Light grey text on white background is difficult to read

May 2, 2012 at 2:46 PM

The new codeplex metro theme seems to heavily use light grey text on a white background.  I am having a very difficult time reading the site now and I have pretty good eye sight.

May 2, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Thanks for the feedback! We're looking into the contrast issues that users have been reporting.

May 3, 2012 at 12:32 AM

We just pushed out an update to the text. Is it any better for you?

May 3, 2012 at 7:53 AM

are you dumb?

May 3, 2012 at 10:58 AM

I mostly like the fresh new look, but I agree there is a huge problem with the text. All the text looks a bit like bad ClearText rendering, and hurts my eyes!

The text update has improved it a little bit, but the font weight or color or rendering options still leaves it very light, making reading noticeably unpleasant compared to StackOverflow or GitHub. 

Please keep working on it - there is a real problem but it's probably not hard to fix.

May 3, 2012 at 11:00 AM

its harder than you think, once they try to change something, it's worse

May 6, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Either the contrast or my eyes are much better now. Thank you!