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Whoa!? What's with the *blue*?

I just started my blue food diet ... it couldn't have taiinted my vision already.

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  1. I thought you were joking....but it appears you really are in search of blue foods! http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/889875

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    1. re: Dave MP

      C'mon Dave.

      Have you ever known me to be anything but serious? :-)

    2. Such a wide range of music to accompany your diet!

      1. when do you switch to orange?

        1. Anxiously awaiting for the skittles diet.

          1. I just noticed it as well. I'm getting the feeling that someone at Chow feels like they need to justify their job.

            1. It's not just you... it's an assault on all of our eyes this morning.

              Someone needs to take a basic web design course, or give me $20 and I'll fix this mess for them!

              Seriously... this color is showing as process cyan on my well-calibrated screen. Someone needs to stop fussing around with the style sheets.

              1. Of course, when we were all finally settling in with the new design and they had worked out most of the kinks.

                Engineering: it's *really* unpleasant to look at! Can you at least make it darker? Or just go back to red?

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                  1. re: ipsedixit

                    Good to know, though I think I use CH on my iPhone about twice a year. The mobile functionality leaves a lot to be desired, and coupled with AT&T's pathetic service it's an exercise in futility.

                    1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                      Even with blazing fast wi-fi, I can't get the hang of navigating CH on my iPod. It's clunky and I always give up without posting.

                1. And then there was the "black & blue" period http://web.archive.org/web/2000120504... (all thanks to Linda Whit on another thread here).

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                  1. re: Servorg

                    Ahh, the good old days.

                    I now have flash backs to running DOS on my IBM PC.

                    1. re: Servorg

                      I *thought* that looked familiar, Servorg! :-) (And fun to see how often The Big Dog posted on the Boston board.)

                        1. re: Servorg

                          Ah, when simpler meant something. All the window dressing hasn't made being a CH better.

                          1. re: HillJ

                            But it hasn't made it any worse either...but then I've always been a function over form guy from the get go.

                            1. re: Servorg

                              function over form.....and free. in the archive days we didn't discuss anything more than where to eat and new joints of food discovery.

                              1. re: HillJ

                                The form allows for advertising, which means this site remains free. That alone, in my book, makes it "better".

                                  1. re: ipsedixit

                                    that's also what happens when your small hang out becomes a popular hang out...and turns into a business.

                                    1. re: HillJ

                                      But c'mon HillJ,

                                      I'm all for nostalgia, but without the new format you couldn't use a fancy avatar with jarred pickles, right?

                                      1. re: ipsedixit

                                        rofl...smarty pants...well, there you go and win me over..

                          2. Kinda like the new layout as I see it.

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                            1. re: hannaone

                              Thanks for including that screenshot because I had no idea what the fuss was about. All I see is the brighter blue for some typeface links. None of the sky blue background nor the hospital green tones, even after allowing all scripts on the page.

                              1. re: Melanie Wong

                                hannaone customized all that shading & coloration - it's not the standard view for everyone. That brighter blue typeface you mentioned for many of the links is what's bothering those of us who don't like it. I personally think it's very glare-y and hard to read.

                              2. re: hannaone

                                I'm not seeing that either. Mine barely changed.

                                1. re: hannaone

                                  But aren't those your personal Windows settings?

                                  1. re: LindaWhit

                                    My sense of humor is a little skewed sometimes.

                                    Yes those are settings I did for the Stylish Add-on for Firefox, Melanie linked to the style sheet above.

                                2. I don't mean to belabor what amounts to really a silly issue, but why *this* particular shade of blue? Sort of like a hazy bastardized version of Aqua Turquoise.

                                  Why not stick with red?

                                  It's obviously Chow's prerogative on how they want to design the site and they certainly don't have to answer to my inane queries, but just really curious.