As previously promised, we've been listening to the feedback in the various forums and have just released some changes that will hopefully address the concerns some of you have had about the legibility of the text.
With the main update in November, we brought the styling of the text in line with the main RSPB site, but several people commented that it wasn't easy enough to read. We made some initial changes to make the text both larger and darker than we use on the main site but there were further requests to use a 'heavier' font, so we've now updated the community to use just that - it's now using a bolder version of the same font we use on the main site.
Several other changes have been made to make the text as legible and usable as possible throughout the community area, such as improving some of the text colouring and reducing the leading (ie. the space between lines) to fit more text into a screen view, while keeping it comfortable enough to read easily.
Please do reply to this thread with feedback... everyone is different and different browsers and devices display text significantly different in some cases, but we hope that this resolves the issues some of you have been having.
Please let us know!
THANK YOU! Now off to check it out. :-)
Immediate reaction is that it's certainly better (on this laptop anyway!) - darker & clearer
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The text is much better than previously, thank you.
Hi Elliott, although I didn't find the text a problem, I think it reassuring that improvements are still being made. Thank you for the update. Ian
Thanks Elliott, that looks much better on my desktop screen and on my small tablet.
Can I also remind you that live links didn't show up very well unless we made them bold or underlined them. Are you addressing that too?
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Yes, much better, thanks. Though the default text you type in on a reply (before you post it) is still very small, and with thin verticals, making it more tricky for those of us with older eyes to make out.
In reply to Karen B Suffolk:
Thank You, we are looking at what we can do about the reply text and will keep you posted when we find a solution.
In reply to TeeJay:
It’s definitely on our list. We’ll keep you posted once we find the best solution.
Looking good to me
Thanks for this update. Much easier on the eyes and glad you are looking into the size of type in the reply text.
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