It seems like the banner on Biology.SE was updated to be a lighter color. Unfortunately, there is now poor contrast between the site logo and the banner background:

new banner

Can this be reverted or fixed? Who controls these things?

For what it's worth, I'm browsing the site with Chrome v100.0.4896.60, and I've noticed the same problem on mobile (Safari on iOS 15.4.1).

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    $\begingroup$ I've noticed the same; possibly it's related to Every site just turned blue (MSE) based on the timing, but I've tagged with status-review in case there's a separate issue here. Clearly this is not as-intended, it seems to be some consequence of a different intended change. $\endgroup$
    – Bryan Krause Mod
    Apr 13, 2022 at 18:39
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    $\begingroup$ What actually changed, though, was we lost the top and side coloring; the text stayed the same: web.archive.org/web/20220402021659/https://… It seems we've also gotten some artistic bio-ish background. Don't think any of this was shared with anyone in advance. $\endgroup$
    – Bryan Krause Mod
    Apr 13, 2022 at 18:44
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for sleuthing, @BryanKrause $\endgroup$
    – acvill
    Apr 13, 2022 at 18:47
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    $\begingroup$ This is indeed a bug. The team is working on fixing it. $\endgroup$
    – Rosie StaffMod
    Apr 13, 2022 at 18:55

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This bug has been fixed. More details can be found on my answer over on Meta Stack Exchange:

This issue has been fixed. Short version: There was an upstream change in our Stacks library that caused the css specificity of the default theme to be higher than the network themes. As a result, the default theme was applied to all of the components (buttons, fonts, and so on) across the network. We put in a quick (but reliable) fix on the Stack Exchange-side of things while we look into addressing the root cause in Stacks.


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