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Ask Ubuntu new site theme is live

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 ...
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Ask Ubuntu new site theme coming soon

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 ...
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Ask Ubuntu new site theme is live

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 ...
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Minor site design updates

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. ...
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What about simplifying the UI for AskUbuntu?

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 ...
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Ask Ubuntu new site theme is live

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. ...
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Ask Ubuntu new site theme is live

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 ...
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What does '(1)' in tab title mean?

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 ...
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Ask Ubuntu new site theme coming soon

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 ...
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Minor site design updates

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 ...
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The top menu has moved to the left

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 ...
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Is there any official "Ask Ubuntu" color defined?

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 ...
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Can chat get a redesign? Please?

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 ...
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Use browsers' user-agent to alert users they might be on the wrong site

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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Use browsers' user-agent to alert users they might be on the wrong site

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 ...
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Why can't a question be marked a duplicate of a question on another stackexchang site?

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 ...
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Ask Ubuntu new site theme coming soon

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 ...
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Ask Ubuntu new site theme is live

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 ...
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Minor site design updates

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 ...
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Minor site design updates

The "other (needs a moderator attention)" flag textbox overflows the "I'm flagging this question because" window Link to full image on Imgur.com
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Minor site design updates

Complaints. 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 ...
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Bug with new top bar

Thanks for reporting! Fix for this is waiting in repo for next build so should be up in couple hours.
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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'...
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Minor site design updates

The number of answers circle seems slightly oval (38x40px), and the number is slightly off centre.
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Icons for top relvent tags

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 ...
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Ask Ubuntu new site theme coming soon

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 ...
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Ask Ubuntu new site theme is live

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 ...
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The letter i is not displayed properly.

Turns out Mateo was spot on. The issue was fixed by adding this to my ~/.config/fontconfig/fonts.conf file (not ~/fonts.conf, when that file was created, running fc-list returned an error message ...
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Why is there small text randomly on the review history?

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 ...
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Minor site design updates

Make the two green colours in the Rep sections same I feel that the two different shades of green used here do not look aesthetically pretty.(Well, at least in my honest, personal opinion) Accept ...
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