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Date: 18 Jan 2009 00:24:52
From: Helen Edith Stephenson
Subject: AO Website - hard to read?
I've been using Firefox 3 to browse the AO website and I'm finding that
the pale orange links are quite difficult to read against the pale blue
background; and that if you happen to click on one of those links, say
to display a player's details while browsing the draw, that the ensuing
pale blue followed link is even harder to see, let alone read, against
the aforementioned pale blue background.

Don't web designers actually *look* at their sites before putting them
live?

Furthermore, I couldn't find a place to leave site feedback, technical
or otherwise, and when I went to the search page linked from the base of
AO webpages and put in "feedback" it actually searched on every variant
of the word "search" which it could construct.

I don't think that's been tested either...

Helen

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Date: 21 Jan 2009 12:35:19
From: Helen Edith Stephenson
Subject: Re: AO Website - hard to read?
In article <5PvEwIis46cJFwY5@baronmoss.demon.co.uk >, Helen Edith
Stephenson <helen@nospam.demon.co.uk > writes
>In article <H86dnee51oierO7UnZ2dnUVZ8sTinZ2d@giganews.com>,
>wendyg@cix.compulink.co.uk writes
>>In article <FfhLU3XUbncJFwuR@baronmoss.demon.co.uk>,
>>helen@nospam.demon.co.uk (Helen Edith Stephenson) wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> I've been using Firefox 3 to browse the AO website and I'm finding
>>> that
>>> the pale orange links are quite difficult to read against the pale
>>> blue
>>> background; and that if you happen to click on one of those links,
>>> say
>>> to display a player's details while browsing the draw, that the
>>> ensuing
>>> pale blue followed link is even harder to see, let alone read,
>>> against
>>> the aforementioned pale blue background.
>>
>>Oh, yes, I just noticed today - it's impossible.
>
>I think they worked out the colour scheme on the main site pages and
>probably never tested the style sheets on a draw page where they have
>the pale blue background.
[snip]
>Another poster in this thread posted a link for feedback, which I've
>availed myself of...
>
>Thanks "arnab.z@gmail" <arnab.zaheen@gmail.com>
>
><http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/feedback/index.html>
>
>>> I don't think that's been tested either...
>>
>>So stupid.
>>
>>wg
[snip]

The links on the draws are now blue, and they're sufficiently different
from the background to be readable, so somebody either noticed or reads
feedback... :-)

Helen

Helen Edith Stephenson <helen at baronmoss dot demon dot co dot uk >
--
(I'm sure you can figure out what I mean!)
Website: http://www.wuronga.me.uk/helen/index.html
Blog: http://blog.360.yahoo.com/helenedithuk


 
Date: 18 Jan 2009 22:33:16
From: Helen Edith Stephenson
Subject: Re: AO Website - hard to read?
In article <H86dnee51oierO7UnZ2dnUVZ8sTinZ2d@giganews.com >,
wendyg@cix.compulink.co.uk writes
>In article <FfhLU3XUbncJFwuR@baronmoss.demon.co.uk>,
>helen@nospam.demon.co.uk (Helen Edith Stephenson) wrote:
>
>>
>> I've been using Firefox 3 to browse the AO website and I'm finding
>> that
>> the pale orange links are quite difficult to read against the pale
>> blue
>> background; and that if you happen to click on one of those links,
>> say
>> to display a player's details while browsing the draw, that the
>> ensuing
>> pale blue followed link is even harder to see, let alone read,
>> against
>> the aforementioned pale blue background.
>
>Oh, yes, I just noticed today - it's impossible.

I think they worked out the colour scheme on the main site pages and
probably never tested the style sheets on a draw page where they have
the pale blue background. Just increasing the saturation of the link
colours would be an improvement: they don't need to radically change
them, as blue and orange are opposites and should stand out against one
another - if only the orange was saturated enough to stand out against
*anything*! Making the blue followed link more saturated would also
improve it against the pale blue background. Once again, it doesn't have
to be a radical change and a complete redesign of the site colours. Just
a small tweak would make a big difference.

>> Don't web designers actually *look* at their sites before putting
>> them
>> live?
>
>They probably have the screens turned up a lot brighter in Australia.

LOL

>> Furthermore, I couldn't find a place to leave site feedback,
>> technical
>> or otherwise, and when I went to the search page linked from the
>> base of
>> AO webpages and put in "feedback" it actually searched on every
>> variant
>> of the word "search" which it could construct.
>
>Well, the good news is that IBM used to monitor Usenet and lots of Web
>boards watching out for hackers, so maybe they'll see it here.

Another poster in this thread posted a link for feedback, which I've
availed myself of...

Thanks "arnab.z@gmail" <arnab.zaheen@gmail.com >

<http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/feedback/index.html >

>> I don't think that's been tested either...
>
>So stupid.
>
>wg

The weird thing is that the search box near the top of many pages does
actually do a sensible search. It's only when you use the actual search
*page* that the search doesn't work.

Not even the search box that does work appears to be able to find the
feedback form if you type in "feedback" though...

Helen

Helen Edith Stephenson <helen at baronmoss dot demon dot co dot uk >
--
(I'm sure you can figure out what I mean!)
Website: http://www.wuronga.me.uk/helen/index.html
Blog: http://blog.360.yahoo.com/helenedithuk


 
Date: 18 Jan 2009 22:24:01
From: Helen Edith Stephenson
Subject: Re: AO Website - hard to read?
In article
<4d833f2c-8e63-4f89-816b-e0398023b079@q37g2000vbn.googlegroups.com >,
blueskates1111@aol.com writes
>On Jan 18, 5:28 am, Helen Edith Stephenson <he...@nospam.demon.co.uk>
>wrote:
>> In article
>> <f321ad9c-71e0-4471-b5ee-c68b3e2e3...@i20g2000prf.googlegroups.com>,
>> "arnab.z@gmail" <arnab.zah...@gmail.com> writes
>>
>>
>>
>> >On 18 Jan., 06:24, Helen Edith Stephenson <he...@nospam.demon.co.uk>
>> >wrote:
>> >> I've been using Firefox 3 to browse the AO website and I'm finding that
>> >> the pale orange links are quite difficult to read against the pale blue
>> >> background; and that if you happen to click on one of those links, say
>> >> to display a player's details while browsing the draw, that the ensuing
>> >> pale blue followed link is even harder to see, let alone read, against
>> >> the aforementioned pale blue background.
>>
>> >> Don't web designers actually *look* at their sites before putting them
>> >> live?
>
>Maybe you are viewing on a Mac, where things tend to lighten up a bit
>compared to PCs.
>
No, I'm on a PC running Windows XP.

Helen

Helen Edith Stephenson <helen at baronmoss dot demon dot co dot uk >
--
(I'm sure you can figure out what I mean!)
Website: http://www.wuronga.me.uk/helen/index.html
Blog: http://blog.360.yahoo.com/helenedithuk


 
Date: 18 Jan 2009 07:39:15
From:
Subject: Re: AO Website - hard to read?
In article <FfhLU3XUbncJFwuR@baronmoss.demon.co.uk >,
helen@nospam.demon.co.uk (Helen Edith Stephenson) wrote:

>
> I've been using Firefox 3 to browse the AO website and I'm finding
> that
> the pale orange links are quite difficult to read against the pale
> blue
> background; and that if you happen to click on one of those links,
> say
> to display a player's details while browsing the draw, that the
> ensuing
> pale blue followed link is even harder to see, let alone read,
> against
> the aforementioned pale blue background.

Oh, yes, I just noticed today - it's impossible.

>
> Don't web designers actually *look* at their sites before putting
> them
> live?

They probably have the screens turned up a lot brighter in Australia.

>
> Furthermore, I couldn't find a place to leave site feedback,
> technical
> or otherwise, and when I went to the search page linked from the
> base of
> AO webpages and put in "feedback" it actually searched on every
> variant
> of the word "search" which it could construct.

Well, the good news is that IBM used to monitor Usenet and lots of Web
boards watching out for hackers, so maybe they'll see it here.

>
> I don't think that's been tested either...

So stupid.

wg


 
Date: 18 Jan 2009 05:23:23
From:
Subject: Re: AO Website - hard to read?
On Jan 17, 7:24=A0pm, Helen Edith Stephenson <he...@nospam.demon.co.uk >
wrote:
> I've been using Firefox 3 to browse the AO website and I'm finding that
> the pale orange links are quite difficult to read against the pale blue
> background; and that if you happen to click on one of those links, say
> to display a player's details while browsing the draw, that the ensuing
> pale blue followed link is even harder to see, let alone read, against
> the aforementioned pale blue background.

I do agree, btw. Could have been improved upon.


 
Date: 18 Jan 2009 10:28:54
From: Helen Edith Stephenson
Subject: Re: AO Website - hard to read?
In article
<f321ad9c-71e0-4471-b5ee-c68b3e2e3526@i20g2000prf.googlegroups.com >,
"arnab.z@gmail" <arnab.zaheen@gmail.com > writes
>On 18 Jan., 06:24, Helen Edith Stephenson <he...@nospam.demon.co.uk>
>wrote:
>> I've been using Firefox 3 to browse the AO website and I'm finding that
>> the pale orange links are quite difficult to read against the pale blue
>> background; and that if you happen to click on one of those links, say
>> to display a player's details while browsing the draw, that the ensuing
>> pale blue followed link is even harder to see, let alone read, against
>> the aforementioned pale blue background.
>>
>> Don't web designers actually *look* at their sites before putting them
>> live?
>>
>> Furthermore, I couldn't find a place to leave site feedback, technical
>> or otherwise, and when I went to the search page linked from the base of
>> AO webpages and put in "feedback" it actually searched on every variant
>> of the word "search" which it could construct.
>
>http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/feedback/index.html

Thanks - I will make use of it.

It's always best to tell the people who may actually do something about
a problem!

Helen

Helen Edith Stephenson <helen at baronmoss dot demon dot co dot uk >
--
(I'm sure you can figure out what I mean!)
Website: http://www.wuronga.me.uk/helen/index.html
Blog: http://blog.360.yahoo.com/helenedithuk


 
Date: 17 Jan 2009 16:36:37
From: arnab.z@gmail
Subject: Re: AO Website - hard to read?
On 18 Jan., 06:24, Helen Edith Stephenson <he...@nospam.demon.co.uk >
wrote:
> I've been using Firefox 3 to browse the AO website and I'm finding that
> the pale orange links are quite difficult to read against the pale blue
> background; and that if you happen to click on one of those links, say
> to display a player's details while browsing the draw, that the ensuing
> pale blue followed link is even harder to see, let alone read, against
> the aforementioned pale blue background.
>
> Don't web designers actually *look* at their sites before putting them
> live?
>
> Furthermore, I couldn't find a place to leave site feedback, technical
> or otherwise, and when I went to the search page linked from the base of
> AO webpages and put in "feedback" it actually searched on every variant
> of the word "search" which it could construct.

http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/feedback/index.html


  
Date: 18 Jan 2009 05:21:33
From:
Subject: Re: AO Website - hard to read?
On Jan 18, 5:28=A0am, Helen Edith Stephenson <he...@nospam.demon.co.uk >
wrote:
> In article
> <f321ad9c-71e0-4471-b5ee-c68b3e2e3...@i20g2000prf.googlegroups.com>,
> "arnab.z@gmail" <arnab.zah...@gmail.com> writes
>
>
>
> >On 18 Jan., 06:24, Helen Edith Stephenson <he...@nospam.demon.co.uk>
> >wrote:
> >> I've been using Firefox 3 to browse the AO website and I'm finding tha=
t
> >> the pale orange links are quite difficult to read against the pale blu=
e
> >> background; and that if you happen to click on one of those links, say
> >> to display a player's details while browsing the draw, that the ensuin=
g
> >> pale blue followed link is even harder to see, let alone read, against
> >> the aforementioned pale blue background.
>
> >> Don't web designers actually *look* at their sites before putting them
> >> live?

Maybe you are viewing on a Mac, where things tend to lighten up a bit
compared to PCs.



   
Date: 18 Jan 2009 13:56:45
From:
Subject: Re: AO Website - hard to read?
In article
<4d833f2c-8e63-4f89-816b-e0398023b079@q37g2000vbn.googlegroups.com >,
blueskates1111@aol.com () wrote:

>
> Maybe you are viewing on a Mac, where things tend to lighten up a
> bit
> compared to PCs.
>

That seems a very dubious claim. In any event, I have the same problem and
I'm using a PC.

wg