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

ipsedixit Feb 11, 2013 03:06 PM

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

  1. ipsedixit Feb 14, 2013 10:53 AM

    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.

    #FirstWorldChowhoundProblems

    1. hannaone Feb 12, 2013 04:23 PM

      Kinda like the new layout as I see it.

       
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      1. re: hannaone
        Melanie Wong Feb 13, 2013 07:41 PM

        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
          goodhealthgourmet Feb 14, 2013 08:30 AM

          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.

          1. re: goodhealthgourmet
            Melanie Wong Feb 14, 2013 08:42 AM

            Ah hah, and here's the style sheet,
            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8814...

        2. re: hannaone
          chowser Feb 14, 2013 03:46 AM

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

          1. re: hannaone
            LindaWhit Feb 14, 2013 05:45 AM

            But aren't those your personal Windows settings?

            1. re: LindaWhit
              hannaone Feb 14, 2013 04:39 PM

              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. Servorg Feb 12, 2013 10:21 AM

            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
              ipsedixit Feb 12, 2013 10:30 AM

              Ahh, the good old days.

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

              1. re: Servorg
                LindaWhit Feb 12, 2013 11:55 AM

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

                1. re: Servorg
                  iluvcookies Feb 12, 2013 12:06 PM

                  I would be quite happy if they went back to this layout:

                  http://web.archive.org/web/2009042606...

                  1. re: iluvcookies
                    HillJ Feb 12, 2013 12:15 PM

                    Me too!

                  2. re: Servorg
                    HillJ Feb 12, 2013 12:15 PM

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

                    1. re: HillJ
                      Servorg Feb 12, 2013 12:31 PM

                      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
                        HillJ Feb 12, 2013 01:17 PM

                        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
                          ipsedixit Feb 12, 2013 02:00 PM

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

                          1. re: ipsedixit
                            HillJ Feb 12, 2013 02:06 PM

                            Oh I know blue dear, I know.

                            1. re: ipsedixit
                              HillJ Feb 12, 2013 02:09 PM

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

                              1. re: HillJ
                                ipsedixit Feb 12, 2013 02:11 PM

                                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
                                  HillJ Feb 12, 2013 02:13 PM

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

                                  1. re: HillJ
                                    Servorg Feb 12, 2013 02:16 PM

                                    he put you in a pickle...

                                    1. re: Servorg
                                      HillJ Feb 12, 2013 02:18 PM

                                      more than once!

                    2. goodhealthgourmet Feb 12, 2013 08:39 AM

                      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: goodhealthgourmet
                        ipsedixit Feb 12, 2013 08:41 AM

                        FWIW it's still red on mobile devices.

                        1. re: ipsedixit
                          goodhealthgourmet Feb 12, 2013 08:54 AM

                          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
                            iluvcookies Feb 12, 2013 08:59 AM

                            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.

                      2. iluvcookies Feb 12, 2013 07:01 AM

                        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. SnackHappy Feb 12, 2013 05:54 AM

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

                          1. chowser Feb 11, 2013 06:52 PM

                            Anxiously awaiting for the skittles diet.

                            1. porker Feb 11, 2013 04:56 PM

                              when do you switch to orange?

                              1. Veggo Feb 11, 2013 04:55 PM

                                Such a wide range of music to accompany your diet!

                                1. Dave MP Feb 11, 2013 04:34 PM

                                  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
                                    ipsedixit Feb 11, 2013 04:36 PM

                                    C'mon Dave.

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

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