The grey background to the yellow waves was in fact the colour used for the trademark. I had to change the colour of the trademark here to go with our current header background, or it would be invisible.
The idea of the #f3f3ff used on the Wiki or the near-neighbour #eeeeff (238,238,255) on the main web site is that it is close to the reflection colour on the left headphone of the logo. Clearly that sort of colour could be used for the header background here, but it may still be that the originally intended colour for the trademark will only actually show with a white background.
I’d also point out that we are “supposed” to be working towards our sites having a unified appearance rather than a patchwork.
I think I’ve found the two CSS elements for the corners and the main background now.
Thanks. Yes I used to use Firebug to do things like that but Firefox became too much of a resource drain on Windows. I use Chrome for my browser at the moment and haven’t investigated any Firebug-like extensions for that.
Sorry, but unintentional - will revert to white as soon as I can.
Thanks for the mockups. What I’m missing is any concrete evidence that users don’t click on the current blue links because they don’t see them ; whereas I do have concrete evidence that white links (even underlined) are not recognised as links. I think the links simply must be blue if we want to maximise clicks.
On my CRT monitor, the darker background makes the Audacity word in the logo appear both jagged and blurred (and harder to see). I get this jagged/blurred effect to a lesser extent with Steve’s more pinkish blue for the text, although with that proviso the links are easier to see because of the increased contrast.
I would never get links of the size Koz suggests passed on the main web site by Vaughan et al so I’'m not proposing to have links of that size here. Visual consistency again . Also, most people should come to the Forum from http://audacityteam.org/contact/ so will already have seen the invocations to check the Wiki and FAQs first. I think it would be confusing to have links of huge size or excessive contrast that are nothing to do with the actual site the user is on.
For now, I’ll probably just tweak the blue of the links a little, if it can be made to actually look like a blue that is something to do with the blues on the Forum or in the logo (I don’t really think that’s the case with Steve’s blue).
Later on I’ll see if I can produce some mockups of a white background and an #eeeeff background.