Link formatting in the Fluid blog and elsewhere

Moore, Kathleen E kemoore at
Tue Apr 22 13:09:12 UTC 2008

Underlining links on Confluence seems like an improvement.


I completely agree that Fluid's gray-green doesn't provide much contrast
to black text. I've been working on formatting for the Open Source
Design Pattern Library, in Drupal, and on many of these pages almost
everything would be underlined if that were the rule. There, I've
brightened the green and underlined a few cases where the links seem
least intuitive.


It seems to me that the Fluid colors are fine for an identity system,
but trying to use them as the entire color scheme for functional sites
doesn't work very well.




Kathleen Moore

Web Manager

Boston University School of Management

kemoore at



From: fluid-work-bounces at
[mailto:fluid-work-bounces at] On Behalf Of Eli Cochran
Sent: Monday, April 21, 2008 1:30 PM
To: fluid-work at
Subject: Link formatting in the Fluid blog


Here's an little issue but I thought I'd get the groups feedback and
permission since I want to change is someone else's design. 


The link color in the Fluid blog is way too similar to the base text
color and links get lost. I would like to add an underline to links in
the blog. An oft-ignored standard, not as pretty, but not ugly either. 


Any objections?


- Eli 


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Eli Cochran

user interaction developer

ETS, UC Berkeley


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