Last modified: 2011-03-13 18:06:38 UTC
From: Harry Zilber
Sent: Tuesday, May 02, 2006 12:24 PM
Subject: CAN YOU IMPROVE YOUR WEB ARTICLE FORMATTING FOR BETTER READABLITITY?
Hi Wikipedia staff!
I enjoy your website and articles greatly.
I'd like to suggest that you offer your users/end customers the ability to view
your website articles with links that are in the same black font colour as the
remaining 'non-linked' text of the article.
I'm currently using a Firefox browser, and when I view Wikipedia articles there
are numerous links in the text of the articles that are depicted in blue
coloured font. The article text thus becomes a hodgepodge of black and blue
text, which I find very distracting. I've seen other websites (unrelated to
Wikipedia) previously where the links are shown in the same black font colours,
but when the user 'hovers' his/her mouse cursor over the text, the links then
become underlined (or possibly change colours?). I believe that this type of
web-page link-viewing system improves readability be reason of having far fewer
I'm sure that offering your users the ability to have an alternate method of
viewing text links will help your already excellent product become even more
popular and user-friendly.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
That would greatly harm the ability to use the web site by making it
difficult to find and use links.
Tell him about the CSS per-user customization.
(In reply to comment #2)
> Tell him about the CSS per-user customization.
Why couldn't you have done, with that comment? Bear in mind that that's useless
for anonymous readers.