How To Edit Color Of Category


(Timothy) #1

Hello Sports,

How do we edit the color given to every category?


(Jeff Atwood) #2

Visit a category page, press edit button (at the upper right of each category).


(Timothy) #3

Very cool, I fiddled with it and yes that did it.

I had felt worried that if I edited any of the ‘background color’ settings it would edit the appearance of the whole category.

Too kind of you to personally assist a layman like myself.


(Joshua Rosenfeld) #4

You bring up a good point…I’ve always just “known” to change the background color setting to change the color of the category, but never thought about why it’s called “Background Color”. @codinghorror is there a historical reason for this name? Perhaps this is from back when box was the default category style?


(Timothy) #5

I would have known what to do intuitively if it featured a simple ‘Badge color’ with an accompanied color palette beside it. Please do not consider this a complaint at all, just my humble opinion.


(Alex Sherwood) #6

I didn’t make the connection between the ‘background color’ & the category color today, that doesn’t seem obvious IMHO.

The fact that a padlock’s displayed next to the square showing the badge color made me initially assume that it couldn’t be changed either, until I found this topic.

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(Justin W. Flory) #7

For what it’s worth, I had the same confusion with this until I found this thread. I made the same assumption as others did in this thread. I didn’t understand the colors with a check represented colors already used by other categories. A text label to specify what the check mark means would be helpful to make first-use more intuitive. :+1: