https://www.duolingo.com/Krinadoodle

The Top Bar on Duolingo

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Okay, am I the only one that this bothers? It is clear, and so when I am scrolling through comments on the discussion forums, I can like kinda see the comments above that. Can someone give a valid reason why this bar is clear?

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Bersalon
Bersalon
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It's just one of the many different effects that the programmers of Duolingo decided to add. It would be like asking, "Why did Duolingo choose a green owl instead of a purple one?". I'm just saying that the Duolingo designer added that in just because. I'm not sure there is a real reason why it's like that; it's just the designer's preference.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
Usagiboy7
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The grey background has a reason, actually. Duolingo tried out a white background but Duolingo received a ton of feedback that it made the website too bright and it was hurting people's eyes. So Duolingo dimmed it a bit. :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bersalon
Bersalon
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Cool fact! Thanks for that fun information! Of course, I was just using it as an example, but good point!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
Usagiboy7
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Can you post a screenshot so folks can understand what you're seeing? I'm lost.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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Thanks :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mwyaren
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yep, it's called design. the bar is supposed to be slightly transparent.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Krinadoodle
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I knoooow (obviously it's on purpose) but is there a reason for this??

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mwyaren
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uhmm. so that it looks prettier? you see that kind of thing on many sites, it's clearly a trend in webdesign nowadays. no further reason needed.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Krinadoodle
Krinadoodle
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Hahahhaha. Well, it doesn't look prettier to me, it's actually incredibly annoying. It is a minor thing though, so I'll probably just have to deal with it.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ChuckBaggett

I just notice the bar is transparent and came to the discussion forum to see if it was new and if any other people hated it. I hate fake transparency in UIs, web pages, etc. I'm using a Chromebook now instead of my old CRT monitors which might make it more visible.

You are not alone in not liking transparency.

1 year ago
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