design.canonical a:visited CSS lacks constrast

Bug #619779 reported by Paul Sladen on 2010-08-18
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Depreciate - Canonical design blog
Medium
Unassigned

Bug Description

The CSS used for the design.canonical.com planet uses a very low contrast between black body text, and a:visited links, making it hard to spot inline links, eg:

  http://design.canonical.com/2010/08/get-your-photos-on-millions-of-computers/

Ideally there should be a good contrast between link colour and body text color, and/or additional visual hints; traditionally _underlining_ is used to denote links. As underlining for links is widespread, and given the "muscle memory" advantages of doing so, this could also be the solution if there is a desire to keep link text colour close to body text colour.

Paul Sladen (sladen) on 2010-08-18
Changed in canonical-website:
status: New → Confirmed
affects: canonical-website → ubuntu-website-content
Changed in ubuntu-website-content:
assignee: nobody → Birgit Oberlerchner (birgit-oberlerchner)

Hello Paul, thanks for your feedback. Our design team are aware of the issues you pointed out, and while I've been told that there is no easy solution (not in terms of technical implementation, but because there are considerations to be made in terms of our overall design guidelines), we have also agreed that we would do an overall design review and audit in the next 2 months - and come up with a plan of attack thereafter!
On a side note, please note that for bug/task tracking we are actually only using https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu-website-content/ for both websites, canonical and ubuntu.
I hope this helps.
Kind regards
B

Paul Sladen (sladen) on 2010-08-18
tags: added: uff-regression
tags: removed: uff-regression
Changed in ubuntu-website-content:
assignee: Birgit Oberlerchner (birgit-oberlerchner) → nobody
affects: ubuntu-website-content → blahblahblah
Changed in blahblahblah:
importance: Undecided → Medium
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