The background used for answers on askubuntu.com is slightly grey; this makes preformatted text such as this stand out significantly less than on, say stackoverflow.com.

I think this requires a design change to make such text a little bit more distinguishable.

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I have darkened the background color to #CCC as Mat suggested. Should be in the next deployment.

  • The new coloring looks great! Commented Oct 12, 2010 at 17:39
  • Yup. That's much better.
    – RAOF
    Commented Oct 13, 2010 at 4:39
  • I think it may be too dark now - e.g. on this question: askubuntu.com/questions/12302/switching-buffers-in-vim it makes it quite difficult to read... I think #DDD would look better, personally (I don't know what it was originally).
    – Skilldrick
    Commented Nov 11, 2010 at 10:18

Well let's see -- this is a code block:

foreach foo in bar

and this is a code span in text


I agree, I think we can make the bg a bit darker.

I think we can go even as dark as #CCCCCC

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