After a few minutes, I've come to strongly dislike the dots on the background. Why not just a pure white?

(If it's just me, I suppose it's easily fixed in my user CSS.)

  • P.S. Jin, in spite of my nitpicks, I do like the design, thanks! Jan 13, 2011 at 21:28
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    I didn't even notice.
    – tshepang
    Jan 13, 2011 at 21:36
  • @Tshepang I didn't either; I have trouble seeing it even when I'm looking. On the other hand, I barely see the blue background on interesting-tagged posts Jan 13, 2011 at 22:24
  • I always thought something was wrong with my screen, barely visible though.
    – taffer
    Jan 25, 2012 at 20:24

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This is by design. It should be barely visible. Judging by your other design related reports, it seems your monitor's gamma is a bit off. Are you having the same problem when visiting the site from other computers?

  • Even though the texture is barely visible, I still think it is not an appealing texture - enough so that no texture would be better. Perhaps a similarly low-contrast texture that is something other than dots would work? I tried very light both 1px and 2px horizontal strips and found them slightly better, but there is almost certainly something better we could do. Jan 16, 2011 at 20:23
  • I've now tried on a few different monitors, and the dots bother me on the monitors that I find the most comfortable. My gamma is probably off: I read text all day and never need accurate color rendering, so I chose settings that were good for reading text. User CSS it is. Jan 18, 2011 at 23:31

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