a pet peeve

August 10th, 2005

Just one little thing this time, only one. Where did the common, new trend come from which dictates that inline links should be as similar as possible to the text in which they appear? How often in the last week have I seen gray text with an inline link which is marginally darker gray. Or even a blue link, but the visitied link color is either identical to the text or near identical. Since when is it the goal of web pages to camouflage links???

example? right here. in the yellow box, where it says "Programmers can download blahblah here". That is a link but completely invisible to anyone who doesn't expect it to be there.

What is wrong with you people??

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