Bad Color Contrast for Forums

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Post » Sat Oct 13, 2012 5:48 am

The new color scheme hurts my eyes. Why try to fix something that's not broken? Now we have a painfully bright white with a medium-light blue font and light purple visited link. It strains my eyes to look at it. Please consider darkening the empty space to a light grey at least. White is too bright. And the font colors need to be more readable. Thanks.
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Post » Sat Oct 13, 2012 9:55 am

I agree. There once was one game related forum where I visited regularly for years, it had quite a simple look, but all the necessary functions and some ads. Then they decided to update it and gave it really different look because they were bored with the layout and it didn't take long until it was shut down. I think others did exactly the same thing as I did, they stopped visiting it, because it just felt wrong and unbalanced. nemo2012-10-13 10:02:17
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Post » Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:21 am

@ptbcomposer
You might want to look into your screen calibration. The "light blue" is actually a (rather cold but still) shade of green. So maybe your whitepoint is just way off.
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Post » Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:23 pm

I came here to post the same thing. I tried running a contrast analysis tool on the site, but it can't seem to pick up the url (probably the https). I find links especially hard to read.

Edit - I manually ran the colours through the WCAG 2.0 standards and the results were:

Blog text - Not passed
Forums text - Not passed
Forum links, visited - Not passed (did pass if text is bold)
Forum links not visited - Passed
Froum post headers - Not passed
Footer links - Not passedboolean2012-10-13 20:34:41
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Post » Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:05 am

I laid out my case on this other thread Manual Style Hard to Read Now and I showed new/old pics side by side, and discussed the issues with contrast/spacing/size.

Tom commented that they've gotten feedback indicating some people like the new look and they can't please everyone, but I haven't seenanyone who likes the new washed-out look, much less can make a case for why. I haven't read the manual for two weeks because I keep hoping they'll fix it. This is going to be a real problem, shortly.
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Post » Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:27 am

Yeah in my opinion the new changes are absolutely terrible. Giant goofy headers, ugly bright/minty teal color, little contrast, public restroom toilet paper texture, purple text for unread threads, too much space at the bottom. The old layout was just fine! Click "Log In" after browsing the forums for a bit - that looks like the new layout!
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Post » Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:32 am

It's minty fresh.
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Post » Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:47 am

I don't really care about how it looks. Content is important :D

but I'm kinda like that "public restroom toilet paper texture" on bg.
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Post » Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:49 am

I agree the text is too light, I'll be making it a lot darker. Readability is by far the most important thing for a website.
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Post » Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:23 pm

And while you are at it, @Tom, why not changing the ugly 90's style shadowed headlines as well?

(My eyes really hurt )
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