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web-links almost invisible (Midland)

Unread postby StevieG » Sun Jun 28, 2009 7:55 am

I currently use 'Midland' style 'board' preference, but recently almost completely missed out on seeing that there were some links in a recent post which were present in the form of grammatical text within a sentence, because they looked only a very slightly more black colour than the surrounding text.
I did miss realising that they were links on normal reading. It was only when quoting the post in mine that all the [url][/url]'s being visible made them obvious.

Is this an unavoidable feature of 'Midland' style? I tried switching to the other two 'board' preferences for comparison and the presence of the links was more obvious.

Still much appreciate the overall improvements brought by the new software, though.
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Re: web-links almost invisible (Midland)

Unread postby John Hinson » Sun Jun 28, 2009 10:11 am

This is why you get a choice of colour schemes - choose the one that suits you most.

All of these schemes are designed by third-parties, and I discarded about 90% of those available for features (or lack of) far worse than this. You have the best of those that are currently available.

I currently do have one colour scheme on had to add to the selection, awaiting customisation. Just creating the customised header takes quite a bit of work - trying to adjust specific features is just not practical, I'm afraid.

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Re: web-links almost invisible (Midland)

Unread postby StevieG » Sun Jun 28, 2009 11:21 am

Fair enough. Just wondered.
Thanks anyway John.
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Re: web-links almost invisible (Midland)

Unread postby JRB » Sun Aug 23, 2009 8:56 pm

signalman wrote: - 334 registered users use the default Caley scheme, 12 Midland and 8 Southern.

Only because we're still waiting for GWR.
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Re: web-links almost invisible (Midland)

Unread postby SDL » Sun Aug 23, 2009 9:23 pm

signalman wrote: - 334 registered users use the default Caley scheme, 12 Midland and 8 Southern.
I'm using the Caley scheme by choice, not because it's the default. I'm sure that the same is true of its other 333 discerning users. :D
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Re: web-links almost invisible (Midland)

Unread postby ferroequine » Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:34 am

JRB wrote:
signalman wrote: - 334 registered users use the default Caley scheme, 12 Midland and 8 Southern.

Only because we're still waiting for GWR.


Exactly so!
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Re: web-links almost invisible (Midland)

Unread postby Chris Osment » Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:34 am

Only because we're still waiting for GWR.


Will it be broad-gauge and need a wide-screen ? :lol:
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Re: web-links almost invisible (Midland)

Unread postby Mike Hodgson » Mon Aug 24, 2009 10:07 am

Chris Osment wrote:
Only because we're still waiting for GWR.


Will it be broad-gauge and need a wide-screen ? :lol:


... and lower quadrant means you put the monitor on the floor and the tower on your desk?
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Re: web-links almost invisible (Midland)

Unread postby JRB » Mon Aug 24, 2009 10:29 am

Mike Hodgson wrote:
Chris Osment wrote:
Only because we're still waiting for GWR.


Will it be broad-gauge and need a wide-screen ? :lol:


... and lower quadrant means you put the monitor on the floor and the tower on your desk?

Wide screen: I wish.

Balance weights at top & finial at bottom? NO !!
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Re: web-links almost invisible (Midland)

Unread postby John Webb » Mon Aug 24, 2009 7:37 pm

As one of the 12 Midland users (like the DI, what else could I use!) I assume that we could bold around URLs to make them stand out a bit more?
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Re: web-links almost invisible (Midland)

Unread postby ferroequine » Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:46 pm

Chris Osment wrote:
Only because we're still waiting for GWR.


Will it be broad-gauge and need a wide-screen ? :lol:


I do hope so (well at least I've got the screen), the tower is already on the desk but at the same level as the screen and I suppose all I really need to do is interlink it with the Spagnoletti block instrument to provide a control on incoming emails :lol:
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Re: web-links almost invisible (Midland)

Unread postby John Hinson » Tue Aug 25, 2009 6:50 am

I have had a quick fiddle with some of the stylesheet settings and you may have now noticed the links now come up coloured in the Midland scheme. It should be bright maroon for unvisited links, and darker for ones you have already been to.

Its quite a complicated thing to change because so much on the page constitutes a "link" (e.g. every indexed thread, navigation etc) but I will leave it like this for a few days and would appreciate comments. It may turn out to not be satisfactory if it affects other things, but let's see.

Here is a sample link:
http://signalbox.org/

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Re: web-links almost invisible (Midland)

Unread postby John Webb » Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:33 am

Thanks, John, that does look rather clearer.
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Re: web-links almost invisible (Midland)

Unread postby StevieG » Tue Aug 25, 2009 11:32 am

Beginning to notice some of the other effects, but overall I'd say it's an improvement so far. Thanks for so much effort.
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Re: web-links almost invisible (Midland)

Unread postby Keith » Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:46 am

SDL wrote:I'm using the Caley scheme by choice, not because it's the default. I'm sure that the same is true of its other 333 discerning users. :D
Hear, hear!

I've been trying to remember to underline links to help those on other schemes.
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