Bad Color Contrast for Forums

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Post » Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:31 pm

I like the headlines :) Honestly, it's pretty much impossible to please everyone when making changes. We have had emails complimenting us on the new changes.
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Post » Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:55 pm

Hey @tulamide, how strong you are seeing the headline shadows?

I noticed that in some monitors the shadows are almost inexistent, while in other they appear subtle. My guess is that maybe your monitor are on the other side of the spectrum and appears very pronounced.
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Post » Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:33 pm

@Animmaniac
It's hard to tell wether it is strong or subtle. I just notice them clearly.
But it is not the shadows alone that bothers me. It's the composition of font and shadow - it just doesn't fit to the rest of the design. And to be honest, that ugly shiny color concept overall is a strain on the eyes. (is it "on the eyes" or "to the eyes"?)
I used to take my time to read as many posts as possible. But currently I can't stand it longer than 1 or 2 minutes.
It isn't very user friendly, at least not for dvi-connected LED displays.

I'd prefer much more contrast and darker colors. Readability and overview are the most important aspects for a forum, I'd say.
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Post » Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:19 am

Great work Tom, everything's becoming much more readable again :)

You're still getting some contrast problems, but it's much better than before (I can use checkmycolours.com now too which is cool, I guess the site isn't using https anymore?)

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Post » Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:41 am

I like the direction of the new design. Looks a lot more professional IMO. Good job Tom.
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Post » Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:22 am

I thought this was a deliberate design for Halloween at first. The colour choice is a sickly green, as though the website looks ill. Great for Halloween! But can we get back to the version that didn't look grotesque once November rolls around? I don't think my eyes can take much more than a fortnight of this.
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Post » Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:33 am

=( Yeah, I only check the website now to see if the design's been fixed and keep my visit streak going. I'm going to have to save every Construct 2 Manual page individually and reformat them into a custom doc to be able to study it. Might have the time next month.
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Post » Sun Oct 21, 2012 4:21 pm

My main concern at this stage is that the text contrast is entirely readable for everyone - is this the case now?
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Post » Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:50 pm

Maybe at some point you can do another look for the forum, and have it as an option for those logged in.

Just the forum, so you don't have to redo the whole site. I personally think the site is losing a little bit of usability in favor of aesthetics.

It's not that big of a deal though!
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Post » Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:48 pm

[QUOTE=Tom] My main concern at this stage is that the text contrast is entirely readable for everyone - is this the case now?[/QUOTE]
Personally, I'd prefer the message body text to be #000 (rather than ? #666 ?).Velojet2012-10-21 21:50:36
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