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dbechrd
Dan
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A man named Dan.

#6621 [Resolved] Usability: Eye strain due to "Matrix"-esque background image throughout the site
10 months, 4 weeks ago Edited by Andrew Chronister on Nov. 5, 2016, 12:46 a.m.

This image


is used as a background in various places around the site. While I appreciate the idea, in practice it makes reading black text a bit of an eye-straining task.

For instance, notice the background behind the description on my profile page.

I like what the "Recent Forum Posts" section does: use this image as the background, but put foreground text in a white < div > rather than a transparent one to give the text solid contrast and keep readability at its best.

Dan was here.
ChronalDragon
Andrew Chronister
165 posts
2 projects

Developer, administrator, and style wrangler

#9251 Usability: Eye strain due to "Matrix"-esque background image throughout the site
4 months, 2 weeks ago

Use of these backgrounds was reduced across the site and now only appear in a couple places. Remains to be seen whether they'll survive the redesign. Marking as resolved for now.