A majority of the changes are not visible; these tweaks go along with recent updates that were made to Stack Overflow:

  • We have moved the site's CSS to a newly refactored LESS system, so that it's easier for us to fix SE network CSS bugs globally and launch new features in the future.
  • We updated some of the graphics to SVG for retina support.
  • We've fixed a LOT of obscure bugs that arose when new features were not thoroughly tested across the entire network.
  • We are launching the shiny new user profile!

Visually it should "feel" the same as the old site with slight layout adjustments.

This update should retro-actively fix most of the old design bugs. If you see any new bugs, or old ones not yet fixed, please post an answer here to let us know!

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    Any chance this will also include the much-desired Stack Snippets feature?
    – blah238
    Commented Jul 6, 2015 at 22:25
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    @blah238 Sorry, that's not part of this update. But I've pinged a few people to try to find out the status of the feature request in the meta post you've linked. Commented Jul 7, 2015 at 14:14
  • Will the cosmetic issue described at meta.gis.stackexchange.com/q/3954 be addressed by this?
    – PolyGeo Mod
    Commented Jul 7, 2015 at 21:18
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    @PolyGeo I posted an answer on the post you linked. Commented Jul 8, 2015 at 16:47
  • @blah238 we (moderators) emailed the stack exchange employees (September 2014) regarding snippets from the previous meta question meta.gis.stackexchange.com/questions/3771/… this was not followed up until now. This feature would work very well for GIS SE. maybe kurtis can update on this
    – Mapperz Mod
    Commented Jul 15, 2015 at 14:17

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Thanks for the updates and work! I'm sure it will take a bit to absorb and get used to the changes, and figure out if something is a bug or just new/different.

One thing I noticed, and I'm not sure it's a bug or just a design change, but block quotes used to have a different color background (green) than code blocks/wrap. Now they're the same gray.

This is a block quote.

This is an indented code block.

While they do use different fonts and have different properties (scroll bars, auto-formatting, etc.), I found the color distinction to be very helpful/useful.


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