agree and I think we should rollback to the css styles used for the code blocks in the previous design. If this is a usability or user interface issue, then browser add-ons to change the css locally are not the answer. Think about all the new users, first time visitors, etc.


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It is the number of new questions since you last refreshed the page. This can be done either by reloading the page (e.g. with F5 in FireFox) or by clicking the grey X questions with new activity banner above the question list. Note that the second option does only load new questions, but does not actualize the state (votes, views, answers...) of the already ...


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Call me crazy, but I find this: Far more useful, practical, clear and easy to use than this: In the second image, all the useful functions apart from Open and Save are hidden away behind menus. I now have to figure out what the icons mean, then click on them, then navigate the drop down menus and finally find whatever I was looking for. I don't use gedit, ...


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Like Rinzwind also already noted in his answer, the huge orange top bar is now mainly useless and empty. While I see that this is how it's supposed to be to match the new overall theme structure, it could be prettified a bit while still staying within the capabilities of the new theme. Other sites have their top bar customized to not show a single plain ...


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Here are some mock-ups, of what I was thinking would make the Ask question- A- more visible B- In line as a "tool" on the Main bar My main point is that it seems to be more part of the side bar - then the top primary navigation. When first searching where to ask a question, people look first to the primary horizontal navigation. I visited many other Stack ...


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Sorry about that. I broke this while rolling out support for fixed topbar across all network sites. There's no graceful way to make this work right now with the custom bar in play as well. Not without a fair amount of effort, at any rate. Since Ask Ubuntu is going to get a new theme soon, I'm deploying a change now to defer fixed topbar support until that ...


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Thank you for bringing this to attention, I'd like to take this opportunity to suggest instead an alternative to the full circle solution (much like FEichinger has suggested): .unanswered .mini-counts { color: #666!important; border: 5px solid #dd4814; width: 30px !important; height: 22px !important; line-height: 20px !important; } Or, you know, ...


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So, I just wanted to drop by and leave some feedback on the new topbar design. First of all, thanks for the addition, it is quite handy however there is also something that's bugging me about it. The bottom margin of the new topbar makes the entire design look out of place. My suggestion would be to remove the 22 pixels. Here's a screenshot from the ...


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status-completed I'm not sure if this is new or not, but I find the green used in the front page to show the number of answers a question hard to read: Do I need new glasses or is the word answer blurry? Perhaps there's not enough contrast between the foreground green and the background? Or is it an anti-aliasing issue? Either way, could it be fixed please?...


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If you dislike having the space on the left-hand side of the page being used for navigation links, there is a Hide left navigation setting in the Stack Overflow site preferences which works well for maximizing screen real estate.* If you have already selected the Hide left navigation setting on Stack Overflow, the Ask Ubuntu site preferences will inherit ...


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The fix will be in the next production build.


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It came live as I changed pages... great design. Edit (after 24 hours) It took me by surprise, and I still, after 24 hours go to the very top of the page to check is I have any comment alerts. On the whole a much cleaner look Thumbs Up * * * * * Edit (after 2 weeks) Still love the new design. I have had to go into the browser config files to change ...


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I like this idea. I'll also be interested to see a graph of the numbers of off-topic by distribution before and afters if it happens.


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Not convinced by this (like the idea though), for two reasons: The user agent may not/won't specify the distribution - e.g. Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux; rv:30.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/30.0 though Windows can be guessed pretty easily: Windows / IE 11: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/7.0; rv:11.0) like Gecko The question could be asked from ...


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No. They are two different sites with different communities (general *nix / Linux folks and Ubuntu folks); the question was posted here and is on-topic here. Many people seem to think that it's mandatory to organize questions on SE sites based on the "better fit"; while this is something one should think about when posting, as long as the question is on-...


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status-completed bug Visited question links are not differentiated by color. Previously design had difference between :active and :visited CSS selectors for questions. Without such difference it is difficult to determine visited questions by color.


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If Some People Really Can't See It, It Needs To Be More Visible If 1 in 20 people coming to the site to get help can't see the button they have to click to get help, that would make this an extremely serious bug. We don't have to break the aesthetic feel of the site to change this. We can give the text itself more contrast. We could even have a ...


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A Bar for new users was added recently that states: Here's how it works: And has a link directly to to the about page. This introduces new users to the basics, without redirecting (misleading when searching for a question from outside of the site) So I think this already handles this problem without removing the expected functionality for other users


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I like the new design, but I have some observations: there is a problem with some special characters (see my name): the new background for code sample make that a code text to be difficult to distinguish towards the normal text:


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Looks like the Add Comment button could do with some margin to separate it from the comment textarea. Update: This has now been fixed:


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Posting a screenshot as an "anwser" as an example of the blue hightlight. I would consider changing the color to match the rest of the site. Feel free to delete this "answer" after you have considered the colors


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Yes it is. We've talked about it before: Can we make the "ask question" button stand out more? Giving feedback on the design Please make the "Ask Question" button on AskUbuntu more prominent We talk and talk and talk. We've been talking about this for two years and we always come to to same conclusion: the ask question link gives a ...


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