55 votes

MathOverflow updated site theme is ready for testing!

The presence of three distinct colours for "unanswered, answered, accepted" was a helpful feature IMO. In the new layout the "unanswered" questions no longer stand out. I regret that change.
Carlo Beenakker's user avatar
29 votes

Opt out of the new upvote/downvote buttons?

There is a structural tendency for discussions of this type to underweight the voices of people who think that things are fine. I will therefore state explicitly that I do not care about the shapes ...
Neil Strickland's user avatar
21 votes

MathOverflow updated site theme is ready for testing!

With apologies, I'm not sure this is the right place for the following, but the site-wide meta post on these changes is locked, and this is a bit long for a comment. I've been blithely ignoring all ...
Tim Campion's user avatar
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21 votes

MathOverflow updated site theme is ready for testing!

Comment. As I was preparing this post, a completely new (temporary?) design with a top nav bar showed up and disappeared again. Perhaps this post is no longer relevant. Even though I am not a tablet ...
R. van Dobben de Bruyn's user avatar
21 votes
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How can I customize site in my browser to get "old feel" look of MathOverflow?

Here is the CSS I was talking about: ...
Denis Nardin's user avatar
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17 votes

MathOverflow updated site theme is ready for testing!

Like მამუკა ჯიბლაძე, I slightly miss the pastel colored background to accepted answers - could this be re-instated in addition to or instead of the check mark? (But I do not consider this a big ...
GNiklasch's user avatar
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17 votes

How can we visually differentiate MathOverflow from MathStackExchange within the constraints of the new design themes?

EDIT: Some more information from Catija: This screen element is not currently customizable, so if we wanted it customized, SE would have to implement a new feature. Here Catija indicates that the ...
Tim Campion's user avatar
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17 votes

How can we visually differentiate MathOverflow from MathStackExchange within the constraints of the new design themes?

As a data point for our Stack Exchange overlords, I have twice now tried to migrate a question from math.SE to math.SE because I didn't realize it was already there. I'd really like to get a striking ...
David E Speyer's user avatar
15 votes

What's the purpose of the favorite button?

You can find links to some basic info on favorites here, specifically this post is rather detailed: How do favorite questions work? This feature request has been posted on main meta a few years ago: ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
14 votes

I don't like the new design and I am not the only one

I sympathize with you. Apparently, StackExchange has recognized from the start that the new themes were going to lead to a sense of "missing identity" on various sites. Personally, I would have ...
Tim Campion's user avatar
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13 votes
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Can anybody provide a clear list of design changes that are obligatory, with explanations?

No design changes are mandatory, no matter what the SE people say. If we write some Javascript code ourselves, we can make arbitrary customizations to the UI. The MO foundation has an agreement with ...
Federico Poloni's user avatar
12 votes

MathOverflow updated site theme is ready for testing!

Could hiding the left navigation be made the site default - accompanied by easy to find instructions for unhiding it, when someone wants to do so - rather than showing it by default, accompanied by ...
GNiklasch's user avatar
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9 votes

In the new site design, what should the background look like on MO?

Above all it should be noticeable. The MSE grid paper background is nice but done in blueish white on grayish white and nearly invisible even for people with normal color sight (checked 6 months ago) ...
fedja's user avatar
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8 votes

In the new site design, what should the background look like on MO?

The post mentions that "Sidebars/backgrounds can have a light-colored solid." The site Travel Stack Exchange is cited as an example. A possible advantage of having some color in the sidebar (and ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
8 votes

Is there left any way to highlight part of text after all?

Section headers. Or smaller section headers Or even smaller section headers And, please, for the love of Erdős, do not use those other hacks. They are wrong semantical markup, and I find them all very ...
Federico Poloni's user avatar
7 votes
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Text on some buttons has become unrecognizable

Thanks for reporting the issue. This will be fixed with our next production build.
Hynes's user avatar
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7 votes

In the new site design, what should the background look like on MO?

What makes Worldbuilding so nice is that there's an image in the bottom left which doesn't disappear when you scroll. I wish the MO logo in the top left would just stay as you scroll, but without ...
Noah Snyder's user avatar
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7 votes

How can we visually differentiate MathOverflow from MathStackExchange within the constraints of the new design themes?

I suggest that we leave the job to Stack Exchange's design team. I'm not sure why we are supposed to come up with a solution ourselves; we are not professionals, and surely SE has someone on staff ...
Federico Poloni's user avatar
7 votes
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Could MO use a minus sign for negative numbers?

Adapted from a comment of mine: yes, it is technically in MO's power. The agreement between MO and SE states that the MO team can customize the look and feel of the site with additional Javascript, as ...
Federico Poloni's user avatar
6 votes

What about temporary design changes just to make better distinction from other sites?

I think this is a good idea, and that the minor temporary change should be changing the background color to some shade of orange that matches part of our logo (as was suggested by Martin on another ...
Noah Snyder's user avatar
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6 votes

How can we visually differentiate MathOverflow from MathStackExchange within the constraints of the new design themes?

According to the post on Meta Stack Exchange1 (and the stuff I was told in chat) it seems that color of tags can be changed. (To be more specific, Catija mentioned as an example of a site which ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
6 votes
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Tabs misaligned

Thanks for sharing this issue. I also noticed the issue today and pushed a fix which is now live on production. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Hynes's user avatar
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6 votes

Is there left any way to highlight part of text after all?

I personally liked to use quoting for highlighting a question in a long body of text, but now the style has changed, and I am also persuaded by the semantic markup issue. ...
David Roberts's user avatar
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5 votes

The math! It's overflowing!

The problem is caused by the fact that if a comment contains many consecutive characters without a space, the Stack Exchange software inserts invisible unicode character (\unicode{x200C}\unicode{...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
5 votes

How can we visually differentiate MathOverflow from MathStackExchange within the constraints of the new design themes?

We could consider some kind of background theme. I think MSE's graph paper looks pretty good. Of course, the goal would be to come up with something good which contrasts to the MSE graph paper. If we ...
Tim Campion's user avatar
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5 votes
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Reputation number not visible on main page

2 August, 2022 update: We have implemented a fix, finally. Hopefully this will survive any UI redesign in the near future. Yes. I noticed that as soon as the front page changes were happening, but ...
Asaf Karagila's user avatar
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4 votes
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What is the plan for the new site theme?

In the interest of wrapping this up, the answers to my questions apparently are: The new theme is already live. See (1). The beta mode only lasted a week or two -- it was never very likely that we'd ...
Tim Campion's user avatar
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4 votes

MathOverflow logo and icon for icon font

Just some suggestion on where the logo could be obtained. (In addition to the comment by j.c. which offers some way to get it. If you look at some posts tagged design you can see that this user was ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
3 votes

How can I customize site in my browser to get "old feel" look of MathOverflow?

This proposal is similar to the solution of Denis Nardin just that the colors are similar to the new theme but still bring back a bit of the old flair: ...
Tobias Diez's user avatar
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2 votes

Seems like right margins in answer texts need to be increased

the formula bumping into the right margin shown in the OP is indeed unpleasant, but it seems to happen rarely; typically the layout looks OK to me: the asymmetric layout in the green box, with a ...
Carlo Beenakker's user avatar

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