Over the past couple of months we have been listening to member feedback and running usability testing around the color options available on our site. Some members have shared it was difficult to read light text on a darker background. Others actually preferred it.
We have come up with several color options so you can choose what works best for you. We will keep the current color scheme (Pebble, which is light text on a darker background) as the default, and adding the inverse (Sand, which is dark text on a lighter background). Going through this process, we decided to offer a couple more options as you will see below, Wave, Jade and Plum.
To change your tree color preferences, go to the Site Preferences page from the option under your username menu. Scroll down to see Site Preferences, and select the color scheme that you like best.
Once you’ve chosen and saved your color preference, your changes will be applied to all family trees and person profiles on our site.
Windows users: if the text on Ancestry looks blurry to you compared to the text in our example images, and you’re on a Windows computer, you may need to check your ClearType settings by following the steps laid out in this help article: http://help.ancestry.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/9150/.
We appreciate your feedback and encourage you to keep submitting it. What do you love about the new website? Does something not work like you think it should? Please submit it via this form. Thank you.
We will continue to provide more product updates as they come available.