https://www.duolingo.com/xxclairezxx

Don't like the new look sorry :((

I was okay with previous Duolingo updates, but I really can't handle this new look. I'm literally squinting at the screen because the bright colors hurt my eyes. Also, it looks a lot less organized, too childish, and all in all less professional. I really want to continue using Duolingo in the future, but I don't think I would really stay motivated with a site I can't bear looking at. The font it also hard to read. Please change! Thanks~ :)

March 27, 2019

28 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/WinterSoldier.

Same here. I wear glasses and have eye difficulty and I have a feeling its not helping my vision

March 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/loko298215

The choice of colours and the brightness are just crazy. How can anyone think this is a good idea. This is not about like or dislike...this is about not being able to use the site because it gives me eyesore and headaches.

March 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Tennessine

Use Dark Reader and maybe turn down your brightness a bit. The site works fine for me.

March 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/loko298215

Yes, I have already installed Dark Reader. It really helps...It will take time to get used to it, but at least it makes it possible to focus on language learning rather than the constant discomfort of eye strain. I'm not usually that negative about changes, but I have never had any sort of trouble with any other website...ever. I don't even wear glasses. What were Duolingo thinking? I like the site...but this has been such an aggressive and reckless move from them, that it leaves me bitterly disappointed.

March 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/_Nanachi_

Same here. The yellow really hurts my eyes, and the new font in the forums is harder to read.

March 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/garpike

It's absolutely horrible.
Why does DL so insist on fixing things that aren't broken?

March 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ChristyHen2

Totally agree!

March 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/raconteur

note to duolingo: If it's not broken, don't fix it.

March 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ChristyHen2

well put!

March 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Limeywestlake

I agree, I fear it is going to give me a migrane.

March 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/L50Language

Sadly, I very much agree.

March 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/DanielVanD18

Yes, it is certainly annoying

March 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/King_Messi

Same here, don't really like the new look and it hurts my eyes.

March 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Fr0stedFr0st

Unfortunately yes. It's too childish. I totally agree with you.

March 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/FC_Barcelona_EGB

I think it's OK, but I miss my owls for finishing my trees. Now they just look like sick chicken.

March 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ZeGoldenBOSS

Exactly! I posted a discussion very similar to this. Same here!

March 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Corbyn-Besson12

i agree

March 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/AbiMohanan

please fix:( thanks

March 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Kelly159549

I must be odd...I can hardly tell a difference. Are you talking about on a computer, or one of the mobile apps?

March 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/zohar.sh

same here, everything looks the same on my pc/app

March 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/AnnaMosbyColeman

The ugliness is seriously de-motivating ... Ahhhhhh ... I'm following out of love with you. Can't stand the colors and awkward, clunky font. Duo, oh Duo, what did you duo?

March 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Tommy761

I notice that something has changed, but I can't really put my finger on it. I don't remember what it looked like 2-3 days ago.

I don't see anything wrong with the current design. But I am a bit worried that learning a new language will hurt my eyes, as it seems half the users on Duolingo are half-blind or have overly sensitive eyes, judging by the forum posts the last couple of days.

March 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/WiskyRock

I've held back on commenting for a little while while I get accustomed to it. I'm now accustomed to it and I detest it. The font is unattractive, and the colours are hideous. The yellow for the Level 5 is the worst, and although my vision is good, it still jars, so I can appreciate that people with sight difficulties are going to feel insulted. It seems incredible that Duolingo has asked someone to do this new look and then passed it. And quite frankly whoever did it should be ashamed.

March 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/tiabrewe1

I can not see the new look? I am super confused what everyone is complaining about. Everything looks the same...

April 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Koezumi

I am still waiting for a dark theme like Youtube has but seems it isn't coming... Fortunately I use F.lux

March 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/elvper

Change = change, takes some getting used to. But I actually like it, first it also appeared a bit odd to me but ultimately I like it.

Edit: I mean other than the brightness.

March 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/DanAPri4647

I created a extention that makes you have your own custom DUOLingo screen?

March 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/xxclairezxx

What's the extension?

March 29, 2019
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