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 ...
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 ...
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 (...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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?...
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 ...
As far as I am aware there is no official "Ask Ubuntu" colours, however, before the change to responsive design, this site did use the official Ubuntu colour scheme.
Rather than be concerned about the sites colours or the colour of icons found online, I would recommend for you to use the official Ubuntu colours listed here. The "Ubuntu orange&...
Chat has never been a priority for SE but if that changes and they decide they want to put some work into it, then I would say that the absolute least important thing to do would be this kind of purely cosmetic changes.
We have real issues with chat moderation, the way it is split across servers in some cases (MSE chat, SO chat and SE chat), the way it is ...
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 ...
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-...
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 ...
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.
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
Mod-only flags on meta are now red, instead of orange with white text like it was. Aesthetically it clashes.
Multiple complaints here...
Font size was reduced, makes it a lot harder to read on high-res screens. This font size reduction is only on the pages here - the actual 'Question size' on the font doesn't change one layer down on the ...
This is a good idea.
Since Ask Ubuntu's relationship to the Ubuntu project is far tighter than the relationship between SE/SO and any sponsoring company, it stands to reason that at least the official Ubuntu and Ubuntu-related projects and products merit nifty tag icons.
(Provided, that is, that they already have tags, and that a suitable icon exists.)
The goal is to keep the top bar consistent across all SE sites. It was hard to come up with one aesthetic that plays nice with all of our sites' styles. That's why we went with a very dark gray(it's not black!).
However, I don't want to be dogmatic about it. I believe there's wiggle room to tweak the top bar style slightly so it plays nice with a ...
New profile page weirdness:
Underline from hovering over tab headers looks weird with the blue box over the number of unread items:
This is also inconsistent with the overall tab headings, which don't have any underline:
Underline from hovering over the reputation graph looks just plain weird:
Date/Time stamps should be standardised or localised.
Currently a non-standard format is used: "mmm d 'yy hh:mm":
Recommend international standard ISO 8601: "yyyy-mm-ddThh:mm:ssTZ"
Or something close/similar to this standard.
Time delimiter (T):
Time Zone designator (TZ) UTC Offset:
<time>Z (UTC ± Zero)
Suggestion to get rid of the huge but useless orange top bar (post 1, post 2) and to keep us informed we are on Ask Ubuntu and not on another site:
Move the Ask Ubuntu logo to the left side menu
Remove the orange bar entirely
Move the search box a bit to the right to align to the menu
As I mentioned in the comments, the smaller links point to answers. Gotta love sharing styles across multiple views!
This will be fixed in the next build - the answer links will look the same as question links since distinguishing between the types of posts on this view isn't terribly important.