23andMe Site Make Over
23andMe‘s new site makeover has given me a headache — literally! After months of negative feedback, 23andMe has gone ahead with it’s ill-thought-out site make over. Not only is this a waste of effort compared to things that have needed fixed for years (Hello — the email system is 98% Neandertal!) but the gleaming white background has made yours truly unable to even fairly review the changes because within minutes my eyes start strobing or I get spots fluttering over the screen. Within fifteen minutes I have a headache. I have other sites that are problems but it is so annoying that the site, that I use the most for my family search, is making me physically ill.
Color That Site!
While they seem to have realized the expanse of white has been complained about by over 75% of the people complaining, I just couldn’t wait any longer for them to get it together. I went looking and found this great plug in for Firefox called Color That Site! In less than five minutes I downloaded it, rebooted Firefox and went to the sign in page. I opened Color That Site! and clicked the Go! button. Then I clicked the expand menu button on the background colors section and dragged the white square in the upper left corner down to the bottom box that says, “Drag a color here to create an extra color definition set.” After that, I clicked the RGB Mixer tab in the middle of the Color That Site! side menu and moved the bottom RGB button 2 hairs to the left, added a slight blue tint and hit the ‘Preview’ button at the bottom. I loved it!
The next thing to do, is go to the ‘Settings’ tab at the top of the Color That Site! workbox. There, I selected ‘Domain’ and clicked the ‘Save’ button. Below is what the website looks like now. It’s an AMAZING difference.
If you want to try it yourself, click here: Color That Site!
The light grey text is fine for me but if you want to change that, you can do that too! What a great program.