[thelist] [Design] Link Color Dilemna

Zoe Oughton zoe.oughton at btconnect.com
Fri Nov 17 06:05:20 CST 2000

Hi Matt

I like the overall design and layout - nice and clean and easy.  But I do
agree with you on the blue link colours - no good on a black background.  It
is nice to stay with the default colours, but you don't have to and as long
as you use the same colours throughout your site then that is OK.

You can use different colours, but keep to the same theme, why not use a
light blue for the links, and a light purple for the visited links (I don't
get any change in colour for visited links!).  This way the default colours
are somewhat kept. :o)

The other thing you could do is use a different background colour in the
table cell with all the content, such as white or very pale colour. then use
black text (or other dark colour - possibly dark orange) and default link

Why not use CSS to set some hover changes over your text.  I almost expect
to see hover changes on most web sites, and can be disappointed when they
don't happen, but that's probably just me ;o). It is good user feedback.

Anyway, enough from me - I have work to do!!!!

But I do like it. I like orange and black.


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