W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > w3c-wai-ig@w3.org > January to March 2010

Re: Color coding

From: Jon Hanna <jon@hackcraft.net>
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 09:44:28 +0000
Message-ID: <4B7A68FC.6000609@hackcraft.net>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Ginger Claassen wrote:
> Dear all,
> 
> I have a small problem. Currently I am working on my website and I was 
> thinking about color coding the links on the site - one color for 
> external links and one for links to content on my site. If the contrast 
> is sufficient enough staying in the suggested range would this still be 
> accessible for people who suffering from color blindness?

Avoid commonly confused colours, and don't use colour as the sole 
indicator of important information. I wouldn't consider whether a link 
is "external" or "internal" as important information, so as long as it 
was high-contrast, I would be too concerned beyond that.
Received on Tuesday, 16 February 2010 09:45:02 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Tuesday, 19 July 2011 18:14:33 GMT