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Old Jul 3, 18, 11:28 pm
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Mobile skin updates July-August

The visual difference between read and unread threads is now limited to that box around the number of replies number and the red thingy. Is this going to stay? This is very poor. I want to be able to see quickly which threads I have read and which not.
Before, the titles of threads Iíve read were not bold anymore, only the unread ones, IIRC.

I wonder what the basis of this update is as I donĎt recall anyone saying they wanted this as you claim in the announcement?
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Old Jul 4, 18, 12:45 am
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The new colors tgey changed to yesterday are awful. The previous ones were bright and colorful. These new colors are awful/look like printer is running low on color ink. They're also really hard on the eyes.

Why does FT keep changing what works to things no one wants.
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Old Jul 4, 18, 4:58 am
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On my phone, a Redmi Note 3 using Firefox, the whatever-it's-called at the top and bottom have now increased drastically in size. Reading the text in-between is like looking through a pair of nearly closed venetian blind slats. Just impossible,
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Old Jul 4, 18, 5:54 am
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Originally Posted by florens View Post
The visual difference between read and unread threads is now limited to that box around the number of replies number and the red thingy. Is this going to stay? This is very poor. I want to be able to see quickly which threads I have read and which not.

Before, the titles of threads Iíve read were not bold anymore, only the unread ones, IIRC.

This.
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Old Jul 4, 18, 3:41 pm
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Also just noticed that links now aren't as apparent. Now there's just a underline instead of the link text being colored blue.
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Old Jul 5, 18, 1:24 am
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Originally Posted by flyerCO View Post
Also just noticed that links now aren't as apparent. Now there's just a underline instead of the link text being colored blue.
That's the most recent fix/solution/downgrade to the hyperlinks for the new 2018 FT style as well:

Feedback on FT new style, March 2018

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Why does FT keep changing what works to things no one wants.
That's no news nor surprise, according to the master FT new style thread. Sigh.
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Old Jul 5, 18, 4:15 am
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That's the most recent fix/solution/downgrade to the hyperlinks for the new 2018 FT style as well:

Feedback on FT new style, March 2018



That's no news nor surprise, according to the master FT new style thread. Sigh.
Don't use the desktop version, so hadn't encountered the change.
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Old Jul 5, 18, 10:23 am
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Hi florens,

I agree that it would be more convenient for regular users (and a possible necessity for anyone visually impaired) to have the bold/unbold, as well as a darker font. I will ask our tech team if they can update.
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Now it is different again. Everything non-bold. Oh dear.
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Old Jul 5, 18, 1:21 pm
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Change it back please. This new skin is ridiculous. My eyes.
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Old Jul 5, 18, 3:10 pm
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Originally Posted by florens View Post
Now it is different again. Everything non-bold. Oh dear.
Tech is still in the middle of their work.
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Tech is still in the middle of their work.
Tech guys? maybe UX person should have a look instead...

Also, one would expect to have a testing environment where your "tech guys" should be playing with changes before they're released to a wider public
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Old Jul 5, 18, 9:55 pm
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How do you manage to continuously make this worse? Seriously, are your devs incentivized to force people off of mobile? Itís ....ing terrible.
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Old Jul 7, 18, 1:58 am
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Originally Posted by florens View Post
The visual difference between read and unread threads is now limited to that box around the number of replies number and the red thingy. Is this going to stay? This is very poor. I want to be able to see quickly which threads I have read and which not.
Before, the titles of threads Iíve read were not bold anymore, only the unread ones, IIRC.

I wonder what the basis of this update is as I donĎt recall anyone saying they wanted this as you claim in the announcement?
This in spades. Finding it really hard to follow FT now.

Also, when I go to view last unread message, if I dare to have the temerity to scroll a centimetre up (e.g. to remind myself of the previous post), it jumps way back halfway up the thread. Very annoying.
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Old Jul 8, 18, 2:15 am
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This in spades. Finding it really hard to follow FT now.

Also, when I go to view last unread message, if I dare to have the temerity to scroll a centimetre up (e.g. to remind myself of the previous post), it jumps way back halfway up the thread. Very annoying.
Its jumping to top of the previous page. I agree annoying. If I wanted to go all the way back to top of previous page I'd click the previous page button. (Well assuming I can see it with the new color scheme)
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