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DevToday readability

I find it difficult to read the DevToday page because of the excessive use of URL underlining.  It would be much easier to read without all the underlines.

Also, I think a better technique is needed for show ViewPoint topics other than the asterisk-like symbol that appears at the end of the URL, as it too lessens readability.

Cheers,

Scott

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  • Posted on Dec 12, 2003 at 02:53 PM

    Hello Scott,

    Thanks for this input. We could probably eliminate the underling of links, but we would still need some way of emphasing that these are links instead of merely important text. Underlined words in blue font are sort of a standard for indicating links. We would appreciate any input along the lines of an alternative that you might have.

    The asterisk symbol (we called them stars) were actually a source of debate for several days as to what we could use to set apart the votable objects. The initial incarnation had simply the underlining and blue font. We decided that we needed something to distinguish these objects from the other linkable types. The star was the best choice of the ones we discussed. When we made the choice of using some type of object, it was because of the need to accomodate people with visual disabilities (color blindness for instance) and acknowledge the fact that underlines, bold, and italics are commonly used within the articles themselves. If you have another idea for a symbol, we would appreciate your thoughts on it.

    Cheers,

    David

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