Hi, TjL :-)
In my case, I think part of it will depend on audience...I'm an online Help
author/developer, and most of my audience expects that hyperlinks will be
Personally, I'm not in favor of underlines (too many years of creating
WinHelp files that included topics of links...that much green underlining
can affect anyone's perspective!). However, I use them for client work.
I have them disabled in the current version of my Web site, although the
redesign (which hasn't gone up yet) includes them again, because my colors
aren't distinct enough for folks to see the links. And as much as I really
don't like underlines in hyperlinks, I dislike background color even
more...maybe it's just that I can "ignore" the underlines, after so many
years, where I can't ignore bg colors.
My two cents :-)
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Char James-Tanny [EMAIL-REMOVED])
JTF Associates, Inc. (http://www.helpstuff.com)
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> [EMAIL-REMOVED]]On Behalf Of Tim Luoma
> Sent: Sunday, July 14, 2002 10:51 PM
> To: [EMAIL-REMOVED]
> Subject: [css-d] to underline or not to underline, that is the question
> Ok folks, I'm officially torn.
> While this is a theoretical question, it's also very practical in
> I am getting weary of sites that have 'text-decoration: none' and the
> link color is 0.00001% of a shade lighter or darker than the regular text.
> On the other hand, I'm not thrilled with the way that underlining looks.
> Given the number of visually impaired/color blind/not entirely brilliant
> web users out there, I'm inclined to keep the underlining[*] for all
> except navigational links where it should be obvious what they are.
> I'd like to hear pro/con about this. Right now I'd like to use
> text-decoration: none but I haven't seen it particularly well
> implemented in many places. Would you add a background color of
> some sort?
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