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Thought I'd help sort some of the "nearest link" discussion with this thread. Add on your opinions of the Bolding of the text when you mouse-over the text links.

 

My personal opinion: Blue = Great; Bolding = Bad.

 

The bolding can respace the entire page width (while the mouse is over the link) and everything shifts around. The "from home coordinate" link even adds a new line vertically and...well, I think you should take the bolding away. But definitely keep the blue instead of reddish color.

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Yeah. It sucks. I'll be changing the bolding tomorrow. Color suggestions for highlighted text, anyone?

 

I went back and forth with the underlining, but felt that it should be there. It's nice to know what is a link and what isn't.

 

frog.gif Jeremy Irish

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Originally posted by Jeremy:

Yeah. It sucks. I'll be changing the bolding tomorrow. Color suggestions for highlighted text, anyone?

 

I went back and forth with the underlining, but felt that it should be there. It's nice to know what is a link and what isn't.


 

You mean the new idea is that when you mouse over a link, it'll change color rather than go boldface? I think it's sufficient that a link is obviously a link, due to color and underlining; it doesn't need to do something visible when you mouse over it. The mouse-hover-bolding thing was making my browser choke earlier, so I'm a little dubious about any hover stuff that's not functionally necessary.

 

If I still get a vote, I say go with a slightly darker blue. I also like the gray of the followed-link text. These pretty links are making the green background look a little too bright, though, maybe you should tone it down a shade.... er, it's time to duck and cover, right?

 

(I may be completely misinterpreting what you mean by 'highlighted text' in this context, too.)

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I went with an orange. It makes the link sort of light up when your mouse hovers over it.

 

Although we could get rid of the hover color altogether, having a tactile response to a hover is good User Interface. Unfortunately I'm a jack of all trades, master of none, so I need some prompting at times when it comes to design. CSS is also a new concept for me.

 

frog.gif Jeremy Irish

Groundspeak - The Language of Location

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Well, I dont know if different browsers do different things, but my pointer changes from a little arrow to a little hand with a finger pointed out when i mouse over something that;s clickable. That seemed sufficient to me, but I guess if it's not over-complicating things, the color-changing is pretty nifty. I try not to fix things that aren't broke (but then I don't know what goes on at the other end of this website...I'm just a happy, ignorant end-user) and the changes you're making are very nice and I'm very appreciative. I wish I could offer to help...I do still owe you that pizza icon_wink.gif

 

-pizzachef

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