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Can we ask staff for a new colour scheme?

In light of the new site-wide purple debacle - Did the purple highlight just get worse? [& link to initial launch within] could we ask that our purple be swapped for something less… glaring? The ...
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Music's updated site theme is 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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Why does the "Ask Question" button have two different colors?

The color changes in both the main site and the meta: On question lists On question editing panels
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Favicon confusion

When I see the favicon from the new site design, especially in the Hot Network Questions list where it's decontextualized, it looks to me like a set of three books on a bookshelf, not piano keys. It ...
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Words split over lines in questions on mobile site

I just noticed over the last couple of days that questions have words split over lines on the mobile site. I'm pretty sure this didn't happen before. Anyway, it doesn't look right. Here's an example:
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Bad background color for favourite questions

The highlighting of questions with your favourite tags are a bit strange. The light red color makes it feel like the questions are deleted or something.
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Incorrect achievement icon in Achievements dropdown [duplicate]

The dropdown uses Music.SE design of badge even when displaying a badge from a different site. Here I have a badge on Mechanics.SE but there is a little note sitting there in the Achievements box - ...
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Can we customize the checkmark for accepted answers?

Now with the new design a lot of elements on the site have become more music-like. I particularly like the note glyphs for the badges. The upvote and downvote buttons were discussed and voted on, but ...
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Bottom of the logo is cut off

At default (100%) zoom and scaling at 1920x1080 resolution, I am seeing the bottom of the new logo being cut off. It's most noticeable on the curved letters ('C' and 'O'): I see this in all of the ...
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Badges from other sites [closed]

Seeing music note badges for WorldBuilding and CodeGolf just strikes me as odd. Is it possible to have regular badges for these other sites and keep music badges just on posts related to this stack? ...
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Badge font too dark on mobile site

I was using the mobile site earlier and noticed that when you click on a badge to view info about it, the font turns dark and is really hard to read:
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Proposed change to badges: Flip the half note, center the whole note

I really like the idea of the badges, however the lack of stem in the whole note just makes the badges seem off. I'm sure I'll get used to it eventually, but I have a suggestion for a slight ...
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Separate code rendering and jTab

I feel like jTab and code snippets should be created and presented differently, have a look at the current design: jTab Code In my opinion at least, neither design works. The text for the code ...
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Question color is too light

The color of the question titles on https://music.stackexchange.com/ is #817bd3, which does not follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. It'd be great to darken the color. From ...
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Badges not notes on the user profile page

The "next badge" dialog correctly displays bronze and silver badge progress with notes instead of dots to decorate the badge titles. But the current badge counts still use the dots. Hopefully that ...
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The header is preventing question links to be clickable [duplicate]

As noted by Matthew Read here, it seems links are partly unclickable. I'd blame the header: From this question, apparently it's the same with revisions: And come to think of it, probably the same ...
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'Return to question' is not clickable on the Revisions page [duplicate]

I was looking at the revisions of this post: What is Tanam in Music? And while on the revisions page, the Return to question is not clickable: I cannot highlight it with my mouse either. The same ...
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Wonky table on "Select your next badge"

On main and meta - table overhangs the window:
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Open Tab Font loses definition

Last one for now, promise! The font used for open tabs, and the "Reviewed-action" labels doesn't have the best definition - see the image below. There's no whitespace left in the middle of the e's, ...
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Unclickable Link on Flag Summary/Review page

https://music.stackexchange.com/users/flag-summary/10938 On "Flags for [Username]" at the top, my username is formatted as a link, but unclickable - it's a proper link on other sites. (looks like the ...
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Cramped badges and missing gold badge on meta

This is the accounts section of my Meta profile: The gold badge is missing. (The gold badge symbol is missing across the whole of the meta site.) The badges are all cramped up (I presume a bug, as ...
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Logo needs to be updated on the Network Profile

I assume this is something that is in the plan to eventually implement, I'm just making sure it wasn't overlooked. The logo on the Network Profile is still showing the beta logo instead of the new ...
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Tag and tag backgrounds are not high enough contrast

One small design issue - the tag backgrounds and especially tag badge backgrounds are very light. Easy enough to read on my evening settings with f.lux, but not on default settings in Chrome on ...
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New Site Design Launched!

Congratulations! As you can see, the new site design just went live. Later this week a themed the Twitter account, newsletter template, and chat room will be made for the community based off of this ...
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Music.SE Site Design (With an updated logo and color!)

UPDATE MARCH 28, 2016 Thank you to everyone who took the time to review and provide feedback. Based on your feedback, the following changes are being made to the design: Logo A few people mentioned ...
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Music Community Site Design Ideas — Input Welcomed! [duplicate]

My name is Joshua, and I'm a Senior Product Designer at Stack Overflow. And, congrats, I will be working on your community's site design. Congrats! I've reviewed a previous post discussing the site ...
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