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Why did the voting buttons change to this horrible design?

I just noticed that in the past hour, some changes were made on voting buttons, it became: Why were these changed? The previous ones were really good. Those ones are unaesthetic and aren't even well-...
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Who can help us implement Dark Mode?

I would like to know where to send my money so that Dark Mode can come to Ask Different. Stack Overflow has had it for two years and it is an absolute delight. I mostly spend time at AD in the evening ...
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Let's support Dark Mode!

With the introduction of dark mode in macOS, Safari Technology Preview 68 has released a new feature called prefers-color-scheme which lets us detect whether the user has dark mode enabled with a ...
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Why are visited links not rendered differently from non-visited links in AskDifferent?

I subscribe to several SE sites. I've noticed that the question links on the Questions page are rendered differently on the AskDifferent site than they are on the other sites I visit: After clicking ...
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Ask Different new site theme is live

We rolled out the new site theme for Ask Different. 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 ...
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New Ask Different site theme coming soon

As mentioned on meta.stackexchange.com several months ago, all network sites will be getting updated themes. Ask Different is one of the first sites that will be updated. As such, I'm posting the ...
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Background colour of remaining flags/close vote count

Whenever I choose to cast vote on a question or flag a post, the count of remaining votes/flags for the day is shown besides the button. I have observed that the background colour of the box shown ...
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‘meta’ in Meta title is a serif font

The word ‘meta’ in the .meta-title is a serif font instead of sans-serif. The font family was previously sans-serif, but is now using the default font for the browser, which in Safari is Times.
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Inactive button not readable when reviewing First Posts or Late Answers

When reviewing First Posts or Late Answers, the inactive button is hardly visible: This seems to be Ask Different-specific, it doesn't happen on a dozen other sites I checked. I've tested this on ...
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Small design problem with number of eligible voters on election page

The election page looks a little bit awkward, because the number of eligible voters is 'orphaned' on the previous line, at least for the first three elections: The problem seems to be a missing <...
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Is this really our new look?

All I can say is... please, no. It's like someone threw a bag of crayons at Windows 10. The old 'fade out' version was fine. This is just a distraction. For anyone who hasn't yet read the Meta post,...
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Rainbow/Empty header on on AskDifferent and Meta.AskDifferent

For the last couple of weeks, I've had the weird rainbow header on AskDifferent, as seen in Why do I occasionally get a big rainbow in the top banner? This is what it looks like: The Meta site does ...
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Why do I occasionally get a big rainbow in the top banner?

So, the question is not so much about the rainbow itself (I see it as a reminder of the old Apple logo I grew up with), but more about why it appears sometimes and not other times? Below is a ...
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Markup or styling broken on profile page

I'm using Firefox 50.0.2 and noticed the layout in my profile on this site is broken. Something is wrapping or overflowing unexpectedly and it's throwing the whole section off:
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Dupehammer message is not styled correctly

The message that appears when hovering the tag badge on a dupehammer close is not styled correctly: missing the correct font not being restrained to a standard width not being positioned ...
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Use San Francisco, Helvetica Neue fonts over Arial

The current CSS design for Ask Different puts Arial first. I think we should change this CSS to put San Francisco first, without having to license anything or anything like that. Here is my CSS code: ...
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Unable to comment on certain questions

On the iPhone app, when reading a question that does not have any comments from other users one is unable to add a comment. There is only the option to "add an answer". For example, on this question:...
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Can't tell what tab I'm on in the profile page

This is what I'm seeing on people's profile pages (profile tab): I can't tell what tab I'm on. Clicking one switched the view, but doesn't highlight the tab. Can we have tab highlighting back?
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Top bar on updated site has some unsharp text in it on a Thunderbolt display

Overall the update is awesome. I really like the new fonts and the really like the updated look to the Markdown input box for question asking and answering. I'm noticing, on my Thunderbolt display (...
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Site design update

As you can see, Ask Different community site got a slight design update today. I have moved site's CSS to a newly refactor LESS system, so it's easier for us to fix SE network CSS bugs globally going ...
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Why are the positive bonus rep red in the reputation tab? [duplicate]

I noticed that (un)accepts... ...and bounties... are red there. Why are all the rep received from bonuses RED?! I understand unaccepts - they give negative rep gain and therefore logically made ...
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Typing question/answer via iPhone very slow

I've just typed an answer on AD and it's way slower than typing a question or answer on this meta for example. I am using Mobile Safari browser and not enabling the mobile theme - so it's basically ...
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Missing elected year on moderators' users page in meta

On the main site's /users?tab=moderators it shows the year that the user was elected as a moderator under their reputation. However, on meta's /users?tab=moderators the year of election is missing.
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Number I've participated in Tags hard to read

This is on both Meta and AskDifferent Maybe Mr. CSS can search for the same color being used at multiple places if it occurs more than once :) EDIT: This class is missing as it is available here ...
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"Next Privilege" bar hard to read

Please check image below, this is the current view on the privileges page. I've added one darker background color to the <div class="meter"> resulting in this: Would it be an option to update ...
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Favourite Tags don't animate

The tags on the Favourite Tags list don't animate in the same way that normal tags do: For comparison — normal tags:
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CSS bug AskDifferent: add comment [duplicate]

This CSS piece is messing up and causing a weird behaviour when you get close with your mouse to the "Add Comment" Button. This applies to both, Meta and AskDifferent. a.comments-link:hover { ...
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Email answer question is out of place

The alignment here is not very nice. It would be good to have a bit more space between the Answer button and the i too. Chrome, Mac OS Safari 7.0.3 repro
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CSS Bug 'on hover' for comment button

If I slowly mouseover the comments button on AD (I have tried with with 2 other SE sites that I cannot replicate this on) I get a rapid flickering between the hover and non hover state when I near the ...
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Design flaw in the number/items per page selector

I've noticed Ask Different's CSS is much less legible than other Stack Exchange sites: Pretty selector: Not pretty selector: (produced by hovering over a choice) Could we change it so that the ...
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When `code` is included in a link, it is not highlighted in blue

While typing the title I was directed to this question from 2011 (it was even edited by Jeff Atwood!), but there are no answers or comments, and the issue still exists: When making an inline link ...
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Email responses prompt crowds Answer button

The Add Another Answer/Answer your Question button is floated to the left, causing the prompt to receive email notifications appear somewhat awkwardly to the right: I'm not positive it doesn't end up ...
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Tag selector causes scrolling within the page

The tag selector on this site and its Meta causes the content container to scroll in Chrome/Firefox, which isn't desired:
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Why are AskDifferent and AskDifferentMeta not retinafied yet?

Being sites for Apple related questions, you would think that AskDifferent and AskDifferentMeta would be retinafied by now. But they aren't. And they look terrible on retina MacBook Pros! Are there ...
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Can the design of the "inform moderator" flag count be updated to a higher contrast design for readability?

I'm seeing this on the report to moderator box: Can the design of the "inform moderator" flag count be updated to a higher contrast design for readability? The black text on a dark red background is ...
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Shadow missing under the info box of the edit queue

The yellow box informing the users that their edits will be placed in a peer reviewed queue is missing the shadow under the bottom-right corner.
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Odd box framing on review page

Browsing the review page, I noticed a minor framing bug. On the right side of the Review| header, appears a small scroll bar holder (see image below), as if that div’s height is bigger than its ...
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Score box and question box are misaligned on the flags page

The score box and the question title box have different heights on the flags page (see image below). Also, if the score is negative, the text wraps inside its box. OS: 10.6.8 Browser: Safari 5.1.7 ...
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Warning pop-up is difficult to read

The colors should be changed. I can't see what is written. That yellow and white color make it impossible to read. It can be read but you need to select the text with your cursor.
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Retina graphics for Ask Different?

As retina displays are becoming more pervasive in Apple hardware, and we're here to support users of Apple products, I think it would be great if the AD site included retina versions of its image ...
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What does the logo for Ask Different and the symbol for command stand for?

Is it a flower? Indian symbol? I know that Jobs was a hippie in the 70s so maybe it comes from that times. Don't get me wrong, to me it looks like a svastika on steroids. But I am looking forward for ...
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Strange layout on the main page with the iPad competition (I think)

On the main page there appears to be some "additional content" and it looks as though it is related to an iPad. However, I can't tell for sure because it looks like this: At first, I put it down to ...
Andrew Stacey's user avatar
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Can we make the the tags look like the buttons in Lion?

In chat today, Timothy mentioned that the tags in oneboxes look a lot like the buttons in Windows XP: Compare to Windows XP button: Can we make the oneboxes and the tags on the main site look like ...
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The @mention highlight color in chat is the same as default OS X highlight color

When I'm mentioned in chat, my name in the person's message is highlighted blue. 99CCFF, to be precise. The problem is, that's exactly the same color as the default OS X highlight color, and I always ...
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Reputation breakdown fails to show when (e.g.) +50 and -50 =0

On this page where your reputation is graphed which is the page you hit just clicking your score in the header, if you lose some reputation (say a 100 bounty) and then gain the same amount of ...
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Misleading hover text in Favourite Button

Hover over the favourite button, and you see the following text (Spelling mistakes amended ;) ) "This is a favourite question (click again to undo)" This implies that you have made the question a ...
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Inconsistent Notification

If you try to upvote a question or answer twice, you get the nice yellow box that give an indication of the problem "You already voted on this question ....etc", and an obvious "Click in this box to ...
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The background doesn't change when a question is deleted

I deleted my own question, https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/34705/problems-when-connecting-to-wifi-with-the-ipod (the link is for 10k users), because I discovered that the problem is the ...
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Clicked tab is backwards

You have got the ‘clicked tab’ metaphor in reverse: To me, it looks like all the other tabs are clicked. Or maybe it’s the Apple® way.
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Multiple Tag Wiki Edit Screen Style Bugs

It seems that some old and new style bugs have cropped up with the various style changes that have occurred over the course of 2011. Which is, well, all of them? :) Let's take a look at the tag wiki ...
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