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Title: Link contrast....
Post by: oscarvan on January 19, 2011, 05:37:46 PM
Don't know if anything can be done about this without changing the whole skin in this forum software. I know in phpBB you can go into the DB and do it (or mess it up royally, lol)

Anywho, when there are embedded links, like this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lawrence_Welk_Show) one, there is little or no contrast in the text color......I wonder how often they get missed.

Can it be improved, or am I the only one that has this problem?
Title: Re: Link contrast....
Post by: denny on January 19, 2011, 06:18:24 PM
To me, regular text shows up as black and links as bright blue, so there's no confusion here. 
Title: Re: Link contrast....
Post by: jeffy on January 19, 2011, 06:29:23 PM
I'm on a mac right now and it's similar to what oscarvan says, just slightly grayer until you scroll over it, then it turns pinkinsh and is underlined.
I never did figure out how to do that embedding thing, but would like to learn.....
Title: Re: Link contrast....
Post by: euge on January 19, 2011, 07:00:03 PM
Same here. When one posts a link the color can be changed at least.
Title: Re: Link contrast....
Post by: maxieboy on January 19, 2011, 11:49:50 PM
I'm on a mac right now and it's similar to what oscarvan says, just slightly grayer until you scroll over it, then it turns pinkinsh and is underlined.
I never did figure out how to do that embedding thing, but would like to learn.....

Same here (PC) but turns yellowish like top banner on this page.
Title: Re: Link contrast....
Post by: tumarkin on January 20, 2011, 12:29:30 AM
I agree with Oscarvan that this issue needs addressing if possible. As things stand, it is very easy to miss an embedded link. I use a mac at home (running safari) and a pc at work (running internet explorer). On both, the embedded link is only a slightly greyer shade than the surrounding text. If you run your mouse over it, it changes color - but it's all too easy to miss the fact that there is a link in the first place.
Title: Re: Link contrast....
Post by: oscarvan on January 20, 2011, 04:19:37 AM
Interesting, when I hover over a link it turns orange..... :o

Now that I think about it, one could change the color of text when embedding a link..... like THIS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ayFXfY890E).

But that's a lot of work.
Title: Re: Link contrast....
Post by: dbeechum on January 20, 2011, 06:01:43 AM
Well, someone at the AHA might smack my hand, but how's that?
Title: Re: Link contrast....
Post by: euge on January 20, 2011, 06:05:09 AM
Well, someone at the AHA might smack my hand, but how's that?

Royal Blue? Kinda jarring. Oops you changed it back... :)
Title: Re: Link contrast....
Post by: euge on January 20, 2011, 06:19:20 AM
That's good.  (http://www.brewcalcs.com/) Maybe even a bit darker?
Title: Re: Link contrast....
Post by: a10t2 on January 20, 2011, 07:24:55 AM
If I might make a suggestion, what do folks think of this? (http://seanterrill.com)

Fits pretty well in the existing color scheme, maintains that underline == link thing for the Netscape 1.0 crowd.
Title: Re: Link contrast....
Post by: dbeechum on January 20, 2011, 10:49:40 AM
Eh, I have a very limited toolbox of what to play with here and not a lot of room. Sadly, links inside of posts don't seem to be called out with their own css class. So, I have to choose something that fits everywhere on the site without being too jarring.
Title: Re: Link contrast....
Post by: jeffy on January 20, 2011, 12:46:22 PM
If I might make a suggestion, what do folks think of this? (http://seanterrill.com)

Fits pretty well in the existing color scheme, maintains that underline == link thing for the Netscape 1.0 crowd.

This works real well for me.
I didn't get Drew's color change though.
Title: Re: Link contrast....
Post by: a10t2 on January 20, 2011, 03:56:54 PM
Sadly, links inside of posts don't seem to be called out with their own css class.

Can you create a new class and update the script that runs the post buttons to insert it along with the "url" tags?
Title: Re: Link contrast....
Post by: dbeechum on January 20, 2011, 09:12:45 PM
Can you create a new class and update the script that runs the post buttons to insert it along with the "url" tags?

That's a little more lifting and tweaking of the engine than I care to do without explicitly testing everything out.
Title: Re: Link contrast....
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on January 26, 2011, 02:48:20 AM
Can you create a new class and update the script that runs the post buttons to insert it along with the "url" tags?

That's a little more lifting and tweaking of the engine than I care to do without explicitly testing everything out.

Software?
Testing?
Who said that.

If it compiles, run it!!!