To start, I like the new design in terms of color-themes, fonts (I've always been a fan of Roboto) and usability; it looks fantastic! That said, the lightness of font-family/low font-weight is making it harder to read questions, to navigate through the list of questions, and especially to read comments because they are a slightly smaller font-size. I am not sure that I have a great suggestion but here are a couple of ideas:

  1. Giving certain things (Comments, Questions-List, Question-Page text) a heavier font-weight/larger font-size or possibly a different color that would stand out more.

  2. Utilizing background colors to make the existing text stand out a little more

  3. Reverting to the previous font or using Arial, "Helvetica Neue", Helvetica, sans-serif; like Stack Overflow does.

I don't know if this is the correct forum to start a discussion about this (or if there even is one), and I am certainly not saying anything negative about the new design in general, but I am sure that we can all agree which of the following two screen-snips is easier to read:

Magento Stack Exchange: Magento Stack Exchange Question and Comment

Stack Overflow: Stack Overflow Question and Comments

  • are u from stackexchanges?
    – Amit Bera Mod
    May 18, 2018 at 16:22
  • @AmitBera - If you mean do I represent Stack Exchange, No. I am not affiliated outside of my activity within the Stack Exchange/Overflow communities.
    – mtr.web
    May 18, 2018 at 20:11

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I see magento.stackexchange.com as below

enter image description here

As you can see, the font seems good and which is not look like what you shared in your question. The font used here as per the browser console is Roboto, Arial, sans-serif. The font is same in both Mozilla and Chrome.

Also if you see the primary.css file which is used by this site, you can see this definition

html,body {
    color: #3D4245;
    font-family: 'Roboto',Arial,sans-serif;
    font-size: 13px;
    line-height: 1.30769231

And most of the elements are inheriting this style. Example: <p></p>

So there may be something went wrong on your side, maybe. I cannot point out what exactly went wrong here since I am not a CSS expert.

Side note: StackOverflow seems to use Arial, "Helvetica Neue", Helvetica, sans-serif.

  • Thanks for pointing this out. I typically use Chrome, but I have viewed some pages in Firefox that look the same way that you posted. I am guessing that Chrome is using Roboto, which I have installed in my system fonts, and Firefox is using the fallback Arial which looks the same as StackOverflow, despite the different font-family assignments. As you pointed out, this won't be affecting everyone, but I am sure I am not the only one who has Roboto installed.
    – mtr.web
    May 22, 2018 at 13:36

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