W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > w3c-wai-ig@w3.org > July to September 2001

Re: links on white and black background

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2001 06:54:15 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200107050554.f655sFV15600@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> That's useful - although I'm not sure that it answers my question about how
> to have links that will show up on both a light and a dark parts on the one
> page, i.e the navigation bar and the body of the page.

Select a light colour for the dark part and a dark colour for the light
part.  Obviously that makes the links more difficult to detect, which is
why it is better not to override the user's colours in the first place.
If you do mix colours like this, you should probably not override the
underlining of the links, so there is at least one common feature for
all links.  (Typical commercial web pages can be much worse than this.
When I looked at a, not particularly overdesigned page, I found about 
5 or 6 different conventions for indicating links, all to be learned/
discovered.

> I am not sure what you mean by using a Channel?

FONT FACE is one channel.  CSS style elements are another channel.
External CSS style sheets are another one.  XSLT style sheets are another,
etc.
Received on Thursday, 5 July 2001 01:54:19 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Tuesday, 19 July 2011 18:13:55 GMT