From: Martin Wille (mw8329_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-08-06 10:31:59
Rene Rivera wrote:
> Marcin Kalicinski wrote:
>>I know gazillion words have been said on the looks of the new webpage, but
>>still I want to add my 2 pennies. Briefly, I think that links in the text
>>look very ugly and... amateurish?
> OK. How is it ugly? How is it amateurish?
IMHO, it isn't amateurish at all.
>>If you insist on having them underlined I
>>suggest you stick with more standard look, such as on OpenOffice.org webpage
>>(and many others). This looks much more professional.
> OpenOffice.org doesn't have underlines on links, from my POV.
That's strange. They get displayed underlined here.
>>rather have links in boxes on the right have the same style as links in the
I understand that request. It's the same functionality (a link to some
other page). Why are there different visual representations for the same
Without relying on mouse-over stuff, it's non-obvious that the box
contents are links. In fact, I would have thought that "Support" is a
link because it's underlined. However, it is not. Why do the titles in
the Box not only have underlines but also this mouse-over stuff? They
are not links, so there's no need to help the user aim at the correct
spot. Maybe it would be a good idea to actually make them links.
Why does the ">>" icon indicate a link in the boxes, but not in the main
part of the page?
I usually have loading of pictures turned off (which is why I didn't
recognize those inconsistencies earlier). Without the ">>", there's no
indication that the box contents are links.
I understand that a box contains an index for a different page and I
like the idea of grouping them. However, I suggest to add some more
obvious indication that the index items are links (maybe underlining in
some light color, maybe underlining only on mouse-over).
On terminal based browsers, these problems don't seem to exist. All
links get displayed consistently.
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