The top bar's recent problems were mostly fixed, however there's still one thing that bugs me:

small text used for notification count

The number is smaller than before, and harder to read. Compare with how it used to be before the changes:

notification count before changes

Two factors affect the readability from what I see:

  1. Font size - became smaller.
  2. Background around the number - used to be a spacy rectangle, now it's a small circle.

Can the previous design of the counts be restored, or the existing design be improved please?

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    I love the circular one, but I’d juice up the padding and enlarge font size a bit
    – nicael
    Apr 7 at 13:58
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    @nicael well maybe for the reputation count circular design fits as the trophy icon is kind of circular. But the notification drawer is square, so circle just doesn't feel right hence less readable. Apr 7 at 14:07
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    @ShadowWizardSaysNoMoreWar I think it makes much more sense to design all bubbles with the same shape instead of trying to make each bubble "fit" its background icon...
    – wimi
    May 11 at 13:10
  • @wimi sure, I have no issue with same shape, but want it to be the shape it was before that's all. May 11 at 13:19
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    The padding around the numbers have increased.. Although, it does seem to hide the icons almost completely...
    – Justin
    May 13 at 1:28
  • @Justin yeah, well, it might still change again so until dev officially post something we can't really know. May 13 at 5:01
  • If anyone is interested, I made a userscript to revert the header bar changes: github.com/GingerIndustries/userscripts/raw/main/…
    – Ginger
    May 13 at 12:11
  • @Ginger thanks, and you also better post this as answer, comments are temporary and might vanish without notice. May 13 at 19:52


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