Visted link color in documentation is hard to discern

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at
Sun Nov 14 15:17:04 CET 2004

Jasper Huijsmans wrote:

> Jeff Franks wrote:
>>> I thought about keeping the visited color the same as the 
>>> non-visited link, because, as we all know, people will visit every 
>>> link of the documentation anyway ;-) But perhaps that's not the best 
>>> solution.
>>> I chose the all-blue colorscheme to match better with the web-site.
>> **I like the all blue color scheme too. I don't like most visited 
>> link colors because they tend to constrast rather than match the page 
>> color scheme. I think making *a:link* and *a:visited* the same color 
>> seems like a good compromize. I don't like underlines either but the 
>> extra visual cue it would give the light _*hover color*_ would make 
>> the hover link stand out more. When your not hovering there would be 
>> no underline.
> Done ;-)

just an FYI, jakob nielsen says not changing the color of visited links 
is a crime punishable by death (ok, that's not precisely what he said):
i suppose you could argue it doesn't matter for online docs, though 
nielsen specifically mentions "any type of navigational design".


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