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Color linked text
« on: November 17, 2010, 06:43:26 AM »
If one can call this a bug, I don't know but in the standard Curve theme the linked text is very hard to discern. Please choose a different color!
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Re: Color linked text
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2010, 04:54:50 PM »
Yeah, I'd like something a little more visible to identify links too.
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Re: Color linked text
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2010, 06:40:48 PM »
I have to agree on this since links are really hard to spot when there is a lot of text and its usually the first thing I fix after installing default SMF. Here is a proposition on how to solve this issue and still retain the color range used for the new Curve theme. Look at the attached pictures where the default blue was replaced with orange.

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Re: Color linked text
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2010, 09:21:17 PM »
I'm not sure I like the color change like that. I think I might just like them a bold or something.

Something like this... Google rules. Although, I'm not even sure about that.
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Re: Color linked text
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2010, 07:09:32 AM »
I think that orange colour is OK.
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Re: Color linked text
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2010, 08:49:32 AM »
Orange would be very OK indeed!

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Re: Color linked text
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2010, 08:17:57 PM »
For what it's worth I am inclined to agree that the current colour is not the best. Norv was just grumbling to me about the current link colour too.

I have to agree on this since links are really hard to spot when there is a lot of text and its usually the first thing I fix after installing default SMF. Here is a proposition on how to solve this issue and still retain the color range used for the new Curve theme. Look at the attached pictures where the default blue was replaced with orange.
I suggested something like that. The team voted against it.

I'm not sure I like the color change like that. I think I might just like them a bold or something.

Something like this... Google rules. Although, I'm not even sure about that.
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Re: Color linked text
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2010, 08:22:50 PM »
* Norv has just missed yet another link in a topic, even though I looked carefully for one, and is quite ... unhappy about it. :D
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Re: Color linked text
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2010, 08:33:26 PM »
Quote from: MSN tonight
(04:33:06 AM) Norv: do a vote if you really want such
(04:33:11 AM) Norv: if *you* need it
(04:33:27 AM) Norv: otherwise pick a color and commit it.
(04:33:39 AM) Antechinus: lime green FTW
(04:33:50 AM) Antechinus: in Blackadder at 1.5 em
(04:33:58 AM) Antechinus: you wont miss that
(04:34:08 AM) Norv: no pink?
(04:34:20 AM) Antechinus: ok, alternating
(04:34:24 AM) Norv: LOL
(04:34:26 AM) Antechinus: pink for visited
(04:34:38 AM) Antechinus: and blinking for hover
(04:35:04 AM) ***Norv is tempted to post this in the bug reports topic.
(04:35:16 AM) Antechinus: go for it
(04:35:19 AM) Antechinus: I dare ya
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Re: Color linked text
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2010, 09:12:13 PM »
For what it's worth, I trawled through the old threads about this and found out which colour had been chosen by team consensus. Then I found out that the change had been reverted by the devs at the time. If anyone is interested the consensus choice was #778899. Examples follow (personally I argued against this one).


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Re: Color linked text
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2010, 09:19:12 PM »
This is also unreadable, sorry...
What happened to a certain decent contrast, for easy readability? That may sound old fashioned, but hey... I'd be happy to see a good reason not to, and I'm afraid this is not it. :D
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Re: Color linked text
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2010, 09:47:58 PM »
Yeah I don't like it either. I'd prefer something like this:

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That's the same as usernames to the left. (well, almost :P )
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Re: Color linked text
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2010, 10:03:00 PM »
Much better than the rest, methinks. Still might blend a bit too much with the normal text.

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Re: Color linked text
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2010, 10:21:05 PM »
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Oi! Wotcha reckon? That's a bit brighter.

ETA: Actually I could live with that one. :)

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Re: Color linked text
« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2010, 10:22:54 PM »
On the other background:

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Re: Color linked text
« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2010, 10:26:50 PM »
Testing this type of short link in a sentence.
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Re: Color linked text
« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2010, 10:28:40 PM »
I could live with that too. :)
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Re: Color linked text
« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2010, 10:44:47 PM »
Or I can even bold this one.
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Re: Color linked text
« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2010, 10:45:24 PM »
Or I can very well not do that anymore.
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Re: Color linked text
« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2010, 11:33:24 PM »
Another option is to keep the current colour and get sneaky. Underlined links can make posts look very cluttered and awkward to read, but if you use a css bottom border on the anchor instead of an actual underline you get better possibilities. This example isn't online (it's on my local host) and has border-bottom: 1px solid #B5BECF; with underline on hover (ie: the first link in the second post).