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New site design!

status-completed The icon on the tour page and the smaller icons have been updated, they will be live after our next production build. Not really a bug report, just expressing my surprise. I'm ...
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12 votes

New site design!

status-bydesign The shape on the left looks like a drop-cap E, so the word looks like the site is "Eenglish." I couldn't even figure out what the dictionaries were supposed to be until Wendikidd ...
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UPDATED: Site design for English Language Learners community

I really liked J.R.'s suggestion to make the bookmark lines thinner, so I mangled the logo a little to see what that might look like. Disclaimer: I'm an Engineer, not an artist. (click for full size)...
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More places for the E instead of bookmark

Now that a couple ELLers have professed their appreciation for the bookmark, I had another thought. What if we "embroidered" our E on the bookmark? It might look something like one of these: or or ...
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8 votes

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Let me start off with my favorite part: I really like the way the E looks like two books atop each other. Very clever! Very appropriate, too. I fell in love with that E as soon as I saw it. That said,...
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7 votes

New site design!

bug status-completed In the Select your next badge section, when the badges are in progress we can able to see the bronze and silver badges but the gold badge is not visible like the reaming badges ...
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More places for the E instead of bookmark

When the site went live, there was a bit of consternation about the little favicon. One prevailing sentiment was, "We need to at least make the bookmark bigger, but it would be even better if we ...
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6 votes

New site design!

In the tradition of manuscripts and early typeset texts with large ornamental capitals, couldn't the ornamental E be made a part of the word, so that it served more than a decorative function? I find ...
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6 votes

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Here is my revised second draft. The changes I've made include: Making the outline of the bookmark a little thinner than the outline of dictionary binders Making the bookmark just a little bit ...
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UPDATED: Site design for English Language Learners community

This is the version @J.R. appended to my earlier one, in that they both use the book-E as the opening letter. I've moved it here so its merits can be discussed separately.
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6 votes

New site design!

status-completed This should be fixed after the next production build, #bringbackoursidebar The sidebar has decided it doesn't fit on the side, and has instead moved down below the posts. This is on ...
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6 votes

New site design!

status-completed The icons have been updated, they will be live after our next production build. This design bug was posted as a separate question on meta; I wanted to place it here so that it would ...
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ELL logo: (too) similar to a cigarette manufacturer's logo?

Here is the ELL logo just for discussion: I am an American and an ex-smoker who smoked Marlboro (although not the Reds), and I never made the connection. The color of the ribbon on the logo is orange,...
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4 votes

Indicator of "accepted answer" is not displayed in /questions

This issue is now fixed. Thanks for letting us know!
Kurtis Beavers's user avatar
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ELL logo: (too) similar to a cigarette manufacturer's logo?

You mean ELL might be construed to be noxious for one's health? Absolutely never. [ Although the red sky (?) does look like ELL's medal ribbon, or is it supposed to be a bookmark?
Mari-Lou A's user avatar
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3 votes
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Why are some of the links on ELL not styled according to the color swatch in our design?

Be jealous no longer: Ah, cohesion.
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3 votes

UPDATED: Site design for English Language Learners community

All righty, so here are my personal thoughts on the updated version of the design :) I love the E = stacked dictionaries. Super clever, and just subtle enough. I much prefer the blue chalkboards/...
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3 votes

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Here's a coarse shrunken/thickened mash-up with the Letter-Based logos (throwing in "academics" because it's supposed to be book profiles): The proposed logo could be drawn more cleanly than that, ...
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3 votes

Can we update link coloring on ELL to make linked text more easily readable?

Based on our current roadmap, we don't have immediate plans to work on this request. We'll revisit it at a later date and provide more details here when it has been prioritized and/or completed.
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Here's my riff on JR's version. The line simulates the sliver of space the bookmark would create between the pages. and here's J.R.'s reduction of the line length:
TimR's user avatar
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2 votes

Are badge numbers a little weird?

This seems to be something unique to the old designs. On Meta, the numbers are tighter: and also on the new theme for EL&U: but Workplace has the same issues:
ColleenV's user avatar
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2 votes

Are badge numbers a little weird?

At first, I thought maybe it was reserving a little bit of extra space for an extra digit – but that doesn't appear to be the case: I think they've been tweaking the appearance of some sites – I'm ...
J.R.'s user avatar
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2 votes
Accepted

Bookmark in favicon is too small and the circle blends into backgrounds too easily

The icons have been updated (bigger bookmark to match other icons' size), they will be live after our next production build.
Stéphane's user avatar
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Can we update link coloring on ELL to make linked text more easily readable?

This sort of issue does get discussed on the Meta Stack. If you do a search there using the user-interface tag and contrast you will find a number of posts https://meta.stackexchange.com/search?tab=...
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2 votes
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How to get the picture of the custom badges?

You need to use the developer tools of your browser (in some browsers, you might need to enable them first). If you then right-click on the badge and choose 'Inspect' or a similarly worded option, you'...
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Are badge numbers a little weird?

Thanks for the bug report! The placement of badges has perennially been an issue for us. It's actually one of the bugs we've talked about that gets reintroduced often when we make changes to the ...
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