After recent redesign, the buttons in review queue [No Action Needed] and [I'm Done] look almost the same. I would start competition if you can distinguish which one is disabled on the below image (but I believe the sharp eye of reviewer can find some differences).

Can we get this improved, so the difference is obvious on the first sight?

Ubuntu buttons

For comparison example screenshot from superuser makes it much easier:

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It is not problem for me, but it might be complicated for new reviewers, since they will not get visual guidance and might get frustrated with non-responsive buttons.

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*** Yes and I forgot the kitten

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    Yep. In one case, where the comment text had a minimum length, and I'd typed one character too short and hadn't noticed the "1 more character required" line, I just kept clicking on the button wondering WTF is wrong with it.
    – muru
    Commented Feb 19, 2016 at 22:30
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    s/more/moar/ :P
    – muru
    Commented Feb 20, 2016 at 19:05
  • Thanks for reporting this. I'll look into the issue.
    – Hynes
    Commented Feb 22, 2016 at 15:38
  • @Hynes not sure if related issue on Unix.SE
    – Jakuje
    Commented Feb 26, 2016 at 0:07

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Thanks for sharing this bug. This bug affected a number of Stack Exchange communities, one of which was Ask Ubuntu. The problem arose because the disabled buttons, by default, only changes the background-color. For most community designs, this is fine because only a background color is set for buttons. However some communities, such as Ask Ubuntu, use gradients for the button background. This uses the background shorthand declaration, which always overrides the background-color.

This should be fixed now. Thanks again for reporting it as it exposed a number of communities which needed corrected.

  • And thanks for the quick fix!
    – muru
    Commented Feb 22, 2016 at 16:22
  • Thanks. Looks much better now :) I noticed there was some change on other sites, but only this one attracted my attention.
    – Jakuje
    Commented Feb 22, 2016 at 16:23
  • Not sure how to contact you better way, but there is hanging one more "design issue" on meta sec.se. Could you have a look also on that one or move it to somebody else who is responsible for the design on sec.se?
    – Jakuje
    Commented Feb 23, 2016 at 19:14
  • @Jakuje Ok. I made a comment on that thread. Thanks!
    – Hynes
    Commented Feb 23, 2016 at 19:22

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