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Enable syntax highlighting for code

I support this. (Vote here if you support this, too.) As a computational chemist I am clearly biased, but currently cannot find any good reason to not have code highlighting. I have seen enough ...
Martin - マーチン's user avatar
21 votes
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Change “for scientists, academics, teachers and students”

"... for scientists, academics, teachers, and students in the field of chemistry."* "scientists of chemistry" and "academics of chemistry" are awkward compositions, so I think that simply "... for ...
hBy2Py's user avatar
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Change “for scientists, academics, teachers and students”

The current description implicitly excludes laymen from our target audience. Surely our site welcomes anyone with a good chemistry question or a good chemistry answer. SE Earth Science does not ...
Yoda's user avatar
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Enable syntax highlighting for code

This is enabled, but not by default - lots of existing posts use code formatting for things that don't benefit from syntax highlighting, and I don't see any pervasive language tags that would be ...
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Chemistry's updated site theme is ready for testing!

There are few things I like about the update, and some others I don't. I think overall the functionality is preserved and the rest are some design choices I will get used to (like I did with the 'old' ...
Martin - マーチン's user avatar
7 votes

Should chem.SE use Georgia font?

I concur that georgia is suboptimal for our number heavy site; not to mention that zero and lowercase o look the very similar [0o0o]. I would prefer not to use \$ \$ to make numbers presentable. ...
A.K.'s user avatar
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My user page is wider than my browser window in the new layout

Yep! This is because we haven't made the entire site responsive yet. It's not a bug so much as still on our to-do list. It's part of why we've asked Help us improve the user profile and settings on ...
Catija's user avatar
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Chemistry's updated site theme is ready for testing!

status-completed The OP highlighting is uncomfortably close to the deleted-posts background This is similar to what happened earlier on Academia, and presumably the fix should be identical. The ...
Emilio Pisanty's user avatar
6 votes

Enable syntax highlighting for code

I support this too. But I think it should have to be explicitly enabled by each post's author We don't have the same natural categorization system as does Stack Overflow: we don't have python or ...
hBy2Py's user avatar
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Changes in UI mess with design of the "lab bench"

thanks for reporting. This is indeed because of black top bar becoming taller. Fix is waiting in repo for next build, so you should be able to see it in next couple hours.
Paweł's user avatar
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Should chem.SE use Georgia font?

I'm not a designer nor I have a major in typography, so the following is a pure subjectivism. I think that half-measures are evil, and attempting to fit subscripts in chemical formulas with the ...
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Can we have a font that harmonizes with inline MathJAX?

After graduation, we have a better-matching font. I am still not completely happy with the current state. I looked how much effort it would be to make \ce fit ...
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Chat welcome message missing the “Okay, I'll keep it in mind” button, hence can't be dismissed

Thanks, fixed now. The chemistry.se theme has extra styling for buttons in the bottom area, and those extra styles were incorrectly applied here as well.
Oded's user avatar
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4 votes

The “Congratulations!” notice on the user profile page is not shown correctly

Congratulations for finding the bug... :) This should be fixed now, it'll be live after our next production build.
Stéphane's user avatar
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2 votes
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Quote box coloring, should it stand out more?

The quote box here on Chemistry seems to be exactly the same as the quote box over at German and Travel. Thus, I suspect very strongly, that it is the same quote-box networt wide — minus a few ‘lucky’ ...
Jan's user avatar
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Some text is barely showing in answers in the tour due to MathJax formatting

As I was about to change the question used for the tour I noticed it was already exchanged. It now uses a less MathJax loaded question and the gradient should now work properly.
Martin - マーチン's user avatar
2 votes

Should chem.SE use Georgia font?

I think the choice of oldstyle numbers was at least somewhat influenced precisely by the large number of numerical subscripts in chemistry meaning that plain-text typed H2O would at least somewhat ...
Jan's user avatar
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1 vote

Should chem.SE use Georgia font?

One answer that would be more broadly for Stack Exchange in general is to allow users to select the font they desire from a small list in the site settings. Of course there would be a default/...
A.K.'s user avatar
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Should chem.SE use Georgia font?

It's not the best choice, but I think it is preferable to what was before. You might want to check out the discussions when we got the graduate design, it's one of the points I mentioned: https://...
Martin - マーチン's user avatar

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