A couple of days back, the color of the green box indicating reputation change changed to light blue. Ok, it's a winter bash thing, I get it. Or - maybe it wasn't. Anyway, now it's light green. Why? :-( ... the deeper green was much more emotionally satisfying, with nice strong contrast.


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Darker green color was better from a usability and accessibility perspective. It had more contrast and it was easier to read thin white numbers on darker background.

I could live with a changed color only on the recent achievements box, but this is not the only place where color has changed. There are numerous other places like linked and related accepted posts, list of accepted questions and answers, etc....

I can barely read the numbers now and this is a great problem for me. Please revert the color to the old one.

And when we are discussing colors, some other colors (light blue were changed too, again for the worse).

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    But why would they even do this? Is it this attitude, but applied to website style and colors?
    – einpoklum
    Commented Dec 15, 2019 at 18:53
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    I don't know... maybe it is just that nobody from within the company suffers from some visual impairments where this particular change has negative impact. Otherwise they would complain. Commented Dec 15, 2019 at 18:58
  • That would be exactly what I mean - not running this by anybody except for the developers. (Also, I don't even have an impairment and I noticed the contrast issue.)
    – einpoklum
    Commented Dec 15, 2019 at 19:01
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    Oh, yes... I can see it now... I was half blind from focusing on new green boxes ;) Commented Dec 15, 2019 at 19:21
  • (Re "...read thing white numbers...": Do you mean "...read things like white numbers..."? Or something else?) Commented Dec 17, 2019 at 0:36
  • @PeterMortensen thin white numbers Commented Dec 17, 2019 at 8:16

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