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RE: RE: Variables for Theme Colors

by ZZamboni (Curate)
on Sep 18, 2000 at 05:24 UTC ( #32899=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to RE: Variables for Theme Colors
in thread Variables for Theme Colors

The use of color in posts has been discussed before, and if I remember correctly, the general feeling was that in general it should be discouraged.

So although in principle I like your idea, I wonder: will the people who -against common opinion- still use color go to the trouble of figuring out how to use whatever new scheme we come up with, so that it is readable by everyone? I doubt it.

I don't remember what the comments about color were when the discussion about restricting HTML in posts occurred, but it seems to me that a better solution may be to filter out color tags altogether.

I haven't seen enough people using color to think that this is a real problem yet, though.


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RE: RE: RE: Variables for Theme Colors
by mdillon (Priest) on Sep 18, 2000 at 06:29 UTC

    i think you may be right. this idea is probably more trouble than it is worth. however, as much as i personally dislike most uses of color in top-level and reply nodes (it doesn't really bother me on home nodes), i don't think that getting rid of all color is desirable yet (or necessary, as you've observed).

    one thing that quite possibly should be fixed is the Saints in Our Book page. that page is largely unreadable with the dark theme, since both the text color and the background are gray (thank goodness for visual highlighting of selections (too bad it isn't XOR'd so that i could see my selection on a yellow page)).

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