[Pdx-pm] learn.perl.org rework (TPF grant)

Eric Wilhelm enobacon at gmail.com
Mon May 4 12:47:55 PDT 2009

# from Michael R. Wolf
# on Monday 04 May 2009 11:43:

>Link styles (color and decoration) are a de-facto standard.  DO NOT  
>CHANGE THEM.  Invest CCS creativity elsewhere.

Thanks, but I'm probably done with the CSS creativity investment.  I 
could try to make it uglier if that would help someone else to just 
replace it.  When I mess with these things, hours dissappear and it 
ends up looking exactly like it did when I started. :-D

>     Summary:
>     Textual links should be colored and underlined to achieve the  
>best perceived affordance of clickability, though there are a few  
>exceptions to these guidelines.

I dunno.  Seems like anyone with difficulties is going to get themselves 
a browser with a sufficient number of knobs that whatever suggested 
coloring caused by CSS is irrelevant.

But, if you really want affordances, try something besides color.

  a:before {content: "☞"}
  a:after  {content: "☜"}

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