Currently, when a question is tagged with one of your favorite tags, it gets a background color to better get your attention:

background color highlighting

On some sites, this can be somewhat overwhelming. I'm proposing limiting this highlighting to tags only; for example, a border on the favorite tag:

tag border highlighting


  • I'm biased, but I like it a lot. Easier on the eyes too!
    – Haney StaffMod
    Aug 25 '14 at 20:12
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    I kinda like the way it does it now to be honest. It's far easier for me to see the questions I'm interested in at a glance (well, it is if you haven't got every tag under the sun favourited!) with the current highlighting.
    – JonK
    Aug 25 '14 at 20:12
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    What about changing the background of the featured tag as well? A little darker or something?
    – Haney StaffMod
    Aug 25 '14 at 20:13
  • @Haney That would be a happy medium I think, keeping the higher visibility. Perhaps change the hyperlink colour as well (or is that a little too much?)
    – JonK
    Aug 25 '14 at 20:13
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    I don't like this because it takes your sight away from the question title and onto the tag(s) themself. I like it the way it is.
    Aug 25 '14 at 22:36
  • Why not just make the color lighter so it's not so overwhelming?
    – animuson StaffMod
    Aug 25 '14 at 23:00
  • @animuson yes, that's a possibility, too. I should most likely have asked this on meta.so (and I probably will do that later), as our homepage redesign puts a lot of highlighting on one's SO homepage. Aug 25 '14 at 23:02
  • @JarrodDixon I posted a similar question here, a bit different styling than yours, if you're interested, check it out. meta.stackexchange.com/questions/278354/…
    – matt.
    Apr 16 '16 at 2:00
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    @ᴉʞuǝ looks good - i'll make sure our designers see it. Apr 16 '16 at 2:02

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