[Athen] question about links - underlining

Scott StOnge stonge at stcc.edu
Fri May 26 11:35:32 PDT 2006


I've found that using the a:hover pseudo-class for CSS works great for
providing simple roll-over effects to text links and minimizes the need
for color concerns. I just start off with underlined links (changing
colors according to current design) and when a user mouses over the link
the underline dissappears. Someone listening to the page would never
know the difference.

Here's a little CSS code from my site's stylesheet:

A:hover {
font-family: Arial, sans-serif;
color: #990000;
text-decoration: none;

Hope this helps,

Scott SaintOnge
National Center for Telecommunications Technologies
- a division of Springfield Technical Community College


>>> danc at u.washington.edu 05/26/06 13:30 PM >>>

On Fri, 26 May 2006, Berkowitz, Daniel J wrote:

> Optional browsers, such as Firefox and Opera, have accessibility


> that allow the end-user to choose how links will be displayed and

> handled. They can be personalized.

Though it's possible to override styles, the overwhelming majority of
users have no idea that they can do this. They use their browsers with
"out of the box" settings.

I think links should *always* be underlined, and should be a different
color than the rest of the content.

-*- Dan Comden danc at u.washington.edu
Access Technology Lab
University of Washington

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