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Fixed Hard to distinguish which "Tab" in profile settings is selected

Discussion in 'Resolved Bug Reports' started by Mez, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. Mez

    Mez Member

    Because of the subtle blue hint not being particularly high contrast, it's hard to distinguish which "tab" in the UCP you're currently on - the most striking is the "header" yellowy colour...

    This also brings to light that the "Your Account" and "Personal Conversations" and "Settings" are different colours. While, after thinking about it, "Personal Conversations" and "Settings" are styled like this to be subheadings of "Your Account" - this isn't obvious without an initial "subheading"
    CyberAP, Darkimmortal, Mert and 3 others like this.
  2. Enigma

    Enigma Well-Known Member

    I've thought this a few times. It might make sense to have the high-contrast color (orange) be used to highlight the currently selected menu item, and use a different shade of blue or a blue background for the menu section headers.
  3. Mez

    Mez Member

    Attached is a screenshot of the nav in inverted colours, which shows the lack of contrast more clearly (and is how I generally check on contrast things!)

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  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    By "tab" do you mean the left hand menu items?

    The background colour is different, the font is larger and the menu item is written in 18pt black text at the top of the page.

    I can't see the problem personally.
  5. Mez

    Mez Member

    Yes I do

    Background colour is so close to the normal, it's indistinguishable. And the same for the font size.
  6. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    That'll learn you for using a nasty Linux desktop with a horrible font renderer and broken colour management :p
  7. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    making the active Tab with bold font would help.
  8. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Not for people with broken / incompetent font renderers it wouldn't (cough, Linux cough) ;)
  9. Cezz

    Cezz Well-Known Member

    I am a linux user and can see it fine, it is a little on the faint side but I can still see it just fine...
  10. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Perhaps I'm weighting my opinion too strongly on the ghastly mess I used to see on Mez' screen when he used to work at Jelsoft.
  11. Cezz

    Cezz Well-Known Member

    Fair enough... I know personally I haven't ever had problems with color/contrast on linux... though that may be more to do with high quality montiors that are correctly setup.
  12. Mez

    Mez Member

    Well, the screenshot's there so you can comment on my kerning now, though, it has improved a lot now I'm using Gnome rather than KDE (somehow, KDE just didn't seem to do it right).

    Also, not everyone has a nice fancy spectrometer to calibrate their screen with. I don't think that should be a pre-req for using XF
  13. Mez

    Mez Member

    Pfft... Darn font elitists
  14. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    I really cannot see the issue here :(
  15. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    I think that is the problem.
  16. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    Damn Linux hehehe

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