In light of the new site-wide purple debacle - Did the purple highlight just get worse? [& link to initial launch within] could we ask that our purple be swapped for something less… glaring?
The original design change was a bug, now fixed, but it really didn't improve things much.

Personally, I'd be happiest with a grey/black theme - keeping everything else as it is, just changing the areas currently purple - but see what Movies & Tv achieved, below.

Graphic Design, Photography & Sound Design all look well on simple greyscale.
Movies & TV manages an interesting combo of blue headline text, red voting arrows [matching their banner] and simple grey user cards - so it can be done in a more subtle way.

tbh, I don't mind the purple header text - you can barely tell it's purple. It's just the big, punchy highlights.


The bugged version
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The fixed version
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Fixed version with 'new contributor' highlight
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Standard blue theme [as on most sites]
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Better, less emphatic blue [SE Meta]
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Plain grey, from Photography
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IMO, the last two are best.

…and while we're asking, could we sort out the visited/not visited links in here. Purple to brown? Who thought that was a good idea?

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    Thank you for the feedback and flagging this. Linking the MSE request here for visibility as well.
    – SpencerG StaffMod
    Nov 2 at 18:39
  • Thank you @SpencerG for the comment & status update. Most appreciated.
    – Tetsujin
    Nov 2 at 18:47


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