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Removing emphasis from blockquotes

Currently, quoted text (paragraphs starting with > in Markdown) is displayed with a wider margin and a very visible yellowish background in the main site. This has led some users to think that it ...
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Low contrast of post titles are making them hard to read

The color #3FABC4 of post titles is very difficult to read against a white background. It only produces a contrast ratio of 2.68:1. Can we use a darker color, that is easier on the eyes?
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Should we turn the cap the other way?

I was noticing something just now around the toolbar. This is what it looks like for me on the regular site: and this is what it looks like for me on the meta site: Looking at those pictures, do I ...
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Academia's updated site theme is now live for everyone

Update - the theme and layout is now live for everyone. Thanks for your feedback in this process. If there's additional feedback, please feel free to add to the answers below. As part of ...
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Double suggestions on comment

Problem: Question: How do researchers ask others for comments and advices for their research?
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Low upvote contrast under the "Linked" and "Related" headings

This is my first meta post, so if I have done anything wrong, please alert me. While browsing a question, I noticed that the upvote counts for the links under the "Related" and "Linked" heading have ...
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Springer Shop uses an image quite similar to the Academia logo (or vice-versa)

After scrolling down in an email received from Springer, I stumbled across an image that looks undoubtedly similar to the Academia StackExchange logo. I made my little investigation, and found it ...
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Updates to the site

My name is Stéphane and I'm the designer at Stack Exchange who made the design of this site. You may have noticed some updates to the design lately. The updates are part of a SE network-wide update ...
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UPDATED (APRIL 14): Design for Academia.se

I’m Stéphane, senior product designer at Stack Exchange. First, I wanted to congratulate you because this site is now starting the process of moving out of beta to become a fully-graduated site! Well ...
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Not enough contrast for link text

I like Academia's site design. It is very pretty. I don't like the link text color. It does not stand out very well. Perhaps it is my computer so here's a snapshot Tell me if you can see the link ...
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Why is font smoothing disabled on academia?

With my current setup: Google Chrome, OS X Yosemite, a 27 inches 2560x1440 monitor, somehow the font used on academia -- and probably other -- is not using sub pixel font smoothing. It is not legible. ...
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What is the main site's background color?

I would like to use the main site's background color on my personal website. #FFF, #000 and #EFF appear to be in the home page's source code. Thanks to color-hex, I found those colors to be black, ...
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Which font does 'Academia Stack Exchange' use? [duplicate]

Does anyone know the font name? Reference link: Why aren't all research articles on PubMed?
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Not enough distinction between visited links and unvisited in the questions list

On the homepage / questions list, the distinction between visited questions and unvisited is incredibly subtle. At the moment, I can only just see the difference between them, because they are grey ...
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Font used academia

Can someone tell me what is the font used by academia.SE? It is very elegant.. Why it is not used throughout the stack exchange network? Edit: This is a screenshot of what my browser renders.
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Academia's question listing is taller

The entries in the question listing on Academia.SE are much bigger vertically than other SE sites. There appears to be a lot more spacing above and below each question entry. Is there a reason ...
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Highly-voted comments have less contrast than low vote ones

The current CSS rules for the main site have highly-voted comments appearing in grey, while low-vote comments are displaying in bright red: Not sure what the standard is, but I'm pretty sure that'...
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Problem with tag editing window

I just noticed in editing a tag wiki entry the following interface "bug." Note that the text entry window overlaps with the "What is a tag wiki excerpt" text at right. Resizing the window does nothing ...
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Text shade is too light

I don't know if I share this experience with other members of the Academia.SE community, but for me text shade is way too light. For me, it makes it harder to read (and focus on content) plus, after ...
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Line height for title changes in post revisions is too small

Behold below. The problem only occurs when the title changes but not the body. Example title changes on this post, revs 2 and 5 render poorly, but title+body changes on this one, rev 3 seem fine. ...
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Stronger visual divider between answers

A nitpick but with the new format, when I'm reading answers, I keep seeing the answer below as a comment. I scroll down and I get the realisation "oh it's an answer, not a comment". To give an idea ...
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Votes/answers/views and question title end up in two separate rows

I think it's a bit unpleasant, lots of wasted space... is it a bug or a feature? Using Chrome on OSX Mavericks, btw. EDIT: I double checked with Safari and FF, it looks ok. Also Chrome running on ...
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Font weight for votes/answers/views on question list is too light

I really like the new design, but I think the font weight for the vote/answer/view counts in the question list is a little light. This is particularly pronounced when the question is marked as ...
52 votes
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Site graduated! New design launched

As you can see the new design just went live. Which means this site has been officially launched! Congratulations! Thank you for your valuable design feedback. If you're still seeing the old favicons,...
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Bad rendering on iPad mini

See on the right hand side a bug in rendering on the iPad mini's browser...
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Bad rendering of bounty custom message dialog

I just posted a bounty on one of my questions and I noticed that the rendering is off. The vertical lines on the far left (where it says "Enter a custom message" the E does not have the vertical line, ...
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New Beta Theme Launched

Your site looks a bit different today. Yes, we are getting rid of the 'Sketchy' look and replacing it with a more-polished and finished design for sites in beta. You can read more about the redesign ...