The Notifications and Private Message alerts in the navbar are looking pretty boring.
Discussion here: http://area51.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=81&t=50516
We can update them, to follow what most every other app/site does, and grab the user's attention with nicer looking alert bubbles.
1. Display nothing (including no more 0) when there are no notifications or alerts:
2. Nicer alert bubbles grab the user's attention better than before.