Ever since the recent switch to a lighter font, I’ve been finding it much harder to make out the kanji on the dashboard and in search results. My eyes start to hurt or lose focus while trying to look at them.
At first I thought this might just be unfamiliarity. But after investigating a bit, I think the real culprit is the aggressive drop shadow that appears under the kanji.
The current drop shadow uses a 2px vertical offset, which was fine for the heavier font, but with the lighter font it results in a “seeing double” effect that makes reading and focusing much more difficult.
I tried messing around with a 1px offset (like the meaning/reading in search results), or no drop shadow at all, and the difference in readability is huge.
It would be lovely if a similar tweak were made to the real CSS.