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From: Aleksey Gurtovoy (agurtovoy_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-08-08 14:21:04

Rob Stewart writes:
> From: Beth Jacobson <bethj_at_[hidden]>
>> David Abrahams wrote:
>> >
>> > Beth, your proposals sound interesting... but they'd be a whole lot
>> > easier to evaluate if you'd just make up the page or CSS stuff
>> > required and post it where we can all get a look at it.
>> >
>> Done. The test page is up at
> I don't find the enlarged text an improvement, particularly. In
> a sense, the enlarged size makes that text compete too much with
> the body text on the left 2/3.

Well, the navigation links are supposed to be easily identifiable at
first glance. Besides, they don't really compete with the body text in
a sense that once you start reading it, you concentrate all your
attention on the flow and simply don't notice what's around it (much
as you don't notice the ads and the likes when you are reading a news
site). IMO from usability standpoint the larger size is an

> I like the consistent treatment of links. I don't like the
> selected color as the contrast is too low.

FWIW, it works for me. The links are clearly distinguishable from the
plain text.

> Nevertheless, colored
> text is better than underlining.

Most definitely.

> The subtle difference for visited links is fine, but the selected
> color has even less contrast, so it is a poor choice.

Again, it's clearly distinguishable, which IMO makes it an acceptable
choice (although may be not the best one).

Aleksey Gurtovoy
MetaCommunications Engineering

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