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The logo is really low contrast compared to elsewhere on UX, where the monochrome logo is used or the darker blue of the favicon.

low contrast UX logo

See here for a live example.

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  • The U definately needs to be darker. You can't see the star at all and the u is hard to see itself.
    – Ben Brocka
    Sep 27, 2011 at 15:35
  • Agreed, it looks pretty bad. Do we have freedom to change the background colour or only the U and X?
    – JohnGB Mod
    Sep 29, 2011 at 9:33
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    yeah - it should really be same blue as in the favicon or the drop down list of all sites from the top se navbar Sep 29, 2011 at 9:41
  • same issue on the top level SE sites listing: Sep 29, 2011 at 9:44
  • I've never even seen that blue on this site, it should be the same as the favicon. @JohnGB I'm not sure what you'd want to change the background color too, but almost all the other site icons have the same white background or the "sketchy" backdrop for beta sites.
    – Ben Brocka
    Sep 30, 2011 at 1:33
  • A dark border to separate the white background from the negative space on the icon would be a good touch, and would make the icon pop. Of course, it would be visually inconsistent, but it would also draw attention to the UX/UI Q&A ... which really does need more (general) attention. Apr 22, 2013 at 2:45

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