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gotofritz

Not enough contrast in Evernote tag page. Hard to read

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Hi

 

The tag page in Evernote has a grey background, with the tags a slightly different shade of gray, and the text a slightly darker shade of grey.

I can't read them, there isn't enough contrast.

Any chance you could change the colours, or at least make them user configurable?

 

For your referencem, here's a tool to check whether contrast complies with various accessibility legilslation

http://snook.ca/technical/colour_contrast/colour.html

 

Thanks in advance

 

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Hi. I agree with you, and I hope that developers on the Mac side are reconsidering their shades of gray. I am a big fan of gray myself, but when it comes to text, I tend to at least want black on a light gray background, and usually black on a white background. Contrast is really important, especially when you spend a lot of time with Evernote.

I'm afraid that I don't have a workaround to suggest in this case. I have tried to change the accessibility settings on the Mac, but to no avail. Grayscale and inverting the colors doesn't seem to help.

By the way, to get an idea of what we are talking about (non-Mac users might wonder about our whining), here are screenshots.

https://www.evernote.com/shard/s74/sh/29489574-06de-43d9-865a-a081fd9de90b/f569d773e6825dc15314d2029fc60740

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Hmm ... that's weird. I seem to see far more contrast in the tag screen: https://www.evernote.com/shard/s3/sh/1ecf1f34-77eb-48ad-81e6-27d3284ff66c/80cc866b30034e50f487667ed242d89b

 

Also, all notebook titles are black in the dropdown here. 

 

I am on OS X 10.8.2, EN 5.0.6. The screenshot above is on a cheap LED-monitor. This is what it looks on my 2011 MacBook Pro: screenshot.png

It is not a lot better, but it is better. I wonder why that is.

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GM, your tag screenshot is showing a disabled tag. PG's screenshot more accurately reflects the actual colors.

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GM, your tag screenshot is showing a disabled tag. PG's screenshot more accurately reflects the actual colors.

Well, it is an "actual" screenshot that shows the "actual" colors that exist on my interface :)

I will admit it doesn't show every color, though, and it wasn't my intention to mislead anyone into thinking this is all the interface shows. I should not have shown only the most egregious lack of contrast, though this is the one that bothers me the most. I will correct the screenshot to show all three ("on," "neutral," and "disabled"). It would be nice if we had the kind of contrast seen by tags in the "on" position.

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Aha! That explains a lot. I never noticed. No big deal to me; it seems I just accumulate tags instead of managing them ... but I don't see why active tags couldn't have more contrast though and perhaps the disabled tags have the current active tags contrast. Something :)

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Aha! That explains a lot. I never noticed. No big deal to me; it seems I just accumulate tags instead of managing them ... but I don't see why active tags couldn't have more contrast though and perhaps the disabled tags have the current active tags contrast. Something :)

OK. I have modified the note so that it shows all of the options. Personally, none of them even come close to black on white for me, but at the very least, we really ought to move away from the "deactivated" gray on gray (in my opinion).

https://www.evernote.com/shard/s74/sh/29489574-06de-43d9-865a-a081fd9de90b/f569d773e6825dc15314d2029fc60740

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Thanks for posting screenshots, I should have done that myself.

 

I find that hard to read, I am sure as your customers get older you'll find more and more people will agree :-P

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I also strongly agree that this contrast is not sufficient. I would appreciate if you increase it. Thanks in advance.

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Notice that the only Evernote employee response in this thread ignores the central issue. I think it's a case of designer ego vs. user needs. Evernote is a wonderful program, but in this case the users lose. It's been a problem for a LONG time. I don't think they intend to respond. Sad!

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This issue with low contrast tag view, and other tag UI issues, was first reported in Dec 2012.

 

See  

New Tag Layout in V 5

 

Here it is 2 1/2 years later, and this issue still has NOT been addressed in any way.

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As one over 55, with decades of exacting line drawing work (pencil - arch drwgs). I can say Enote's font should be bolder. Background Fine in light grey and/or lightgrey ish Sienna (LESS blue light!

- keep insomnia in mind). And fonts are too lightweight, and too too gray - higher contrast and: BLACK Fonts Please!

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