My question is just simple and that is only common sense for me, we can choose favourite tags and I think the goal is to rise the questions we can answer, at least, and the questions which can interest us more than other in another part.

So, just to make a simple comparison, the contrast of colors between favourite tags questions vs non-favourite tags questions, is very good in Math.SE.

MSE contrast favourite tags questions

Whereas in Chem.SE the contrast between both is like this, almost non-existing.

CSE contrast favourite tags questions

So my question is, can we change that?

  • $\begingroup$ The contrast looks a little more obvious on my iMac than my MacBook, so I suspect that it depends on the quality of the screen. But generally speaking I'm with you that the design could be changed. I'm not sure how easy it is to get design changes done, but given the current incarnation has been around for a while I wonder whether there could be a larger discussion around making chem.SE look a little better/modern. $\endgroup$
    – NotEvans.
    Commented Mar 5, 2017 at 22:48
  • $\begingroup$ @NotCorey this is easy to change. This is just a little of CSS to change. Less than a line ;) $\endgroup$
    – ParaH2
    Commented Mar 5, 2017 at 23:02
  • $\begingroup$ The whole thing would be easy to change, I was more thinking of whom actually has the ability to play around with the files. $\endgroup$
    – NotEvans.
    Commented Mar 5, 2017 at 23:03
  • $\begingroup$ @NotCorey I sent also a message at support :) $\endgroup$
    – ParaH2
    Commented Mar 5, 2017 at 23:05
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    $\begingroup$ The devs usually also read the feature-request and bug questions on the child meta sites. They will probably come back to us here. The implementation should indeed be simple enough, fitting it into the existing colour scheme might need a designer to look at it. Since there are probably more sites awaiting a genuine new design (designing is the bottleneck for graduation), I would not expect this to be a priority. We will have to wait and see. Btw I have no problem with the way it looks now, but I would not mind a better contrast either. $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 6, 2017 at 4:15
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    $\begingroup$ Designer from SO here: seems like this shade of yellow is slightly lighter than shade we used to use in other places (usually, not always). I will update it with yellow used on Stack Overflow - it's slightly darker so should be more visible. $\endgroup$
    – Paweł
    Commented Mar 6, 2017 at 14:45
  • $\begingroup$ Funnily enough, I never had any difficulty recognising favourites. $\endgroup$
    – Jan
    Commented Mar 6, 2017 at 20:33
  • $\begingroup$ @Jan you're a conjugated porphyrin, duh. $\endgroup$
    – M.A.R.
    Commented Mar 7, 2017 at 6:29
  • $\begingroup$ @Paweł ETA when this will be done? (the usual 6-8 days?) $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 7, 2017 at 15:27
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    $\begingroup$ Should be live with upcoming build. $\endgroup$
    – Paweł
    Commented Mar 8, 2017 at 12:40
  • $\begingroup$ @Pawel so when will it change ? ... $\endgroup$
    – ParaH2
    Commented Mar 15, 2017 at 23:30
  • $\begingroup$ I guess this is no longer status-planned, but instead status-completed? $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 16, 2017 at 10:43
  • $\begingroup$ I believe @Martin-マーチン is correct and this was completed a long time ago. I updated the status tag to reflect that. If that's not the case please let us know. $\endgroup$
    – Rosie StaffMod
    Commented Jun 25 at 17:57


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