Very pale gray on white hurts my eyes
The pale gray on white seems to be getting paler every day. Does it cost extra to make the text VISIBLE? I know it's not just DL, all the sites are like that now and I hate it. Sorry, just venting, but I wish DL would consider that people (like me) would do more per day if they could see the words on the screen. It's so NOT user-friendly and, imo, RUDE. Just my 2 cents.
There is Dark Reader browser extension for Chrome browser, which you can get from the Chrome Web Store.
Opera Browser has similar extensions which will make the background dark and the print light.
Firefox probably has similar extensions.
These extensions make it way easier on the eyes.
I agree. We shouldn't have to go find extensions (although I am grateful for the accessibility options we have now) that make the sites we use on a daily basis readable. I think too more weight is given to the aesthetics of the site design than to the ease of use for a broad spectrum of users. It would be easy to change the tint of the gray currently in use to make it a darker gray - thus improving the experience for users and maintaining the appearance.
Ok, you mean words like reply, give lingot etc
I thought you were talking about larger bodies of text like this post.
Do you have vision issues like colour blindness? Maybe look at accessibility features in what ever device you are using. Maybe play with the contrast and brightness settings if you can.
Also your comment saying it seems to be getting paler everyday, is duolingo changing its website regularly? Or could this be a warning sign and you should visit a doctor or optometrist?
I use the high contrast extension on Google Chrome, recent changes to the forum means it doesn't work here (but probably will if I restart my browser) but I fail to understand why developers can't use black on white or black on a light colour. I very much doubt if these pages have been checked for accessibility.