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Fiverr is Destroying my Eyesight and Patience


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There is a lot of discussion at the moment concerning poor gig audio quality and other Fiverr bugs. However, I would really like to put the spotlight on the real health implications of Fiverr reducing the site font size.

When I first started freelancing, I quickly realized that doing so can be detrimental physically. My eyes started feeling tired and my elbow started aching from resting on a desk all day. Thankfully, I managed to mitigate both problems.

Right from the start, I invested in a larger laptop with a bigger screen. I started using apps like redshift to make working more comfortable on the eyes. And I started using a cushion under my elbow to prevent aching and tennis elbow from taking hold,

Since then I haven’t had any problems, That is until now with Fiver.

Whoever decided to reduce the font size and color of text in messages and custom offer windows is either a sadist, someone who has never used Fiverr, or both.

This morning, I had to send 2 x custom offers. In the process, I’ve found myself hunching closer and closer to my laptop screen, just to see what I am typing,

To make matters worse, custom offer windows now close as soon as you click outside the custom offer window. This never used to be the case. Now, though, it results in me setting up offers, then having to do so all over again. - And yes, this means hunching back over my laptop all over again to see what I am typing.

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At first, I let the smaller font size pass as just another Fiverr quirk I will have to find a workaround. One potential way is to start using my tablet or phone to send messages and offers via the app. Or with a touchscreen, I could pinch and zoom in on text on the desktop site. However, I shouldn’t have to do this.

Causing eyestrain by forcing people who use the desktop site to hunch over screens is antithetical to the idea of Fiverr having any respect for the health of those who use its platform. In this case, I hope Fiverr comes to its senses in time to save mine.

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They could also allow you to set the size of text in a preferences set-up or save the size you set it to on that screen.

To make matters worse, custom offer windows now close as soon as you click outside the custom offer window. This never used to be the case. Now, though, it results in me setting up offers, then having to do so all over again

You could also enter the text in some other editor and then paste it in if that would help but that would be an extra, more time consuming step.

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I like that this is in Report a Bug, all those things - too small font size, relatively light grey! font colour on white plus too small font size, and the custom offer windows suddenly closing while you’re doing logical stuff like looking up what your gig says or prior conversation with a customer you’re about to send the custom offer to in another window - surely feel like Verschlimmbesserungen (weird German word with no direct counterpart, directly translated: makeworseimprovements) but bugs works too.

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I have no idea what’s going on with the font size/color on this site recently. Body text is one thing but I’d also prefer for the headlines not to attack me. Everything just started to look off-balance at some point.

I legitimately thought it was a code glitch and they’ll fix it at some point to give it some semblance of a balanced look, but nope.

But, it always bears repeating: USING LIGHT GREY FOR THE FONTS DOESN’T MAKE YOU A GOOD DESIGNER. I thought it was established a decade ago. Like my former boss used to say, “Always assume your user is blind”.

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I have no idea what’s going on with the font size/color on this site recently. Body text is one thing but I’d also prefer for the headlines not to attack me. Everything just started to look off-balance at some point.

I legitimately thought it was a code glitch and they’ll fix it at some point to give it some semblance of a balanced look, but nope.

But, it always bears repeating: USING LIGHT GREY FOR THE FONTS DOESN’T MAKE YOU A GOOD DESIGNER. I thought it was established a decade ago. Like my former boss used to say, “Always assume your user is blind”.

USING LIGHT GREY FOR THE FONTS DOESN’T MAKE YOU A GOOD DESIGNER.

I get the impression that Fiverr is trying to make the site super intuitive for mobile device users. On mobile devices, you can pinch and zoom easily. However, mobile devices are not productivity devices. End users of Fiverr on mobile devices are likely going to be buyers, whereas actual work still gets done by laptop and desktop users.

You could also enter the text in some other editor and then paste it in if that would help but that would be an extra, more time consuming step.

It’s time-consuming and still doesn’t help that there are several other fields to fill in. I have been copying text as I write so that I can paste messages again if I need to. I usually do because there are several other fields that still need to be filled in. It is all just needlessly frustrating.

I like that this is in Report a Bug

Well, it wouldn’t really go well in site improvements. We already had the improved version of the UI. In this case, I have to assume that it is a bug which has scuppered things. Or, at least, having tiny invisible text is the result of a dev accidentally leaving things this way after testing new features.

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USING LIGHT GREY FOR THE FONTS DOESN’T MAKE YOU A GOOD DESIGNER.

I get the impression that Fiverr is trying to make the site super intuitive for mobile device users. On mobile devices, you can pinch and zoom easily. However, mobile devices are not productivity devices. End users of Fiverr on mobile devices are likely going to be buyers, whereas actual work still gets done by laptop and desktop users.

You could also enter the text in some other editor and then paste it in if that would help but that would be an extra, more time consuming step.

It’s time-consuming and still doesn’t help that there are several other fields to fill in. I have been copying text as I write so that I can paste messages again if I need to. I usually do because there are several other fields that still need to be filled in. It is all just needlessly frustrating.

I like that this is in Report a Bug

Well, it wouldn’t really go well in site improvements. We already had the improved version of the UI. In this case, I have to assume that it is a bug which has scuppered things. Or, at least, having tiny invisible text is the result of a dev accidentally leaving things this way after testing new features.

I get the impression that Fiverr is trying to make the site super intuitive for mobile device users.

That’s the thing I struggle to wrap my head around the most. On the site that gets people banned for delivery glitches of any sort and appears to be discouraging “mishandling of custom offers” (whatever that means) the last thing I want is to use fiverr on mobile. Desktop + strong WiFi is the only way.

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USING LIGHT GREY FOR THE FONTS DOESN’T MAKE YOU A GOOD DESIGNER.

I get the impression that Fiverr is trying to make the site super intuitive for mobile device users. On mobile devices, you can pinch and zoom easily. However, mobile devices are not productivity devices. End users of Fiverr on mobile devices are likely going to be buyers, whereas actual work still gets done by laptop and desktop users.

You could also enter the text in some other editor and then paste it in if that would help but that would be an extra, more time consuming step.

It’s time-consuming and still doesn’t help that there are several other fields to fill in. I have been copying text as I write so that I can paste messages again if I need to. I usually do because there are several other fields that still need to be filled in. It is all just needlessly frustrating.

I like that this is in Report a Bug

Well, it wouldn’t really go well in site improvements. We already had the improved version of the UI. In this case, I have to assume that it is a bug which has scuppered things. Or, at least, having tiny invisible text is the result of a dev accidentally leaving things this way after testing new features.

having tiny invisible text is the result of a dev accidentally leaving things this way after testing new features.

Or maybe they are using 32 inch monitors or have the colors set wrong on them.

I’ve also noticed a trend on things I buy, such as ingredients lists on food or instructions that come with products where the text is grey.

Site developers at one time had the idea that legibility was the only criteria. Now it’s more important to look like you are part of the current trends.

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They could also allow you to set the size of text in a preferences set-up or save the size you set it to on that screen.

To make matters worse, custom offer windows now close as soon as you click outside the custom offer window. This never used to be the case. Now, though, it results in me setting up offers, then having to do so all over again

You could also enter the text in some other editor and then paste it in if that would help but that would be an extra, more time consuming step.

You could also enter the text in some other editor and then paste it in if that would help but that would be an extra, more time consuming step.

That’s what I have to do… especially when I have to write a long offer. Furthermore, you never know when the cursor jumps from the offer window to the background (thus typing somewhere else).

Take a look at this amazing “o” letter in Russian 😅:

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You could also enter the text in some other editor and then paste it in if that would help but that would be an extra, more time consuming step.

That’s what I have to do… especially when I have to write a long offer. Furthermore, you never know when the cursor jumps from the offer window to the background (thus typing somewhere else).

Take a look at this amazing “o” letter in Russian 😅:

Furthermore, you never know when the cursor jumps from the offer window to the background (thus typing somewhere else).

I thought that just happened to me. I have to give it up to three tries sometimes. I find that what I thought I was typing in the offer window appears in the regular window, or part of it does.

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I wear yellow sunglasses that block blue light when I work on my computer. They are cheap to buy and my eyes thank me every day!

I see two kinds of yellow glasses. Some are barely yellow and others are a more dark yellow. Do you use the dark yellow ones? I read that the very pale slightly yellow ones don’t work to block blue light.

I understand these distort colors but if it will protect my eyes I will learn to live with that.

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Potential to go completely blind? Thank you.

potential to share your experience with others .

now you… only yourself can tell why you stuck with screens for 12 hours daily. while you know it will effect your health.

you see? we all have something inside us forcing to do things which aren’t really good for our health BUT we do these things daily

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I see two kinds of yellow glasses. Some are barely yellow and others are a more dark yellow. Do you use the dark yellow ones? I read that the very pale slightly yellow ones don’t work to block blue light.

I understand these distort colors but if it will protect my eyes I will learn to live with that.

I see two kinds of yellow glasses. Some are barely yellow and others are a more dark yellow. Do you use the dark yellow ones? I read that the very pale slightly yellow ones don’t work to block blue light.

Some are more of an amber color; I thought they would be too dark. The ones I have are recommended for night driving. I use these for night driving, and they provide a bit more contrast, especially when the roads are wet. They also cut down on the brightness of oncoming headlights.

One morning I woke up, and my eyes hurt because I was on the computer so many hours the previous day. As soon as I put on my night driving glasses, my eyes felt fine. I use them daily now.

My granddaughter had a special blue light blocker extra added to her prescription glasses. That is where I got the idea. When I checked at the glasses department at Walmart, they had blue blocker reading glasses for $20, but not non-reading blue blocker glasses. They also had some $15 night driving glasses that the man working in that department said would work to block some of the blue light computers have. So, I decided to wear my night driving glasses that cost me $5.

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