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comment Should hyperlink text color be changed after visited
You're right - the specific colours should be chosen carefully. The defaults, whatever you think of blue and purple, are a good starting point since the purple is close enough to still be recognised as a link. I notice that this site changes the visited colour slightly to make it closer to the default (my browser's default, anyway); I think it's a little too close.
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answered Should hyperlink text color be changed after visited
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comment Should hyperlink text color be changed after visited
Why do you dislike it? I'm sure people will claim this is too similar to a couple of other recent questions, but I'll back you up :-)
Nov
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answered Change text color when hovering over hyperlink
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comment Change text color when hovering over hyperlink
@Mart: I think this question is specifically different
Nov
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comment How does a “random page” option help an application to succeed?
And, in related reading: codinghorror.com/blog/2007/07/… :-)
Nov
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awarded  Editor
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revised What are the most common UIs/Components? What are their Strengths/Weaknesses? How to improve?
added 7 characters in body
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answered Is using the alt-attribute for text-as-graphics ok?
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awarded  Critic
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answered What are the most common UIs/Components? What are their Strengths/Weaknesses? How to improve?
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answered Should breadcrumb menus ever be two lines?
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comment Can we do better than CAPTCHA?
Why can't it be a third-party solution?
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awarded  Teacher
Nov
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comment How would you display a key equivalent to the user?
I agree that the AskTog article isn't a particularly good test. Replacing all vertical bars in a document with the letter "e" is not exactly a common task. A far more common 'replace' use case is noticing a typo a small number of characters back and correcting it. In that case, the cursor will move a relatively small distance, so fewer key presses will be required, but the distance the typist's hand needs to move to hold their mouse remains the same.
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comment How would you display a key equivalent to the user?
In my experience, CTRL-C and CTRL-V (Windows, of course) are commonly used. Other keyboard shortcuts are much less well-known - it's staggering the number of people I work with who don't know about ALT+TAB to switch windows, for example.
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comment How would you display a key equivalent to the user?
I'm using XP and the underlines are persistent; it might be a setting, though.
Nov
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answered Are there any studies that show the quickest mental processing for capitalization of header menu items for a website.
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comment Common web app usability gotchas?
I claim the best example of this: developer.apple.com/library/safari/#technotes/tn2010/tn2262/… Try that with javascript enabled, then disabled. Yes, that really is a pretty plain article with no need for javascript whatsoever, that displays just as a blank page without it. And Apple are trying to claim some kind of web-standards moral high ground ...