Re: WebHelp: Visited Links Are Multi-Colored

Subject: Re: WebHelp: Visited Links Are Multi-Colored
From: "Meryl R. Cohen" <merylster -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, Keith Hansen <Keith -dot- Hansen -at- opensolutions -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2013 20:50:29 -0500

I presume your headings look like headings and not like links except for
color. Different font, or larger font size, bold? I don't think it is a
problem if they are the same color. I worked at a company where the
headings were all blue and so were the links and it wasn't something that
confused users.

Meryl

On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 2:10 PM, Keith Hansen <
Keith -dot- Hansen -at- opensolutions -dot- com> wrote:

> Hello,
>
>
>
> <<Is there anything special and different about the multicolor links? Are
> they some type of header, for example. It looks like there is a text style
> of some type that is overriding your link style, and turning the text green
> again.>>
>
>
>
> Yes, I think you have hit it… This is the problem.
>
>
> <<Purple and Green happen to be my favorite colors, but I'm wondering why
> you want to change the default link colors that people are used to.>>
>
>
>
> Actually, the colors do not have to be green or purple. They can be any
> color.
>
>
>
> However, we do have blue headings in the topics (which are not links). So
> we’re reluctant to also use blue as the color for unvisited links. Any
> suggestions for a good alternative?
>
>
>
> Thanks!
>
>
>
> Keith
>
>
>
>
>
> *From:* Meryl R. Cohen [mailto:merylster -at- gmail -dot- com]
> *Sent:* Friday, January 25, 2013 1:47 PM
> *To:* Keith Hansen; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> *Subject:* Re: WebHelp: Visited Links Are Multi-Colored
>
>
>
> Delurking ...
>
> Okay, this is based upon general CSS knowledge since I don't know RH. In
> CSS later statements override earlier statements. Later loaded files
> override earlier files. Specific overrides more general.
>
> The easiest thing to try is to put your link code at the end of your CSS
> file. If this works you win.
>
> But if RH has other CSS files that get loaded automatically and after
> yours, you have to actually think about this.
> Is there anything special and different about the multicolor links? Are
> they some type of header, for example. It looks like there is a text style
> of some type that is overriding your link style, and turning the text green
> again. But just the texty part, not the linky part. So you would need to
> add something to alter the text style, but you may not want to go there.
>
> Purple and Green happen to be my favorite colors, but I'm wondering why
> you want to change the default link colors that people are used to. Are the
> new colors better for screen readers, people who are color blind? Do they
> match the company colors in some way?
>
> HTH
> Meryl
>
> On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 10:24 AM, Keith Hansen <
> Keith -dot- Hansen -at- opensolutions -dot- com> wrote:
>
> Hello,
>
> I'm using FrameMaker 11 and RoboHelp 10 in Technical Communication Suite
> 4. My RoboHelp project is linked to my FrameMaker book.
>
> I'm using a CSS with my RoboHelp project. When users click on hyperlinks
> in WebHelp, I want unvisited (unclicked) links to be one color (green) and
> visited (clicked) links to be another color (purple). I have the following
> in my CSS:
>
> a:link {color:#006600;} /* unvisited link */
> a:visited {color:#4C00BC;} /* visited link */
>
> Most of the visited links in RoboHelp do turn to purple, but not all. Some
> visited links are partially purple (the underline for the link turns to
> purple), but the text stays green.
>
> Any ideas why this happens? Or how to fix it? Thanks in advance for any
> ideas.
>
> Yours,
>
> Keith
>
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References:
WebHelp: Visited Links Are Multi-Colored: From: Keith Hansen
Re: WebHelp: Visited Links Are Multi-Colored: From: Meryl R. Cohen

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