Ticket #3110 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

Color of terms/links/cnxns

Reported by: Elizabeth Gregory <elizabeth.gregory@…> Owned by: maxwell
Priority: low Milestone: BugFix - 2010
Component: Content Viewing Version: Live
Severity: minor Keywords:
Cc: manpreet System Area: Unknown
Primary Skill: Usability
Site URL:
Suppress email to reporter: no

Description (last modified by ew2) (diff)

Term looks a lot like links and cnxns since they're the same color now. (Example: m10349)

(From newlook bug system, task nlt0195)

Change History

Changed 10 years ago by jenn

  • owner set to ---

Comments from the newlook task page:

Re: Newlook Task nlt0195 maxwell, 2007/03/26 18:19:23.794 GMT-5 From my earlier notes to Jenn: Um, yeah, so I'm open to suggestions, but I'd still like terms to be non-black, at least until we can magically make our authors understand content-vs-presentation. Maybe cnxns should be non-bold and links should have the little arrow-coming-out-of-box icon?

Changed 8 years ago by ew2

  • status changed from accepted to closed
  • description modified (diff)
  • area set to Unknown
  • skills set to Unspecified
  • suppressreporteremail unset
  • resolution set to fixed

Links are blue with a solid underline. Glossary terms are blue with a dotted underline and they have a popup of the definition. It is pretty clear that they are different. This is fixed.

Changed 8 years ago by maxwell

  • cc manpreet added
  • skills changed from Unspecified to Usability
  • status changed from closed to accepted
  • resolution fixed deleted

But non-glossary terms are still blue (with no underlining), and I think the original problem is that the blueness made them look clickable when they are not (unless they are glossary ones, which isn't the most common case, necessarily). Since we've updated CNXML 0.6 to have @effect, I'm more open to changing terms back to black. I admit that I have occasionally seen them and wanted to click on them.

Changed 7 years ago by ew2

  • priority changed from medium to low
  • status changed from accepted to assigned
  • milestone set to BugFix - 2010

Changed 7 years ago by maxwell

  • status changed from assigned to testing

(In [35457]) Friends-and-family testing w/ 4 people indicated that blue terms were problematic, appearing to be 'links to nowhere', so making terms black again. Fixes #3110

Changed 7 years ago by maxwell

(In [35461]) I had forgotten about the Printer CSS and the EPUB CSS, and although these were already black instead of blue, add in the same styling as online that italicizes nested combinations of term and empahsis. Again, fixes #3110.

Changed 7 years ago by ew2

  • status changed from testing to closed
  • resolution set to fixed

Tested in FireFox?, IE and Chromw. Terms are now black and links are still blue. This is fixed.

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