With the recent Basecamp UI refresh, we changed the comment line on the bottom of each message shown when viewing the “Messages” tab.

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The old message view.

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The new message view.

The new design reduces the difference between the “Posted by…” line and the actual message. It now has the same size, color, and spacing as the body of the message (the headline size and spacing falls in line now too).

The old way added unnecessary style and color changes, creating unwanted noise at the end of every message. The new way provides a solid rhythm so it’s easy to keep the visual beat while you scan.

To get the full effect, view a real-size before & after comparison.