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English Language & Usage's updated site theme is ready for testing!

Just because I want to be the first to say it. Me no likey :( The original EL&U theme used to be beautiful. In 2010, the site's designer explained “Alex and I agreed on the design direction for ...
Mari-Lou A's user avatar
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English Language & Usage's updated site theme is ready for testing!

See al­so these re­lat­ed and some­what more pa­tient MSE posts of mine: Why do some parts of the stan­dard theme use dif­fer­ent fonts than the rest of the site? Un­chang­ing font size, lead­ing, ...
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English Language & Usage's updated site theme is ready for testing!

The contrast here on the "load new answers" bit is completely unreadable: There are plenty of tools out there that tell you whether the contrast is tolerable or not. Please use them, because this ...
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English Language & Usage's updated site theme is ready for testing!

status-planned There's a weird problem causing the offset letters in the banner. It's being looked at but will be fixed (on all of the sites getting hit by it). The status completed tag on tchrist's ...
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English Language & Usage's updated site theme is ready for testing!

status-completed Rows are out of alignment The numbers and the words of the middle set are out of line with the other pair: Notice how "answers" is on a different baseline from "votes" and "views". ...
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English Language & Usage's updated site theme is ready for testing!

I don't like the new theme. This answer focuses on the main page, the primary purpose of which is to display a list of questions. For before-and-after visuals, please refer to screenshots from Mari-...
Lawrence's user avatar
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English Language & Usage's updated site theme is ready for testing!

I just wanted to repeat Andrew's recent observation, and mention there appears to be other design flaws The quoted text on the NEW theme is... yellow? What shade is that? I wanted to indent the ...
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English Language & Usage's updated site theme is ready for testing!

More colours have been introduced unnecessarily. Quotes have changed colour: Actually they have completely lost the ELU styling and gained the bog-standard styling. This is a retrograde step. But ...
Andrew Leach's user avatar
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English Language & Usage's updated site theme is ready for testing!

The site logo is a little drunk: (Made by Shog9)
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English Language & Usage's updated site theme is ready for testing!

status-planned ‘Interestingly tagged’ questions tantamount to invisible As a follow-on to Andrew’s observation that our colors don’t make sense now, I’ve found a related problem. I have the old-...
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English Language & Usage's updated site theme is ready for testing!

I agree with Mari-Lou A's comment about the new color of the block quotations being less attractive and less consistent with the background color than the old block quote color. Since the formatting ...
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English Language & Usage's updated site theme is ready for testing!

I was rather hoping for something along these lines... The tools I have available aren't professional-level and the font size might be adjusted in line with other sites in the SE family. I do think ...
Andrew Leach's user avatar
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New theme: Color of visited links

This problem is even more apparent if you look at the colours used in the list of questions itself. Here are two questions on ELU: I've already visited "Irreponsible person" but I've yet to visit "...
Jason Bassford's user avatar
10 votes

English Language & Usage's updated site theme is ready for testing!

The post-signature owner grid is sometimes too small. I used this question for reference. In the old theme: In the new theme (notice how the 721 is not in line with the bronze dot):
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Changes to block quotes in the pipeline

Why the [expletive deleted] would anyone think that removing the different background color from blockquotes is in any way, shape, or form a good idea? Just because everyone else is jumping off a ...
Marthaª's user avatar
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English Language & Usage's updated site theme is ready for testing!

It wasn't broken; why did you fix it?
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Can a placeholder text be added to the question body box?

Yes, I love this idea. SE Devs should definitely add it. Quick and easy, and should be harder to ignore than the "How to ask" (which is off to the side).
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English Language & Usage's updated site theme is ready for testing!

Please don’t switch our question scores to the weird light-on-dark, blurry-and-bold “wrong-green-for-our-theme” boxes. This is a CSS problem that affects Macs but not Windows boxes. I write about ...
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Can we keep the previous green on English SE?

Having site-unique colors for this part of the design isn't an option, since having "unified site designs" makes it easier to maintain and update the network. However, you can vote on the ...
Laurel's user avatar
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English Language & Usage's updated site theme is ready for testing!

Our design is too irresponsive Our measure (line length) is still set far too long to be comfortably read on the desktop site. Short story is that the measure should be set between 40 and 70 ens, ...
tchrist's user avatar
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The Incredible Shrinking ELU Banner

This is a file path issue that's happening unintentionally while we prepare new theming assets. It'll be taken care of first thing tomorrow.
Aaron Shekey's user avatar
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Is the background color of the ELU SE website based on the background color of the Etymonline website?

I was surfing etymonline and I found its background color exactly identical to the one of our beloved site. “Exactly identical” ? Really? :) Because the perception of color occurs only in the mind of ...
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Colorblind-friendlier design

For those of us who are NOT colorblind, this the difference between normal and red-green colorblind link colors: ....... (Image generated with Vischeck) There are three styles here: Visited link: ...
Laurel's user avatar
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6 votes
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Pretty boxes not rendering correctly

This issue has been corrected. Sorry for inconvenience.
Hynes's user avatar
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English Language & Usage's updated site theme is ready for testing!

status-bydesign Constructive suggestion: consider removing the boxy outlines. They are drawing attention away from the important content. Existing UI: UI under test:
Lawrence's user avatar
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Make blockquotes inside blockquotes better distinguishable

You could solve this problem fairly easily by putting your example sentence in italics. A run-on sentence is something like this: I came I saw I conquered. If desired, you can also ...
J.R.'s user avatar
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English Language & Usage's updated site theme is ready for testing!

I just today opted-in to new beta designs, and now I see the new EL&U design everyone is griping about. Maybe this isn't what you'd call constructive criticism, but: It's ... ugly. And I'm no ...
Dan Bron's user avatar
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Can EL&U please get its logo banner centered (again)?

I'm sorry. This is something that I explained back in September on the site's announcement post regarding the updates. It's under bullet point #1 in Mari-Lou's answer. Why is the web site's name ...
Catija's user avatar
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Two identical close reasons?

The difference between those is that the first one with three names mentions ELL using an HTTP link, and the second one with two names mentions ELL with an HTTPS link. So they aren't quite the same. ...
tchrist's user avatar
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User avatar is misplaced on the badge page

We just pushed a fix. This will be live in the next production build.
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