The syntax highlighting colors have changed. Here's a screenshot of some code taken from this post.
System symbols have gone from black to blue, brackets from black to dark red, and user symbols have gone from blue to black. The old styles are closer to what is seen in-product, and it would be nice to have them back if ...
Subheader and logo
Why so red (and ugly)?
I need to check how important it is but ® is gone.
In particular, when I look at the site, I see many different red tones that not really work together. We have the new red of the MATHEMATICA, many reds in the logo, a different red for the "Ask Question" and the (un-)visited links, another red for ...
The colours for code highlighting were originally chosen to mimic the defaults in Mathematica to some extent. This was very helpful e.g. in pointing out or even just noticing mistakes in code. For example, in Mathematica blue is for undefined symbols, black is for defined ones.
Now this has been changed. The current colour scheme is ...
I already pointed out in the edit of this answer that the red-tones are not so nice. This is especially important since it is the most used color in Mathematica's corporate design. I was having a look at the current new logo and it seems the colors were changed manually, because one of the smaller parts has the wrong red (right side):
I suffer from a visual impairment. I find the overall low contrast of the new site design makes it much harder for me to read some things that were not a problem before. An example of what I mean is the way links are displayed. Light orange on light gray is not a high visibility combination. I can barely read the text in links now.
Unlike many other sites (for example the Maths site), this site's logo isn't aligned to the pixel grid meaning the top and bottom are anti-aliased. This shouldn't be too hard to fix, and wouldn't change the size of the logo by much.
Is it at all possible to get some padding on the LHS?
Can this thing either flow up or be disabled?
This thing is probably not doable, but while we're at it can I also hide the RHS bar?
Long-story short I'd love to have some preference-setting to be able to have this be my site layout:
In the absence of a dedicated output markdown type (a feature I would yet like to see) I have been using and promoting a code type within a quote type. However in the new layout this looks poor:
In the old design the margins were (nearly) symmetrical and the gray code box was taller. The total quote box in the above example is excessively tall, taking up ...
Jin mentioned in chat during the design phase that the font used in mma.se's logo is Vollkorn, with a custom kerning.
Currently, and since about Mathematica version 6/7, the main Wolfram Mathematica logo is set in Minion Pro Regular/Italic. Before then, a number of different fonts were used, including Palatino, some kind of all-capitals Garamond, Meridien, ...
Perhaps links inside code blocks can be more clearly differentiated. Now it looks like this:
You can tell that Internal`Bag is a link if you look carefully, but the difference between regular inline code and links inside inline code could be bigger. On this site we have used links inside inline code a lot, we even have a button to generate such links to the ...
I am using Opera 12.17, which is unfortunately unsupported by its own publisher and is now about 3 years without any major updates. This is the same as IE 10, however, and in my opinion sites should not break previously working functionality for browsers of this age.
I disagree with this. When most of their target audience is using browsers that are about a ...
@Karsten 7.'s answer made me look harder at the main site's menu bar and I actually found the second way to access the meta site - through the help menu:
Conveniently, you can also return back to the main site using the same menu while browsing the meta pages.
Editor width and Blockquotes
There are two annoying features of the default theme. The major one is the incorrect line breaks for code blocks in the editor, which makes editing multiline code blocks to fit into the site without horizontal scroll bars way too cumbersome. The minor one is the nonexistence of a proper output style and a rather disgusting color ...
I took the least resistance path. I've found StylishThemes/StackOverflow-Dark, installed Stylish and added mma.se path in options:
Isn't perfect but good enough.
The default theme is nice during the day, but after sun set, in low light conditions, or a long day in front of the screen it feels very bright. Therefore I created a dark theme that's much easier on my eyes, especially when I just want to read some posts or the chat.
It is available as MathematicaStackexchange_DarkStyle on https://userstyles.org....
Visited and not visited link colours are different, but indistinguishable. This is very strange, so I suspect a bug: if they're meant to be different they should be distinguishable.
Take a look at the screenshot below. The links I marked with a blue arrow are visited and have a darker colour than the rest. Can you see the difference? I ...
To what extent does the new policy limit per-site tweaking? For example in the current layout the score boxes next to questions and answers are excessively wide:
(xkcd is the highest voted question on the site.)
Would it be possible to make these narrower to allow more room for the titles?
m_golberg points out that there's another way to get in a <br/>, namely by using two spaces before the newline, i.e. \n.
So we can use this:
- `DumpSave` is not portable enough
- `Save` saves `$Context` and `$ContextPath` (everything what is not protected) together with all definitions so loading it will affect environment.
I can load it ...
This problem resolved after updating to Pale Moon v28.3.0 which includes, among other changes:
Fixed an issue with lazy frame construction on display:contents elements. This should solve e.g. the use of mathjax in comments on stackoverflow.
I'm not sure if that's the specific fix, but it at least indicates that the developer was aware of issues with ...