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Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#188 closed defect (fixed)

"Search WordPress.org" placeholder has too low contrast

Reported by: SergeyBiryukov Owned by: coffee2code
Milestone: Priority: normal
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"Search WordPress.org" placeholder in the WP.org header (see the screenshot) is barely visible on my screen. Maybe its brightness setting is too low, but perhaps the placeholder should have a higher contrast.

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Change History (6)

#1 follow-up: @coffee2code
8 years ago

It seems that the color of the placeholder text is generally set by the browser. It looks as though you are using Firefox, which does have a poorer contrast than under Webkit.

How does this new CSS rule work for you?

#head-search input.text::-moz-placeholder { color: #ddd; }

Or let me know what color seems best. It should probably be a tad more subdued/darker than the text for text that is actually typed in.

#2 @coffee2code
8 years ago

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#3 in reply to: ↑ 1 @SergeyBiryukov
8 years ago

Replying to coffee2code:

How does this new CSS rule work for you?

Looks much better. I guess #fff would be more consistent with Chrome and Opera.

Also noticed that the header is broken in IE8, see #196.

#4 @SergeyBiryukov
8 years ago

  • Keywords reporter-feedback removed

#5 @coffee2code
8 years ago

  • Owner set to coffee2code
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

In 98:

Fix low contrast text color in search form placeholder for Firefox. Fixes #188.

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