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Turn off the high-beams on Mobile Safari

When scrolling the various meta* sites at night on Mobile Safari, the larger soft-gray and translucent address bar is replaced with a smaller, but full white bar that lights up the entire room. [more inside]
posted by autopilot on Aug 7, 2023 - 2 comments

Add more space between Favourites link and Add Favourites button

On a touchscreen (iPhone XS portrait mode), about half the time I try to favourite a comment, I end up clicking through to the list of who’s favourited it. I don’t *think* I have particularly fat fingers... do other folks run into this? Any chance of adding an extra em of space there on mobile?
posted by sixswitch on Jun 27, 2019 - 40 comments

Why does this page display correctly even though the hack has been fixed

I found this page via the wiki, and wondered why it still displays correctly? Amazing to see it being tested and fixed in one page! I would like an ELI5 as well as a more technical explanation. Although this doesn't technically require community input I do feel it deserves to be seen (again in some people's cases.) (Noobs - scroll down to see!!) *smiley face emoticon*
posted by marienbad on Oct 17, 2015 - 27 comments

Professional Ghost Mode!

Is it me or has the CSS magically turned all links transparent? [more inside]
posted by DarlingBri on Aug 1, 2015 - 16 comments

Like browsing MeFi in a shrouded theater

A lot of people have complained about FanFare's professional white background. Well, DRUNK WITH POWER after somehow kludging together a successful CSS theme for /r/MetaFilter with zero experience, I decided to try my hand at giving our new subsite a makeover, too -- the layout is fine, but that glaring white is painful to read in a darkened teevee room. Inspired by the original soothing dark blue color scheme from film/TV review aggregator Metacritic (which discarded it for an unpopular redesign years ago), I put together a complete FanFare theme (screenshot*) that adjusts not just the background and text, but stuff like visited links, link hovering, the pop-up video button and lightbox, posting page notes, live preview area, and the sidebar and Deck ad box. You can install it in Firefox (with Greasemonkey or Stylish), Chrome (with Stylish or Blank Canvas Script Handler), and jailbroken iOS (with Userscript Loader, using this URL) -- it's tested and working properly on all three. [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Aug 8, 2014 - 63 comments


ThePinkSuperhero's profile page is the best evar. Or is it? Are there other user profiles with CSS or HTML awesomery?
posted by zippy on Apr 16, 2013 - 20 comments

PDF and other icons on links?

So in this thread some where complaining about no PDF warning. How about using some CSS magic (a[type="pdf"]) to add icons to links?
posted by slater on Jan 11, 2013 - 20 comments

Post/Preview buttons

The new css Post/Preview buttons buttons added last year don't have any :active styling. [more inside]
posted by Lanark on Mar 23, 2012 - 6 comments

Tiny type?

The front page CSS/HTMLl is broken? [more inside]
posted by jca on Feb 11, 2012 - 26 comments

Mmm. Text shadow.

I've been away for a couple of days, so I just noticed the text shadow on the preview/post buttons. I gotta say: They look ballin'! Keep the tasteful modernization of MetaFilter going!
posted by ignignokt on Sep 26, 2011 - 87 comments


We periodically have problems with remote ad servers hanging up page loading on MetaFilter and we'd like to tweak the homepage layouts to make this impact much less of a problem. However, I'm not sure how it will impact the greasemonkey script deleted post type features because the code will change a bit on the home page. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Jul 14, 2011 - 44 comments

Formatting question--whitespace, bulleted lists

How do I add white space between items in bulleted lists on Metafilter? [more inside]
posted by craniac on Oct 13, 2010 - 66 comments

I Like Big Body and I Cannot Lie

Why doesn't: javascript:void(document.body.style.fontSize='200%') increase the font size of MetaFilter pages? [more inside]
posted by 47triple2 on Aug 7, 2010 - 20 comments

CSS Halp!

We're getting ready to launch that event site we talked about earlier, but could use some CSS help. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Jun 22, 2010 - 72 comments

How do I disable MetaFilter's stylesheet / css permanently?

As much as I love MetaFilter, I hate its color scheme / stylesheet! (Sorry!) I find it hard to read. I want to permanently disable the css so that every time I visit the site I only see the basic html. I am using Firefox. [more inside]
posted by betamercapto on Apr 10, 2010 - 60 comments

Static Server Offline

Static server outage. The site will have some problems until we get this sorted out. [more inside]
posted by pb on Mar 24, 2010 - 231 comments

Giddy with the illusion of choice!

Just curious... why are the "Meta" and "Filter," "Meta" and "Talk," and etc. identifiers at the top left of each page discrete clickable elements instead of one clickable element comprising the entire compound word?
posted by Shepherd on Sep 3, 2009 - 33 comments

Induced, simulated, or acquired dichromacy?

Am I crazy...or is MeFi messing with background colors? [more inside]
posted by dylanjames on Jun 18, 2009 - 41 comments

Minor display error with IE 6 & 7

The stripy background at the top of the page is broken with IE. But what isn't, amirite? [more inside]
posted by ArgentCorvid on Feb 9, 2009 - 14 comments

Free style

A CSS fix for the line-height issue with <sub> and <sup>, an example of which can be seen in this thread. [more inside]
posted by furtive on Apr 4, 2008 - 41 comments

IE 8 update: 1 step forwards 2 steps back 2 steps forwards again.

Update on IE 8 standard support - IE will now render in standards mode by default, without any silly meta tag. [more inside]
posted by Artw on Mar 3, 2008 - 20 comments

Rounded tabs in the blue and green?

We've still got the CSS rounded tab corners in MetaTalk, so I assume they're not breaking anything - can we have them in the blue and green now? They're purty. Thanks. [more inside]
posted by nicwolff on Nov 20, 2007 - 25 comments

Huh? Wha?

Huh? Wha?
posted by dersins on Aug 21, 2007 - 18 comments

mom sez i can't play with sharp things

the tabs on metatalk have had the nice CSS rounded corners for weeks. how come the other sites still have those boxy square ones?
posted by quonsar on Aug 19, 2007 - 48 comments

Pimp My Preferences

Sorry if this is a dumb question, but is there a "metafilter skins" or "mefi css" customization repository where I can choose more interesting themes? Or some super-customization method? I'm really feeling the need to see some yellow and purple stripes with kitten wallpaper lately; feelin' weary with the same old blue, green, and grey after all these years.
posted by DenOfSizer on Jun 16, 2007 - 39 comments

Freedom! We're better than Myspace!

I added a new feature: Custom CSS for profile pages. You simply create a .css file on your own server, write whatever CSS you want, and it will load after all the mefi CSS when anyone views your user page. Here's mine (which loads this). Just plop in the URL of your custom CSS file on your server in your user prefs. Be sure to post here when you've got something cool to show. Let the ugliness/coolness begin!
posted by mathowie on Apr 14, 2007 - 185 comments

Mobile stylesheet?

Did this ever get done did? My symbian phone freaks out on the the current layout under opera, with a center column of nearly five or six characters in width bufferred by left-and-right margins approaching a quarter-inch-plus.

What I really want, of course, is a plain-text mobi.metafilter.com, but I'll deal.
posted by mwhybark on Nov 21, 2006 - 8 comments

Layout suggestion for horozontal rules on AskMe

Add a separator (horizontal line, blank line, whatever you deem appropriate) of some kind: (1) between answers in AskMeFi, and (2) between new and old questions on the front page. This would help break up the page a little more.
posted by davcoo on Aug 3, 2006 - 36 comments

CSS in Comments?

This comment looked fine on live preview. I was trying to indent the italicized part. I take it that CSS commands aren't a good thing to put into comments.
posted by oaf on Jun 4, 2006 - 4 comments

More styled CSS for some HTML elements, such as blockquote

Slightly better CSS: Could the CSS for useful elements like blockquote be improved so that quoted text from previous posts does not have to be faked with ? A now-common style of changed font, larger left indent, and line down the left side might work.
posted by joeclark on Apr 21, 2006 - 64 comments

Pony Request: Changes to super/subscript CSS

Improvements to CSS.
posted by five fresh fish on Feb 20, 2006 - 15 comments

I added more descriptive titles to metafilter

I added more descriptive titles to metafilter and ask mefi comment pages. Refresh your CSS to see them as they intended to look.
posted by mathowie on Feb 9, 2006 - 34 comments

Errors from style sheets

Firefox 1.5 is throwing up a list of errors from the Metafilter style sheets, mainly (but not solely) about 'font-color'.

Just thought you'd like to know.
posted by twine42 on Jan 28, 2006 - 12 comments

Mefi + Wiki + CSS = Good Stylin'

I might have been the last person to figure this out, for all I know, but if you pop the URL for the new MeFi stylesheet into the Stylesheet URL box on the Wiki's Edit Preferences page, it looks pretty damn good! Just thought I'd share, in case there's anyone out there slower on the uptake than me.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Jan 18, 2006 - 4 comments

AskMe CSS Bug?

Ask MeFi CSS Bug? Best answers aren't highlighted anymore. Firefox 1.5 Windows XP, no changes since yesterday when things worked fine.
posted by riffola on Jan 11, 2006 - 7 comments

CSS is mildly messed up

Wish you hadn't closed this thread so quickly, #1. CSS is mildly messed up (in addition to continuing problems you've noticed before) after your header fix on the plain-text theme, at least in IE (which I must use at work).
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Jan 11, 2006 - 8 comments

CSS-customized user pages

CSS-customized user pages: Possible ever again, or nothing more than the fever-dream of a madman? [mi]
posted by Gator on Jan 6, 2006 - 33 comments

Metatalk layout in Firefox unusual

At least in Firefox for Mac, the layout of Metatalk is weird. There's no lefthand margin; and the top of the page contains these links, etc.:

MetaTalk is a discussion area for topics specific to MetaFilter itself, ranging from bug reports to feature requests to questions of content. The posts are sorted by date, and tagged by category.

Some helpful links:

MetaFilter meetups that are in progress, being planned, and/or coming soon

MeFi Status Blog

The Guide to MetaFilter Wiki/FAQ

All sorts of extra MetaFilter stuff

Subscribe to MetaTalk via RSS Feeds:
RSS feed of this page Subscribe in NewsGator Online Subscribe via Bloglines
posted by ParisParamus on Dec 29, 2005 - 24 comments

CSS tweak to display filetypes

On noticing this comment, I thought about this comment (cute implementation example here): an easy CSS tweak that would eliminate guesswork about most link filetypes.
posted by Rothko on Sep 28, 2005 - 34 comments

Have you seen CSS3 columns in Firefox 1.5 beta 1 yet?

Have you seen CSS3 columns in Firefox 1.5 beta 1 yet? Do you think they make ask mefi easier to read on huge monitors? Here's a avi demo movie of them in action.
posted by mathowie on Sep 12, 2005 - 12 comments

CSS fix for horizontal scrollbar

I'd like to submit a bug-fix to MetaFilter default.css stylesheet. It fixes the Mozilla/Firefox page rendering (on Windows) so that it no longer generates an annoying horizontal scrollbar. After much tinkering, it appears to be fixed by the following small change to the stylesheet:

.tinydatetime {

font-size: 10px;
font-family: verdana, sans-serif;
font-weight: bold;
color: black;
padding-left:5px; < ------ change to b>margin-left:5px;
padding-right:5px; < ------ change to b>margin-rightt:5px;

It needs testing on non-Windows platforms however.
posted by smiffy on Jul 13, 2005 - 10 comments

Minor issue with metafilter CSS.

Minor issue with metafilter CSS. I use Safari, and have defined a custom CSS file to handle some default styling. For whatever reason, this forces most--but not all--*.metafilter.com links to appear in the link color I've defined; the boilerplate links at the top and bottom appear in Matt's intended yellow. I think that by adding the typical a:link etc selectors to MeFi's CSS would do the trick. It's possible I've done something goofy in my own CSS, I suppose.

This is a problem at a handful of other sites, but I notice it most at MeFi, because the lack of contrast makes links almost unreadable.
posted by adamrice on Jul 8, 2005 - 10 comments

HTML and CSS cleanup in aisle 40502

Spell with flickr = screwed up thread. HTML and CSS cleanup in aisle 40502, please. (Somehow the font is stuck small, the margin is borked, and I can't even figure out why. Nothing major, but it needs fixin'.)
posted by caution live frogs on Mar 17, 2005 - 7 comments

Something changed in the past day with the front page formatting.

Something changed in the past day with the front page formatting. The right hand column now seems to shove everything past the first few lines downwards...but only when you're logged in. I've tried it in both Firefox and IE.
posted by RockCorpse on Dec 28, 2004 - 6 comments

Someone posted using my handle!

Someone nicked my nick {more inside}
posted by clavdivs on Feb 11, 2003 - 17 comments

How about a call for redesign submissions?

After reading this previous thread, I started thinking. How about a call for redesign submissions? How about the ability to customize and select our own designs? I am aware of this feature, but I mean, completely different layouts. There are many, many, many, many css resources with solutions that are more than robust enough for metafilter's basic one column layout. Is this inappropriate for me to ask? I would like to see a Metafilter with several layouts to choose from, first on my list, would be coldchef's; just cause he's so friggin funny.
posted by folktrash on Aug 9, 2002 - 29 comments

CSS being killed on Mac

More than a few threads have had the css broken by tags like this:

It completely kills the stylesheet in IE5 on mac. Anyone else notice this problem? Are these tags added by the person posting, or are they part of the server side processes? I've been irked by the digression to no left margin, default font mess the page becomes because of this.
posted by Jeremy on Jun 20, 2002 - 9 comments

fake tags break css

Fake tags break CSS. I assume it has to do with automatic tag closure. If it must be done, using [faketag]brackets[/faketag] seems safe.
posted by Dean King on May 29, 2002 - 15 comments

I want a customized profile

[From the really small bugs dept.]:I was on my way to iconomy's blog and came across her user profile. It's all grey and faded. What's happened - and can I have one like it too?
posted by MiguelCardoso on Apr 30, 2002 - 6 comments

custom stylesheets

Not that don't like the look of MetaFilter, but I think it would be nice if the Customize page had a textarea field for specifying custom stylesheet rules. More inside...
posted by bschoate on Jan 21, 2002 - 19 comments

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