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From David Crossley <cross...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Clutch blue-green background colour obscures entries
Date Wed, 12 Oct 2011 03:38:05 GMT
sebb wrote:
> David Crossley wrote:
> > sebb wrote:
> >>
> >> Clutch uses a blue-green background colour for satisfactory entries.
> >>
> >> However, many entries include clickable blue links which are not very
> >> distinct from the background.
> >>
> >> I suggest changing the background to light green (#90EE90) which works
> >> much better for me.
> >>
> >> See the sample lines for Ace and Airavata at
> >>
> >> http://people.apache.org/~sebb/clutch.html#clutch
> >>
> >> OK to change that?
> >
> > This colour scheme was carefully chosen to assist
> > with colour-blindness.
> >
> > I have been meaning to find the old discussion and
> > development here about that, and add to Clutch notes.
> 
> +1

There are now some notes and acknowledgement at the bottom.

> > It used to have decent contrast for the links.
> 
> Sorry, should have checked that out.
> I've already rebuilt the original site to check the strange header
> behaviour, and indeed the table used to display very well.
> 
> > Now the new "bootsrap" CSS has changed link colour
> > to be a lighter blue. It has also changed the "visited link"
> > colour to be the same (which is poor design).
> >
> > I started yesterday to develop some CSS to fix that
> > for this table, but really it is an overall site issue.
> 
> Indeed.

Thanks for fixing that for the whole site. That is much better.

There is also the issue of "ul" lists being coloured faint grey.
That reduces readability.

-David

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