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Old 11-04-2021, 06:46 PM   #91
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Consider this the 'playtesting' phase, not the 'design' phase.
My apologies for the wall of text! The main problem is where you are asking people to read both black and white text over a brown. This happens with the navigation elements, so it is a significant impediment for many people with color vision deficiencies.

TLDR: please consider replacing
  • uses of this brown: CA9859
  • with hex: A36A00
Samples:
  1. black and white text on your current brown, showing that white on brown has poor contrast (2.57:1)
  2. black and white text on the brown I am recommending, showing good contrast for both black and white
  3. your brown vs the brown I am recommending, illustrating that they are close, 1.76:1
It might well be the case that, for site aesthetics, the brown I am recommending is too dark. In that case, I will suggest you aim for at least a 3:1 contrast ratio. You can get that from: CC8500
  1. black and white text on other this brown, white text on brown background is just over 3:1, and black text is almost 7:1.
  2. your brown vs this other brown, illustrating that they are very close, 1.17:1

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Old 11-05-2021, 06:18 AM   #92
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The post indicator's contrast seems not great against the background colour.
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Old 11-05-2021, 11:42 AM   #93
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<Announcement of option to use approximation of the classic forum skin>
Thank you very much.
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Old 11-06-2021, 06:13 AM   #94
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I'm still using the Classic skin, and I just noticed that Fnorded text (i.e. supposedly invisible text, being in the background colour), is now visible as white text. Is it possible to define it separately for each skin?

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Old 11-06-2021, 11:27 PM   #95
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I gave it a few days, then switched back to the old with a sense of relief. I think this comes under "users always hate change" rather than any virtue of one or the other set of colors.
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Old 11-07-2021, 08:49 AM   #96
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I gave it a few days, then switched back to the old with a sense of relief. I think this comes under "users always hate change" rather than any virtue of one or the other set of colors.
It's not really an issue of "users always hate change" as it is the new color scheme really isn't usable.

It's not as migraine inducing as it was, but even with the changes, it still requires too much focus and strain to navigate and read. The thread and post links are just too similar to the background colors and sometimes just blend in. This has been pointed put several times by others but the designer of this scheme shows no desire to fix this issue so why use something that is still so broken? If it wasn't for the ability to change to classic colors, I would probably stop coming on here all together.
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Old 11-07-2021, 03:36 PM   #97
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Aww... It looks okay. TTTT, I was getting tired of the old mustard background :)
To me it always looked orange and Gold...

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Old 11-07-2021, 10:50 PM   #98
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The new scheme is far too bright for me. I used the color scheme chooser in the lower left to go back to the old forum colors, but they still seem to be brighter than they used to be, and the page for typing a message has the new scheme for the box around the message.

ETA: Coming back to it a couple days later, it seems normal with the old color scheme from the color scheme chooser. I think my perception was off because of the brighter version.
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Old 11-08-2021, 03:46 AM   #99
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While I will not go as far as Mr Draco and say that I will stop coming with the new scheme, this site would drop to once a week, if I have time. The new scheme is still painful to read, If this was my first visit, I would not be back.
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Old 11-08-2021, 05:19 AM   #100
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To me it always looked orange and Gold...

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