Different color for URL hyperlinks?

ui-ux

#1

When reading through some other threads, the subtle color difference for hyperlinks is somewhat difficult to see. It makes it easy to miss hyperlinks when scanning through a thread. Is it possible to choose another color for them that has a better contrast with the body text and page background?


#2

+1, I agree with you. Would be great if they have more contrast to make the hyperlinks more visible.


#3

Hi @mattdm or @sanja, do either of you know how to make color adjustments on the site?


#4

Yeah, it can be changed within the CSS as admin. Some preferred colors? Or maybe making the font bold instead?


#5

I’m no designer, but I would prefer either a warm color like an orange for contrast or bolded text for hyperlinks. I’m not sure if there is a style guide for Fedora brand color combinations.


#6

@sanja @mattdm Any chance to experiment or take a look here?


#7

Kept the colours as they are now, made the text 10% bigger and underlined. Adding a symbol looks really bad and messing around with colours is too “risky” in terms of complaints so does this work as a solution?


#8

The bold and underline help a lot! I’m undecided on the size bump though – it feels visually disruptive in longer threads. Maybe try 5%? If we can set a different background color (like when tagging another user, e.g. @jwf vs. hyperlink), that would help too. Thanks for experimenting with this.


#9

Ok, size back to normal and background taken from the mention link. That should hopefully be visual cue enough - if a designer wants to step in and change things, feel free to ping me. Thanks!


#10

This is great, thanks for adjusting it @sanja! :smile: