I love the new site design, but to me the links, particularly visited ones, are not different enough in color from regular text. In the example below the text 'this post' is a visited link:

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    +1. I agree - I was going to post something about this, too, and spotted your meta post about it. Commented Mar 11, 2014 at 20:57
  • +1 Also keep in mind, when dealing with colors and UX, that there are colorblind people. About 8% of the world's male population cannot distinguish between a whole variety of colors that graphic designers think look different from each other.
    – littleadv
    Commented Oct 26, 2014 at 4:08
  • So, who has the power to actually fix this?
    – Craig W
    Commented Oct 26, 2014 at 12:19

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Edit 7/18/2015: I think this is now complete with the changes announced here. It looks much better to me!

Edit 3/3/2015: I've asked about this issue on meta.SE.

This still hasn't been addressed, even though I've asked a duplicate question about it. And it's not just in the comments, but in the questions and answers that visited links are very difficult to see.

In a recent post of mine on this site, here is what some text with visited links looks like:

Personal Finance & Money:

a post with visited links from Personal Finance & Money

There are two visited links in there; the color of these links is #3a79a6.

With a beta site design, the visited links are color #4e82c2, which is brighter and much easier to see:


a post with visited links from Sports

Both sites have a white background*, so I'm not sure why the colors of the links would be different.

Please change the design colors to make the links easier to see.

*Actually, Money has a pure white background (#ffffff) and Sports has an almost white background (#fdfdfd), but close enough.

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