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From: Rob Stewart (stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-08-08 14:43:05

From: Aleksey Gurtovoy <agurtovoy_at_[hidden]>
> Rob Stewart writes:
> > From: Beth Jacobson <bethj_at_[hidden]>
> >> David Abrahams wrote:
> >> >
> > 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

They should be easily identifiable when you look at that side of
the page, but they shouldn't draw your attention to that side
immediately. The larger text does the latter.

> 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
> improvement.

Did you find the smaller text somehow unreadable?

> > 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.

Yes, they are distinguishable. The problem is, they are harder
to read because of the lower contrast.

> > 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).

Readability is of great concern, not just distinguishability.

Rob Stewart                           stewart_at_[hidden]
Software Engineer           
Susquehanna International Group, LLP  using std::disclaimer;

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