Top bar showing double color for Drupal Answers for both main site and meta site.

AFAIK the color for top bar is #212121 as mentioned in the blog. Check out the below screenshot. I can see this in opera and firefox on windows 7. It looks not nice on profile picture area.

normal screen

With background set to be 100% transparent, it looks like this:

100% transparent screen

The dark blue ends abruptly, creating double-colour effect after adding black semitransparent overlay.

  • It was #212121 yesterday. I like the idea of rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.8) - it should generate "almost black" tinted with the colour of a site. I just think that other parts of the themes should be fixed to really make it work.
    – Mołot
    Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 7:55
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    I edited in a second screenshot, interpreting OPs comment at Meta Drupal Answers as invitation to cooperate.
    – Mołot
    Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 8:03
  • @Mołot thanks for joining and pointed out the exact appearance!
    – Bala
    Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 8:12
  • Same issue on the Photography site.
    – Joanne C
    Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 15:09

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I have pushed a fix for this. It will go alive after the next production build.


This actually appears to affect all SE sites which had a custom top-bar previously.

They're using a background: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.8) to generate the "blackish" color for the top-bar. For a site like Stack Overflow, this is not a problem because the background behind it is white. However, on a site like Drupal, the background behind that is a header background image, which has a built-in background-color for the top-bar that starts to bleed through the 80% transparent black that's being used on top of it.

For example, I can also reproduce this on English SE:

Weird color bleeding

  • Ok, but I can not see any official post, If you check the blog I linked you can see the A Bigger, Blacker Bar
    – Bala
    Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 5:24
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    It's an oversight. I doubt they tested this on other themes. They'd need to make it a solid color or fix the background images so they don't do that anymore.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 5:24
  • @Bala only conversation with ♦ even remotely about this I recall was this comment and further discussion. I mean, it looks like an amazing coincidence I ask about something yesterday in comments and it is implemented (with little bug, but anyway) today.
    – Mołot
    Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 8:12
  • FWIW: meta.scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/3232/…
    – Shog9
    Commented Dec 8, 2013 at 20:36

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