Here at Coffee Stack Exchange, we reached public beta about three days ago! This is exciting as we're slowly moving towards being a non-beta site! Graduated Stack Exchange sites have their own themes, including different icons for stuff like badges. Let's start thinking about what we'd like our site to look like: please answer this question with ideas about stuff like badge icons, downvote/upvote buttons, color themes, even the background! All ideas are appreciated!

  • Anyone can answer. Don't be shy! Feb 13, 2015 at 1:53
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    Coffee won't get its very own design until it graduates, but that's no reason not to dream about what it could look like. Carry on :)
    – hairboat
    Feb 13, 2015 at 1:54
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    This is like the preview for when Coffee graduates. Seeing how two users already got 1.2k in 16 days, we should be fine. Feb 13, 2015 at 1:57
  • See also this previous meta-question about a logo, which might also be useful for pre-graduation community promotion.
    – hoc_age
    Feb 13, 2015 at 19:25

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Badge Icons

My recommendation is that instead of the plain colored circles, there should be coffee cups. This would work great since who doesn't want a cup of coffee? This is like awarding cups of coffee to people. :-)

Downvote and Upvote Buttons

I would like to keep them just the way they are for some SE originality and it is easier to know what you are doing. If comfortable enough, there might be a green thumbs up for the upvote button and a red thumbs down for the downvote button.

Word Color

I would like to be optional will variety of colors. I'm think of chocolate brown, black, brown, light brown, and all sorts of brown and coffee related colors!


Just like Area 51's alien themed background, I hope we have a coffee themed background. There would be coffee cups, coffee machines, coffee beans, steam, and a light brown paint underneath all the decorations.


Well I got nothing else. I hope this gets chosen for the new Coffee SE site stlye (if this question survives and there are multiple answers...)! Good Luck to future answers and consider the other meta question about the logo!

  • Don't forget logo!
    – hoc_age
    Feb 13, 2015 at 19:23
  • I would prefer an 8-bit coffee mug as the logo.
    – qedk
    Feb 18, 2015 at 17:04
  • You could answer the question in the link the mod posted... Feb 19, 2015 at 21:08
  • body{background: #EDD4AC url(//cdn.sstatic.net/programmers/img/favicon.ico?v=8fef1c85f782) left top; } The trick is to, make another .png image and put the favicon in there, so that there's spacing (because most browsers do not support space yet).
    – qedk
    Mar 2, 2015 at 15:59
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    I'd prefer to see coffee beans as badges and maybe the coffee-cup as a logo..
    – Vogel612
    Apr 25, 2015 at 11:49

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