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Post by Mike on 10th November 2009, 2:38 pm

I have no idea how much control you have or do not have over things like this, but for old folks and/or folks who have always had problems with their color vision, some of the colors are too close together.

Take the four "tree" colors representing "viewed topic", "not yet viewed" (and repeat that pair for popular). There is barely enough difference to distinguish between them for an old fogie who has always been red-green impaired, certainly not enoguh difference so it would stand out. In other words, looking at trees for "viewed regular" and "unviewed regular" one above the other I can tell those apart, but seeing just one I couldn't tell you which it was.

But at least the site has stayed in the middle of the spectrum! My pet peeve is sites designed by young females using colors with short wavelength that older males with unimpaired color vision, just normal for their age and sex cannot tell from black! (even with both at a young age there is about a 2% difference in how far into the blue end depending on sex).

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Post by Adrian on 10th November 2009, 2:51 pm

I can't do much about the tree colours, they are all individual images and I'm afraid that I just don't have the time to recolour them all, test up load and the re up load the site.. sorry

The colour ranges are pretty much set at the moment and unless I can find a spare week to redesign the whole site, then I'm afraid that's how they stay Very Happy

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