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Would you like to see links in blue by default?
Yes, it makes them stand out and easier to spot
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 80%  [ 12 ]
No, I think underlines and links should always look the same
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Chocolate is yummy!
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revolution
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Recently I have been manually making all my links blue and underlined. Some people have also started to do the same. And I think it makes things much clearer to have the links appear differently from ordinary underlined text.

There is a simple way to set the board to do this automatically. The file "templates/phpVB2/phpVB2.css" has the templates. If the following lines are added to the css file then automatically all user post links appear as blue and turn red when the mouse hovers above.
Code:
a.postlink
{
        color: #0000FF;
        font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;
}

a.postlink:hover
{
        text-decoration: underline;
        color: #E23E3E;
        font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;
}    
This does not affect any other colour schemes on any other pages because it uses the "postlink" class and only user posted links have the postlink class applied. The current css file omits the postlink definition so this change will not overwrite anything.

I think the forum looks much nicer when the underlines look like underlines and links look like links. Cool


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Post 16 Sep 2008, 18:12
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I don't mind about current version, but also wouldn't mind about blue ones
Post 16 Sep 2008, 20:30
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Funny, when I have been skimming through new posts lately, I saw many blue links and thought that someone changed the CSS at last. Now I see that those were apparently only your posts, revolution Smile
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Second time today, I find myself in agreement with revolution. Holy Cow. Anyway, it is unclear to me, whether or not this change is something we all need to implement, or if this is a change required of the forum software, i.e. outside our individual responsibility. If I must change my links, manually, by myself, I wish to announce that my feeble mindedness which is all too often apparent, has recently spiked again, and consequently, I confess that I do not understand how to employ these two identifiers: Postlink and postlink hover. Can I impose on someone to provide a single illustration using these two commands in html?
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Oh, sorry, this is a server change that only Tomasz can implement.
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If you all would like to see a change like this then perhaps Tomasz would be willing to consider it if enough people were in favour. I haven't asked him, I am just hoping that he may consider it.

I have converted this thread to a poll so you can easily vote. That way you don't have to leave a comment if you are short on time.
Post 29 Sep 2008, 06:11
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So far the response has been 100% positive. 9/9 say yes. Yeah, I know, chocolate is yummy also (2/2).
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10/10 now
Post 07 Oct 2008, 15:50
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but is the blue best color? IMO it doesn't fit current color scheme so well...
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[color=red]red[/color] is cool
Post 07 Oct 2008, 16:21
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vid wrote:
but is the blue best color? IMO it doesn't fit current color scheme so well...
So what is your suggested colour?
Post 07 Oct 2008, 16:40
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no idea
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blahblah blah, RED, blah

blahblah blah, GREEN, blah

blahblah blah, BLUE, blah

blahblah blah, DARK RED, blah

blahblah blah, ORANGE, blah

blahblah blah, BROWN, blah

blahblah blah, YELLOW, blah

blahblah blah, OLIVE, blah

blahblah blah, CYAN, blah

blahblah blah, DARK BLUE, blah

blahblah blah, INDIGO, blah

blahblah blah, VIOLET, blah

blahblah blah, WHITE, blah

blahblah blah, BLACK, blah
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dark blue or indigo, IMO
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windwakr:
Laughing
where is transparent?

vid:
red is a good idea
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red is too screaming out of site... dark red is much better
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dark blue would be suitable also.
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If possible, it could be made user selectable.

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Quote:
If possible, it could be made user selectable.

no way... we would end up with complete color mess
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