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Re: Link colors, white text on black background

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Jun 2003 23:53:17 -0700
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
To: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Message-Id: <3703994E-9B10-11D7-99B5-000393D9E692@idyllmtn.com>

I've used "cyan" and "violet" as substitutes for "blue" and "purple" on
a few inverted white-on-black designs.  No idea if it's best, though, as
I haven't done any user testing. But the point of using those colors was
to parallel the blue and purple cliche.


On Monday, June 9, 2003, at 11:18 PM, David Woolley wrote:

>> If I use white text on black background, what are the best colors for
> * link and visited link?
> So as not to violate too many other user expections, I would say blue 
> and
> purple, but adjust the intensities so that a grey scale conversion of 
> the
> image shows the same contrast as with the conventional colour scheme.
> I think you may need to de-saturate the colours, as they are naturally
> low intensity.
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