There's a.. 3.9% colour difference between the background of code and the default answer background (245 vs 255) - could this be made a little easier to see?

For code it's not too big a problem, it stands out due to the syntax highlighting.. but block-quotes (someone elses words most likely) look very similar to the rest of the question, aside from a slight indentation..

Perhaps a subtle border would help?

Edit: The way SuperUser does this is great, could it be extended to the other sites?

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    This problem is even worse if the post has a background color (like green for accepted, red for deleted, etc). Commented Jul 2, 2009 at 3:08
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    Do whatever you want for quotes, but please please keep the code display clean - without any graphic "bar".
    – Lazer
    Commented Jul 5, 2010 at 14:57

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I get quite different effects on the different screens I use - what looks OK on one is almost hidden on others. I'm in favour of subtlety over shouting with the colours, but I support a slightly increased contrast.

  • Same experience here.
    – mmyers
    Commented Jul 3, 2009 at 0:02

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