Light green text means several different things

Bug #402156 reported by Matthew Paul Thomas on 2009-07-21
18
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Launchpad itself
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

Light green text is being introduced consistently across Launchpad to mean "this isn't a link, but clicking it does something". This is a fine idea.

Unfortunately, light green text has at least three other meanings in Launchpad already: (1) Fix Released status, (2) Medium importance, and (3) any link on the wiki.

This bug will be fixed when light green text has one consistent meaning across Launchpad.

One way of fixing this would be:
* keep using light green text to mean "this isn't a link, but clicking it does something";
* make links on the wiki blue, like they are on the rest of Launchpad (bug 283760);
* stop using colored text for bug statuses (instead perhaps greying out Incomplete bugs, and striking out fixed ones);
* stop using colored text for bug importances (instead relying on the existing colored bug icons).

Another way of fixing this would be:
* to indicate "this isn't a link, but clicking it does something", use something other than green text, e.g. a dotted underline;
* make links on the wiki blue, like they are on the rest of Launchpad (bug 283760);
* use colored text for bug statuses OR colored text for bug importances, not both.

tags: added: ui
affects: launchpad → launchpad-foundations
tags: added: confusing-ui
removed: ui
Curtis Hovey (sinzui) on 2009-10-20
Changed in launchpad-foundations:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
Curtis Hovey (sinzui) on 2010-03-03
affects: launchpad-foundations → malone
Changed in blueprint:
status: New → Triaged
Changed in launchpad-answers:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in blueprint:
importance: Undecided → Low
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