The font color of hyperlinks, especially unvisited hyperlinks, on UX meta (yellow on a white background) is very hard to read. Maybe we could add more contrast?

  • You're referring to the unvisited link color I assume?
    – Ben Brocka
    Commented Apr 9, 2012 at 20:25
  • Yes, the titles of the questions before you opened them. :visited links are easier to see, but still rather light.
    – Nick
    Commented Apr 9, 2012 at 20:27
  • Agreed, the unvisited link text is a bit bright on white.
    – Ben Brocka
    Commented Apr 9, 2012 at 20:28
  • I've updated the question to refer to hyperlinks in specific.
    – Nick
    Commented Apr 9, 2012 at 20:34
  • Basically, SE should steer clear of yellow.
    – fredley
    Commented Apr 10, 2012 at 14:23
  • @fredley poor yellow, gets no respect. A highly problematic and polarizing color however.
    – Ben Brocka
    Commented Apr 10, 2012 at 18:19

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Note: The colour currently used violates WCAG compliance for readability.

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Note also: The :visited colour is just about compliant, but still not ideal.

  • I'm not colorblind, but I have an exceedingly difficult time telling what each color MEANS. The darker, more readable color is the color of a link that I've already visited, while the paler, more squint-inducing color is one that I have yet to go to. It confuses me every single time I look at the "Related" list in Meta.
    – Karen
    Commented Apr 10, 2012 at 19:37

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