On 12/31/02 3:27 AM, "Derek Moore" <jizzbug(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
Because of the nature of Wikipedia, articles tend to
get rather congested
with links. All these super-bright reds and blues and gaudy underlines can
sometimes get the better of an article. I was working on [[w:LAMP]] just
now when my eyes just couldn't take anymore.
It might be nice to find some softer colors for links, visited links, and
non-existent links. And to also, via CSS, get rid of the underlines on
links within the body of an article (the underlines are kinda helpful for
the menus to left, above, and below articles, though [but maybe for style
these underlines could be done away with, too, and instead go with bolding
the font faces]). I do like red for non-existent articles, and blue for
existent articles; they're just way too bright as it is.
Anyways, I really think something ought to be done about this, as too many
link-filled articles just look terrible, and their readability is quite
degraded. It's just too distracting on the eyes, especially when you're
tryin' to study the text.
One, this isn't a matter for wikitech. Two, I think it's fine for there
be a non-default skin that satisfies your desires. Three: in no way should
non-underlined links be the default. It's bad practice in terms of usability
to violate standards.