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Re: Sending users to our documentation

Permanent link to this post Posted by waxcylinder » Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:51 am

Gale Andrews wrote:And you have got me on a hobbyhorse as I never liked this background - it isn't a colour that's part of our logo, as Vaughan once pointed out.

The only color from the logo that you could give to the header background would surely be the inner red flash - otherwise you would lose either the blue/black headphones or the yellow flash/waves.

I'm glad I'm not the only one with a hobby-horse ... :)

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Re: Sending users to our documentation

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:48 am

Gale Andrews wrote:The text outside the links used to be a pink/purple colour if you recall, and to be seen against the blue it had to be very much more pink than blue. What I think you are suggesting will be less easy to see, and will have the disadvantage that it is no longer an expected colour for a link (plus on the Wiki, red links are broken).

What I had in mind was adding just a touch or red. The current colour (color) is (or close to) #00F, I was thinking that just a touch of red would make them more visible against the current background.

This is #30F which is noticeably brighter on my laptop screen:
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Gale Andrews wrote:I'm still going to try changing the background first.

Which is of course the other solution. I think the background is made up of images (top corners, bottom corners and main "inner" background) which makes it a bit more tricky to change.

kozikowski wrote:Any way to post a mockup and not have to jigger the html each time?

An easy way to mock-up the text colour is to add the "Firebug" plug-in to Firefox - this allows you to change the html/style and see the result in real time - then take a screen shot.
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Re: Sending users to our documentation

Permanent link to this post Posted by waxcylinder » Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:39 pm

I note that in the changes some of the section titles have changed from white to blue on the bue background - very hard to read. :(

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Re: Sending users to our documentation

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waxcylinder wrote:I note that in the changes some of the section titles have changed from white to blue on the bue background - very hard to read. :(

You mean on the Board index page. Yes, so they have and so they are :(
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Re: Sending users to our documentation

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:24 pm

<<<Are we trying to help the less able users? Then the London Times is irrelevant.>>>

Not it's not. Less able users would never have found out that links are required to be purple. They're far better served by bright clear links -- given our background colour.

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Re: Sending users to our documentation

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:35 pm

Mockup:

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Re: Sending users to our documentation

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:42 pm

kozikowski wrote:Mockup:

audacity_mockup.png

That certainly stands out a lot better, and I don't think it looks bad either.
Somehow it also seems to make the line "Click the underlined links for quick answers in our" stand out better,
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Re: Sending users to our documentation

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:47 pm

OK. Ya got me. I made the background darker.

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Re: Sending users to our documentation

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:02 pm

kozikowski wrote:I made the background darker.

I think it looks better with the background a shade darker - more contrast, so easier to see.
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Re: Sending users to our documentation

Permanent link to this post Posted by waxcylinder » Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:33 pm

+1 for the bigger font for "Tips, Tutorials and Documentation"

But I suspect that GAle will comment that this font size is bigger the the "Audacity Forum" - if so then I suggest we increase the font size on that too.

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