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Better differentiation for follow/following button

LobitoHusky 5 years ago updated by Vas 2 years ago 8

This is a smaller issue, but frustrating for me: as someone who is red/green colourblind, the difference between the "Follow" button and the "Following" button is almost impossible to tell--I imagine for someone with worse colourblindness than myself, hovering to read the text may be the only option. Is there some way to choose more easily distinguished colours/shades, or at least remove the plus sign when someone is already being followed?

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Good point - as a colorblind person myself, I too have issues with this button!


Putting this on the radar of our development team :3

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Agreed! I am also colorblind and I tried to follow my first person today, but thought the button was broken because I didn't see a change! The only reason I knew was because I hovered for the text. A non-color change in the icon's appearance when following is necessary.

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Can confirm, am colorblind, cannot see. I've seen implementations that "remedy" this with some manner of pattern on the backdrop. Unintrusive to the full-sighted, means the world to us. Example.

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Agreed! Also either way it should change from a follow button to an unfollow button visibly as well, maybe make it a minus or something, but the color is a big problem, as sometimes I have to click it several times to figure out if i'm following someone

I was actually coming here to post the same suggestion. It seems like a small thing, but it's something that's very frustrating for some of us.

Very much agreed! I'm only slightly red-green colourblind, but it's enough that I have trouble seeing a difference.

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Good point - as a colorblind person myself, I too have issues with this button!


Putting this on the radar of our development team :3

I just found this post (https://support.furrynetwork.com/topics/564-text-color-and-website-themes/#) about adding different themes for the site, and thought, combining the issue described here for colorblind people, it would be a good idea to have one theme especially designed to support colorblind users! That way a lot of little details that make things easier for colorblind people can be changed, without affecting the way other users see the site.


I am not really familiar with that whole matter, so I ask you: Would something like this work for colorblind people?

Unfortunately, this is still a problem. I actually think its worse now, I think you guys changed it and made Follow and Following both grey. Now I accidentally unfollow people sometimes. They need to be some kind of color when followed. It can be a grey "follow" button but it should be some other color when its "following" and change to "red" when you're about to click it to "unfollow".