I've noticed that some of the elements in the new design don't contrast enough from their surroundings.

Example: - Hyperlinks are dark red, so dark that I have difficulty distinguishing them from black, especially on an LCD screen which isn't at the perfect precise viewing angle (from an angle the colours change slightly). - The accept-answer checkmark (which is clicked to select the accepted answer) and the accepted-answer checkmark are so similar that I can barely tell them apart.

For what it's worth I noticed the link problem on other SE sites as well.

  • Please note: the question is serious but the two answers I posted are for testing purposes. Nov 23, 2010 at 17:50
  • Just noticed: hyperlinks on meta are not red. They stand out a lot. On the main site the hyerlinks are indistinguishable from black for me. Nov 23, 2010 at 17:53

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I have lightened the gray check mark, and boosted the saturation of the green arrow a bit. Also made the red link(and visited color) a bit lighter. The changes will be in the next deployment. For the arrows you may have to hard refresh in case your browser caches the old image sprite. Note: these changes are for the parent site, not Meta.


This is a test answer


This is another test answer for testing the accept-answer flag on meta

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