When you add a tag to your favorites, any question that has that tag is automatically highlighted in question lists, with the color #faf1e4. Problem is, the tags are almost exactly the same color (#f9f1e6). This, coupled with the fact that our tags do not have a border all the way around them (only on the left and right sides) make the tags blend in with the question box in a very confusing way.


To fix this, we could change the color that favorite tag questions are highlighted with. For example, changing the highlighting color to something closer to #f8e1bf, would make the tags noticeably different, and it matches with the upper bar (perhaps too much, but then, it's just an example).

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    Note that this problem does not exist here on meta.
    – HodofHod
    Commented May 9, 2012 at 14:37

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I have darkened the favorite tagged background color a bit for better contrast. The change will be in the next production build.

  • Thanks Jin, but now the text that says how recently the entry was edited is a little hard to read on the darkened background. Would it be possible to darken that too? Commented May 11, 2012 at 1:08
  • @MonicaCellio yes I'll darken that text
    – Jin
    Commented May 11, 2012 at 4:20
  • @MonicaCellio the darkened text is now on live.
    – Jin
    Commented May 14, 2012 at 18:40
  • Jin, that's much better. Thanks! Commented May 15, 2012 at 2:29

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