[thesite] Re: [Admin] alternate color schemes

Warden, Matt mwarden at odyssey-design.com
Sun Jan 21 01:29:31 CST 2001

> > shurely we can apply the same kind of thinking to have a "default" scheme
> > (something along the lines of an external css file, right?) where the
> > choice about what goes into the default css file is altered as often as we
> > currently alter the current static home page (how *does* that happen,
> > anyway?)
> >From a usability and branding standpoint, I think that would be a bad idea.
> Consistency is very important on the homepage. Defining different defaults
> for browsesers.evolt and lists.evolt makes sense because they're literally
> different sites, but I think randomly changing the color scheme of the
> primary site would be disorienting. Does that make sense?

Plus, if I email Joe Blow and say "Hey, Joe. I want the colors of Client X's
site to be similar to the ones on evolt.org"... maybe that's weak. But, if
some media do0d says "... evolt.org, with their purple and black, ..." or in
any way references our site color, it could only cause confusion. However, if
we make the styles user-defined, Mr. Media Do0d would have to create the style
himself and wouldn't make the mistake of assuming that the colors are always
the same. Same kind of thing if a user reports a problem ("I can't read the
text against the background" ... er, which background?, what color text?, what
size?, do you have an exact time so that I can check my
thesite-is-changing-colors calendar?). More potential trouble than it's worth,

Going to sleep... ... ... now.


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