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link color/visibility

Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by dsm363, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Hi,

    Is there a way to change the default color of the link text when it's posted? Maybe the text for a link could be automatically underlined or written in bold to make it more obvious. Thanks.
     
  2. mpt

    mpt Electrics are back

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    Sue, it's in the site css. What were you thinking it should be?
     
  3. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    Anything but a dark shade of blue, which is almost indistinguishable from black. How about red?
     
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    NigelM Recovering Member

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  5. donauker

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    I am in total agreement that a much brighter color is needed, but I don't think the color should be the same as the hover color which is red. The link should change color on mouse over.
     
  6. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    It does need to be a little noticeable even without mouse-over so you know it's a link but I agree. I guess we could try a lighter color or keep the same color and have them underlined.

    Found this:
    Is Blue Still The Best Color For Links? | Designing Interactive
     
  7. Mycroft

    Mycroft Life happens

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    If it was blue *and* automatically underlined, that's all it would take. When I post a link, I try and remember to always underline it before inserting the link.
     
  8. VolkerP

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    Underlining links was one of the first settings i turned off in Netscape 1.x because it reduces readability.
     

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