I've noticed that the background colour of Server Fault is a faded gray (which looks pink on some LCDs) background: #fdfdfd.

I'm wondering reasoning for this is because it looks weird compared to the other sites and also makes me think that something is wrong, maybe with my screen/browser. Also, why is it different from the other sites?

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#fdfdfd is not a faded pink background, as it has the same values in the red, green, and blue channels. It is a very light gray, an off-white if you will.

If it looks pink to you, it's almost certainly to do with your monitor settings.

  • And what's your answer to the question?
    – Darryl Hein
    Commented Sep 8, 2009 at 15:54
  • The two colors are pretty much indistinguishable on my screens. If I had to guess (and I do, the only person who can answer you meaningfully is the person who selected the color) I'd say it's not even intentional.
    – ベレアー アダム
    Commented Sep 8, 2009 at 16:55

Funny: it didn't look pink to me until you complained. I didn't even notice that it wasn't just plain white. Now I can't look at a page without seeing a rose-tint. Stupid Psychology mind games.

  • The pink is a lie.
    – ベレアー アダム
    Commented Sep 8, 2009 at 15:27
  • The site is a triumph! I'm making a comment here: HUGE SUCCESS!
    – beska
    Commented Sep 8, 2009 at 15:46

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