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Q&A Taking our design to the next level: feedback wanted

Make another pass over the color choices Just some general observations here... Blue background is used to highlight that a question has no answers, but also for action buttons (ask question, fil...

posted 1y ago by Canina‭

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#1: Initial revision by user avatar Canina‭ · 2021-06-09T08:11:54Z (over 1 year ago)
## Make another pass over the color choices

Just some general observations here...

Blue background is used to highlight that a question has no answers, but also for action buttons (ask question, filter results, ...), but not all of them (select preset, save preset), let alone action or navigation links (expand, tag names, category names, ...).

Mid-gray background with white text is used for tags, but only in the filter dialog, and for unselected choices in one-out-of-many ("posted in the last"), but not for all of them (compare the posts/tags/edit triad).

Strongly blue text is used to highlight the username of the user who has the most recent activity on a post (which looks like it's supposed to link to something), but apparently not much else, making it stand out quite a bit from pretty much everything else on the page. Is the username really *that* important?

**Please don't get me wrong;** some amount of color makes for a nice touch to an otherwise very text-centric site, and at least to me (with documented fully adequate color vision) the colors themselves work well together. However, I think the colors of the various elements could benefit from being more clearly chosen to convey meaning, in the sense of "what will happen if I activate this thing?". For example, having two color pairs for buttons (important and less important) might be beneficial, but three (never mind four or more if you include action links that aren't rendered as buttons and the tags in the filtering section) seems excessive.