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I think links should look different than plain underlined text - Jean-Philippe Ouellet - 2011-12-29

Entirely a personal preference thing, but I find it somewhat bothersome that what looks like emphasis is sometimes a link and vice versa.

Might I suggest making links a different color than normal text, even if just slightly so as a dark grey or something keeping with the style so far. I don't think I would go all-out and make them blue, just something (perhaps minimal) to distinguish them.

It's entirely a personal preference/stylistic thing, but functionality wise I believe a visitor should be able to tell whether or not something is a link without mouseovering it.


Re: I think links should look different than plain underlined text - Steffen - 2011-12-29

good point, I am agreeing.

I as well would very much like to have a different color for links, please...

And, remember, there's a second color for links you've already visited, that's also something I'd like to have, please.


Re: I think links should look different than plain underlined text - Philippe Hurbain - 2011-12-29

+1
Philo


Re: I think links should look different than plain underlined text - Tim Gould - 2011-12-29

I agree too. Unfortunately I don't know/can't get to the CSS to change this but I'm sure Orion will as soon as he sees it.

Tim


Re: I think links should look different than plain underlined text - Orion Pobursky - 2011-12-30

Color suggestions?

I could just use the colors from the beta site.


Re: I think links should look different than plain underlined text - Jean-Philippe Ouellet - 2011-12-30

It depends. I remember some talk from a while ago about theming phorum to look like the main LDraw site, and I think the consensus was that it would be best to wait first to see what the new site would finally look like. Now that we have a pretty good idea, is there still support for having a universal "LDraw Look" beyond just the logo?


Re: I think links should look different than plain underlined text - Orion Pobursky - 2011-12-30

Yes. At some point, after the beta site goes live (and would therefore no longer be the beta site), we'll transition the forums to look similar.


Re: I think links should look different than plain underlined text - Steffen - 2011-12-30

for now it just would be sufficient to use the "classic" link colors blue and purple
for new resp. visited links.
can easily be changed later.


Re: I think links should look different than plain underlined text - Orion Pobursky - 2011-12-30

This is now implemented.


Re: I think links should look different than plain underlined text - Jean-Philippe Ouellet - 2011-12-30

Great. Thanks!

EDIT: Not to be pickey... but it's still black underlined text in the print view css.

EDIT 2: As pointed out by Tim, black a good thing in this case, but I still believe some visual differentiator would be nice (like the dotted underline).