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Not a Bug dropdown / transparent background

Discussion in 'Resolved Bug Reports' started by erich37, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    the dropdown background seems to have changed to transparent, which is harder to read.
    It is not transparent with XF 1.0.4 version.
  2. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    Seriously? Can't you read that?

    I think this is as designed, as the transparency is not disturbing me at all... In fact, I like it :)
  3. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    It was indeed intentional. If you would like to see it changed, please post in suggestions.
  4. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    thanks for the reply Mike.
    Yeah we like a modern and flashy design, but I see no benefit to this change.
    Readability is decreasing due to this change and I think readability should not be sacrified over design.
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  5. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    Readability has decreased with 5%, 10% tops. Do you really find it this annoying?
  6. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

  7. Luke F

    Luke F Well-Known Member

    I am ok with this
  8. James

    James Well-Known Member

    I didn't even notice it was a lowered opacity at first glance... so yeah, no problem here.
  9. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

  10. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    I like the transparent dropdown design!
  11. bambua

    bambua Well-Known Member

    Even outside of that it's a super easy change on your template.
  12. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    You could just add and alter the transparency into your extra.css when it arrives. If I'm being super duper critical the text isn't so much hard to read but when underlying text is underneath it can be a little bit of a distraction but that is me trying to find a fault with the opacity being lowered which really isn't that much of a problem.

    .Menu .primaryContent {
    background-color: rgba(252, 252, 255, 0.96);
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  13. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    I am just thinking of users who are not in their twenties but of older age who might have trouble to read the text quickly........the more time it takes to read a text, the more annoying it gets to use a website.

    This design might look flashy and cool, but I think especially having this at the navigation-bar (which is the most important area) is not the best idea.
    Especially at the navigation-area readability is more important than design......

    I am also thinking of how good the text will be readable given you are using an image for the "Notices".
  14. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    The slight transparency won't impede readability.
  15. Floris

    Floris Guest

    Please don't quote something you clearly don't understand.

    XenForo is actually compliant with the above (outdated) link on almost all of the points.
    And none of that document mentions ANYTHING about the non-issue reported in this post.

    If you want to talk about accessibility, it is a completely different discussion than what this thread is about. This thread is about using CSS which sits on top of the web content. Which is accessible, clearly.

    Blind or bad eye sight, otherwise visually handicapped, or physical handicap requiring a third party machine to translate and use online sites, browsers, etc, will have no problem with the following web content, such as the menu, with and without the design.

    Having albinism myself, with glasses on I see about 25% of what a normal person at 80%-100% might see, there's no difference in the clarity of the font itself, the transparency is to the menu, not the font. Which is very easy to read on a system that uses clears the fonts up such as OSX and later versions of Windows - or especially designed for assisted / accessible devices / programs.

    Since it is just feedback, thanks for sharing. Solution to your individual problem: Change the CSS again on your own site. On the average XenForo site I can tell you that the majority won't even notice this subtle change. And that those who do notice it find it nice, and will not notice a decrease in readability.

    From the millions of visitors to thousands of XenForo sites, I bet you're the only one pulling the accessibility card. Reason: You clearly don't know what you're talking about and it's a pure insult for those who are depending on sites being conform these w3c RECOMMENDATIONS.

    Yes; w3c is not mandatory, it's a recommendation. And still, XenForo is checking the checkbox on 9 out of the 10.

    Find me 20 fortune 500 web sites that can match XenForo's approach.

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