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.
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.