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Design for Science Fiction & Fantasy

I'm Jin, and I'll be working on the designs for the Stack Exchange sites as they graduate from the beta phase. Each site will have its own unique theme that will reflect its topic. However, all sites ...
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What should our logo and design look like once we are no longer in beta?

Of the 7 essential meta questions for every beta site, there's exactly one that has never been asked here. What should our logo and design look like? Anyone have any ideas? As we are probably getting ...
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Science Fiction & Fantasy's updated site theme is ready for testing!

As part of implementing the new unified themes across the network, we're gradually rolling out updated site themes for each site. As of today, we have enabled your updated site theme for testing. If ...
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Updates to the site

You may have noticed some updates to the design lately, they are part of a SE network-wide update to a new base css framework. The updates allow us to: Have sharper / more beautiful design on retina ...
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What does the SFF.SE logo/icon mean?

What is this? Should I be able to recognize it, or elements of it? I'm not half-bad at the science fiction and fantasy trivia thing, and this is just driving me nuts.
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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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What should the site be called / named?

A couple of StackExchange sites have clever names, e.g.: AskDifferent (apple.stackexchange.com) Seasoned Advice (cooking.stackexchange.com) "Science Fiction & Fantasy" is a bit of a mouthful, ...
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Is there a community consensus on using the biohazard-like image for marking questions with “Accepted answers”?

This was raised as one of the topics on the general question dealing with site design. I'm not sure we have arrived at any sort of consensus. So I'd like to clarify the matters via a separate ...
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Do we want a custom background with the new theme?

So the new theme has launched to beta and is available for testing. One of the most obvious things that is missing is that the site no longer has its star field custom image background. There is a ...
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Can we change the font of the “new responses” in meta.scifi so that it is readable?

This isn't necessarily a "feature request", but concerns more of an inconvenience. I just noticed that when you have a "new response", i.e. one that you haven't looked at before, in the meta site in ...
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What is the Fantasy font?

Several other questions discuss the design of Science Fiction and Fantasy SE UI elements, including the logo. The words "Science Fiction" are in Orbitron. What font is used for the word "Fantasy"?
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What should our site name be? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should the site be called? Our site's official name is now “Science Fiction & Fantasy”. That's quite a mouthful, and it doesn't even convey the site's topic that well ...
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What work of Science Fiction/ Fantasy does this Stack Exchange's symbol represent? [duplicate]

The overall symbol that this SE site has selected to represent “Science Fiction & Fantasy” is shown above. Every SE site that uses a symbol has chosen one that very easily represents the topic ...
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Bold formatting not working in Chrome

Using Chrome Version 40.0.2214.111 (64-bit) on OSX Yosemite, the main site does not render the bold tag correctly. It does however, render correctly on Meta. FF 35.0.1 on the same system works ...
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Can the answer highlighting animation be changed?

This is a special topic for the designer :P Is moderator voting anonymous? The highlighting of the question is going from light yellow to white. It's not readable on SciFi as the background is dark, ...
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Title for updated favorited question unreadable

On the Favorites tab of the User Profile screen, the title of an updated question becomes unreadable as it blends in with the background. Once clicked through, the Title and background colors change ...
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Unusual character placement on answer screens

For the past few days I've noticed that characters (especially names and badges) are unusually placed. They seem to be either squashed up against other words, sometimes overlapping and something being ...
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Color scheme on meta is… not good

The color scheme there (on meta.scifi) pretty annoying, as if it was inverted. It is really not comfortable to look at it. Maybe change it to the main one, just greyed?
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Exactly which features of SFF.SE's magnificent theme will we be losing?

According to the changes outlined here: Left nav, responsive design, and theming next steps We will probably be losing our voting buttons, fave button, possibly our use of Orbitron font, and reduced ...
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Yes, you could enable traditional triangle-in-circle post vote button graphics on new site design on Sci Fi SE

When Stack Exchange announced the recent design updates (with the left sidebar) to the SE websites, users immediately complained about how SE is going to abolish per-site customized voting button. SE ...
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Could we get YouTube embedding?

Arqade has the ability to embed YouTube clips within a post as long as the YouTube video appears on a line by itself (example). Searching about, I found 162 posts that reference "*.youtube.com" and ...
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How will the logo and design be chosen?

How will the logo and design for the site be chosen, should it make it out of the public beta? This is the first Stack Exchange site I've actively participated in, please excuse my ignorance.
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User cards (?) seem broken for users with many badges

User cards (not sure what official SE name is) seem to be too small for fitting the info for users with many badges. 2 examples in 1 image: This seems invariant as far as zooming in/out with Ctrl-...
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'Fantasy' font too thin, detail getting lost

I'm talking about the site logo/title (this applies to both meta and the main site, but I'm using meta as the example): Specifically the 'F': As you may be able to see, there's a top swooshy bit ...
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Bronze badge count gets truncated on the badge page

It's a very minor formatting issue, but I might as well point it out. When looking at the list of people who have earned particular badges, it seems the columns are a bit too narrow for users with ...
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What should the new background/theme look like?

As some of you probably know SFF is losing it's lovely star field and practically all elements that make SFF so recognisable when the new theme launches out of beta. After a bit of discussion with @...
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Low contrast on many Meta design elements makes it hard to read

I think this was brought up in one of the posts on the new design, but I'll throw it up here as an explicit problem. I don't know if it's my monitor/gamma settings, but I still have trouble reading ...
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Is that our new Logo?

In this blog post, we see the following: So, is the logo on the Tee the official, upcoming scifi.stackexchange logo? And is the new design coming soon?
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Username is hard to read in comments posted by the OP on meta

Apparently, when the contrast of some UI elements was increased on meta.scifi.SE per this request, one case was missed: the username of the question owner is still shown as light pink on white in ...
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Tag merge results are #eaeaea on #eaeaea on Meta

This is what I see after merging two tags on Meta: Please review the CSS on Meta and make sure all text is properly contrasted with its background.
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Spoiler styling in meta doesn't effectively hide 'spoilers'

In meta, using >! for spoilers gives us: It's clearly visible. I know that meta is not really a place where things are likely to be spoiled, but the formatting should probably still work ...
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Site CSS is broken, un-visited links appear blue, alignment in user profiles is off

Noticed this issue about an hour ago, see chat. Issue 1 CSS issues are causing all unvisited links to appear blue until visited, at which point they go the normal redish: Issue 2 When you visit a ...
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Can we please have our stars back? [duplicate]

One thing I miss in our new theme is our field of stars background image. Now I've noticed that the Mathematics Stack still has its background image, even though it already has the new theme. Can we ...
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Bold text on meta seems difficult to distingush from non-bold

This is regular text surrounding some bold text and not really different visually from it. This is regular text surrounding some bold text and not really different visually from it. It seems ...
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What is the origin of images in design of scifi.se (icons, sprites, logo)?

I found where accepted answer image comes from, but coundn't find the same information about other images.
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Cannot see my total reviews

The color on the Review stats (meta) is really bright and I cannot see the number of my reviews: But if I select it: I use Google Chrome Version 40.0.2214.93 on Windows 7.
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What does the Scifi & Fantasy stack exchange symbol mean? [duplicate]

This symbol is used by the SciFi & Fantasy Stack Exchange. What, if anything, are the meanings behind its component symbols?
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Favicon still in Beta [closed]

It looks like the Favicon is still showing the Beta icon. Can this be fixed, please (for Main and Meta)?
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Which SE site is a good place to ask about removing SFF custom CSS themes?

Meaning no offense to Jin, the current SFF theme is murder on my eyes (my eyes are probably more at fault than the designer :) I'm rather weak at CSS-fu, especially on the user side (e.g. fixing CSS ...
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Add Spaceship and Robot in background image

Current background image is also nice. But, it looks like something magical, old & religious. The tech touch is missing or overwritten. The image is full of interstellar space & two planets. ...