The colors for the edit page in stackapps is:

  1. Eye Hurting
  2. Makes text unreadable

Could it be changed to something nicer?

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  • 1
    Can read it just fine, without any eye pain at all
    – user289879
    Aug 4, 2015 at 13:45
  • 2
    To the close voter, there is no meta.stackapps.com. This site serves as Stack Apps's meta.
    – Doorknob
    Aug 4, 2015 at 22:24
  • 1
    Clearly that page was designed by a Longhorn.
    – Catija
    Aug 5, 2015 at 15:37

1 Answer 1


I just saw the hi-res (by clicking on the image) version of your screenshot and I can read the text clearly. I'm using MacBook Pro Retina with a 22.1-inch Dell Monitor.

As for the changing of the background color goes, SE's UI/UX team has made a custom theme for StackApps.com as a whole and not just for the "edit" page. I can clearly see the same theme has been carried over as I navigate through various sections/tabs of the site. If changed, then it should be made throughout the entire site and not just for "edit" page.

Also, one can always change the CSS code if your browser supports them. For example, Firefox with GreaseMonkey. See this answer for more details. You can restyle the web pages with popular Stylish browser add-on (extension). I use Stylish on few of my favorite websites.

Here is a screenshot of the StackApps edit page after using the "Stylish" Chrome extension (and here is FireFox add-on link.):

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All I did was, install the Stylish extension (took less than 20 secs), copied the relevant CSS code by doing inspect element, created a new style with obtained CSS code by changing (as shown below) the background-color hexa code and pointed it to https://stackapps.com/ domain so that it gets applied to every page of the site. You can also do this for a specific page.

.newuser {
    color: #fff;
    background-color: #000000;
    border: 1px solid #000000;
    border-radius: 5px;
    padding: 8px 12px;
code {
    font-family: Menlo,Consolas,Monaco,Lucida Console,Liberation Mono,DejaVu Sans Mono,Bitstream Vera Sans Mono,Courier New,monospace,serif;
    background-color: #EC7C44;

Please change the background-color #000000 and #EC7C44 to whatever is comfortable for your eyes. It's that easy.

  • Goes to write userscript Aug 4, 2015 at 14:29
  • @UnicornsAreVeryVeryYummy The answer also suggests "Stylish" Aug 4, 2015 at 14:33
  • @UnicornsAreVeryVeryYummy please see my updated answer. It's a temporary workaround. I use this on few of my sites Aug 4, 2015 at 15:46

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