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post #31 of 57
I just changed my username color last night....I bet that doesn't show up well for a bunch of people!

I use Purrples & haven't had any issues with not being able to see colored text posts, but that's why I chose Purrples....I had issues with it in the other skins.
post #32 of 57
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Originally Posted by laureen227 View Post
exactly...
btw - does this font look really big to the rest of you? 'cause to me, it's just a hair bigger. i like it 'cause i find it easier to read... but if it bothers people, i can stop changing it.
for me, the only appropriate use of colored text or extra large text is for emphasis, delineation [like Sharky's use] or voices [like in Paws & Reflect].
altho even in the latter, i didn't start using colored text until i ran out of other options. i have one cat that uses the plain font, one bold, one italic & one underlined... then Miss Firefox came along, & i had to come up w/something for her!
With my settings, your text looks larger than the default, Laureen, but not humungous, and not overpowering. It's fine, as far as I'm concerned.
post #33 of 57
Some colors are worse then others. I'll attempt it first; but the yellows are probably the worse to use.
post #34 of 57
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Originally Posted by white cat lover View Post
I just changed my username color last night....I bet that doesn't show up well for a bunch of people!

I use Purrples & haven't had any issues with not being able to see colored text posts, but that's why I chose Purrples....I had issues with it in the other skins.
I like it... and I love your avatar BTW!

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Some colors are worse then others. I'll attempt it first; but the yellows are probably the worse to use.
I agree... the lighter colors are the hardest for me... yellow, cream, white, light grey...
post #35 of 57
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Originally Posted by laureen227 View Post
exactly...
btw - does this font look really big to the rest of you? 'cause to me, it's just a hair bigger. i like it 'cause i find it easier to read... but if it bothers people, i can stop changing it.
for me, the only appropriate use of colored text or extra large text is for emphasis, delineation [like Sharky's use] or voices [like in Paws & Reflect].
altho even in the latter, i didn't start using colored text until i ran out of other options. i have one cat that uses the plain font, one bold, one italic & one underlined... then Miss Firefox came along, & i had to come up w/something for her!
It appears a bit bigger, but doesn't look like you're "yelling". Often larger text sizes look like yelling. Your font and size combination looks fine I think.
post #36 of 57
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Originally Posted by twstychik View Post
I like it... and I love your avatar BTW!


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Originally Posted by twstychik View Post
I agree... the lighter colors are the hardest for me... yellow, cream, white, light grey...
now, see, for me, it's just the opposite - the darker the color, the harder it is for me to see it using my preferred skin [night vision]. can't see Trout'smom's username at all, & Yosemite, rapunzel47, clixpix, valanhb, glitch, kluchetta, Alleygirl - all of these are a bit difficult for me to see. whitecatlover - i like your new color, & it's really easy for me to see!
post #37 of 57
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Originally Posted by laureen227 View Post


now, see, for me, it's just the opposite - the darker the color, the harder it is for me to see it using my preferred skin [night vision]. can't see Trout'smom's username at all, & Yosemite, rapunzel47, clixpix, valanhb, glitch, kluchetta, Alleygirl - all of these are a bit difficult for me to see. whitecatlover - i like your new color, & it's really easy for me to see!

Isn't that amazing! Whitecatlover's is just barely legible to me.
post #38 of 57
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Originally Posted by Yosemite View Post
Isn't that amazing! Whitecatlover's is just barely legible to me.
I was afraid of that.

I wonder, if one has the colored username....if they did a light color font & darker glow if it would be more easily seen for the different skins? (sorry to hijack)
post #39 of 57
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Originally Posted by white cat lover View Post
I was afraid of that.

I wonder, if one has the colored username....if they did a light color font & darker glow if it would be more easily seen for the different skins? (sorry to hijack)
It might... unless they are using FF in which case the glows & shadows don't show up.
post #40 of 57
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Originally Posted by valanhb View Post
I would have to choose "other".

I won't change the skin I'm using, but it does depend on who it is that's posting (i.e. how interesting I'll likely find the post ). If it's an off color (i.e. dark blue when I'm in Night Vision, or light yellow when I'm in Default or Office Hours), I'll just highlight the text to get it to become visible.

If it's just an annoying color in how my brain translates the color, then it depends on how long the post is. If it's short, I'll deal with it and squint a little. If it's a long post, I'll likely skip it.
That's exactly what I do. I picked a skin that was appealing to my eyes. I will not change it just to read a post. 90% of the time I highlight it. There are a few colors that I just can't read no matter how long the post is.
post #41 of 57
Why not delete the option to post in colours that are impossible to read?
post #42 of 57
I have to read all the posts in IMO and Breaking Mews, but, luckily, habitual color abusers are few and far between there, perhaps because only established members have posting privileges. I've found myself clicking "Quote" in order to read posts that are so light they're illegible in the original post, and then "Go back" on my browser. If I'm in a so-so mood, I find myself getting annoyed at having to take those extra steps.

I actually think "less is more", i.e., when somebody uses a color (preferably a deep one, since I use the Default Grey skin ) to just highlight a word or sentence, it makes their post clearer. On the other hand, when an entire post is in a bright color that "grates", or too light a color, I find myself skipping that post, unless it's one that has been reported. The overuse of color thus defeats the purpose.

The colored usernames/titles aren't as much of a problem, because they're limited to paying or former paying members, and I can highlight, or go by the avatar, siggy or location most of the time when I can't actually see the name. Glows or shadows might help those using IE, but don't show up if you're using Firefox, as Meaghan pointed out.

I've found the fonts can appear different depending on the browser being used, too. Laureen's appears very small on my laptop (the latest FF), but bigger at school (older version of FF) or on my PDA (PDA version of IE).
post #43 of 57
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Originally Posted by sarahp View Post
Why not delete the option to post in colours that are impossible to read?
I think its because all colors show up differently on certain forum skins. When you use night vision skin, some of the dark colors are hard to read, but if you use a light colored skin, some of the light colors are hard to read. I use Office Hours & can usually see them all just fine, unless of course there is a white font being used
post #44 of 57
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Originally Posted by babyharley View Post
I think its because all colors show up differently on certain forum skins. When you use night vision skin, all the dark colors are hard to read, but if you use a light colored skin, all the light colors are hard to read. I use Office Hours & can usually see them all just fine, unless of course there is a white font being used
Or a very pale pink, turquoise or yellow. You hit the nail on the head, Kenz.
post #45 of 57
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Originally Posted by Kiwideus View Post
I use the June Name Me Contest Skin - and thus have had no problems viewing the fonts.
I use the June Name skin and don't have too many problems with colors or fonts.
post #46 of 57
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Originally Posted by laureen227 View Post
exactly...
btw - does this font look really big to the rest of you? 'cause to me, it's just a hair bigger. i like it 'cause i find it easier to read... but if it bothers people, i can stop changing it.
for me, the only appropriate use of colored text or extra large text is for emphasis, delineation [like Sharky's use] or voices [like in Paws & Reflect].
altho even in the latter, i didn't start using colored text until i ran out of other options. i have one cat that uses the plain font, one bold, one italic & one underlined... then Miss Firefox came along, & i had to come up w/something for her!
I don't have problem with the larger font. Where it becomes harder read is with it is larger, colored, and bold. It starts looking fuzzy to me.

Example:

larger, colored, and bold.
post #47 of 57
I use IE and Office Hours. I never have a problem reading posts.
post #48 of 57
I never have a problem with reading posts or names or anything! I have used the Name me June contest ever since I joined a year ago.
post #49 of 57
I use plain CatSite default, have since the beginning and it is what I am used to. And being a creature of habit anything else just confuses me.

Bright colors or big fonts don't really bother me. If it's too hard on the eyes I just move on.

My biggest pet peeve, however, slight hijack here, are the posts that look like on giant run on sentence. Don't matter what the size or color those are just too hard to read.
post #50 of 57
If I really want to read it I usually just highlight it, but sometimes I just pass by the post.

What really annoys me is the big bolded fonts, I find them so hard to read. I seen one earlier that I did want to read but the more I read it just looked blurred and I gave up - although it was in the default colour.

I hate run on paragraphs/sentences too and usually just give up on those.
post #51 of 57
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Originally Posted by CheshireCat View Post
I use plain CatSite default, have since the beginning and it is what I am used to. And being a creature of habit anything else just confuses me.
I wonder if we're the only two that do?
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Originally Posted by CheshireCat View Post
My biggest pet peeve, however, slight hijack here, are the posts that look like on giant run on sentence. Don't matter what the size or color those are just too hard to read.
DH calls that "wall of text". It's like your brain has slammed into a wall and just sits there going "uh...." because there's just too much.
post #52 of 57
I've been using the Name me - June contest skin for as long as I can remember, but after posting in here earlier, I was playing around with skins some more, and I also kind of like the "dream of creams" skin. I may have to switch back and forth every now and then..
post #53 of 57
I was using Office Hours, precisely because OF office hours, LOL.

Then I started using Pinky Paws, and like that one a lot. Now I've got up Name me - June, and seeing how I like that...
post #54 of 57
I have my skin set to pinkypaws and have never had a problem with seeing posts
post #55 of 57
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Originally Posted by h~chan View Post
I'm using the Name me - June contest skin and I love it! I never have problems reading posts with it.
No complaints here!
post #56 of 57
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Originally Posted by CheshireCat View Post


My biggest pet peeve, however, slight hijack here, are the posts that look like on giant run on sentence. Don't matter what the size or color those are just too hard to read.
I get bugged-eyed too with run-on posts..

I'll admit that I'm one of those who sometimes uses different colored fonts. I don't use them to "get noticed" or anything like that: I just like being able to have the option of a little variety now & again..

The different colors really doesn't bother me too much. Once in awhile I'll have a problem with it, and if I do, I just change the skin color. Most of the time I use the Blue cats skin: it's been the easiest skin color to use for me.

~KK~
post #57 of 57
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Originally Posted by KittKatt View Post
I get bugged-eyed too with run-on posts..

I'll admit that I'm one of those who sometimes uses different colored fonts. I don't use them to "get noticed" or anything like that: I just like being able to have the option of a little variety now & again..
Exactly! That's what they're for -- variety, occasional emphasis, fun. No need to apologize for that kind of use of colour.
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