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Offline AndrewBeasley

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Requesting a change to the forum style sheet
« on: August 23, 2020, 04:48:04 AM »

Is it possible for the CSS style sheet that drives the forum to have the underline added for links to other sites?

I've noticed that user added URLs have the style class="bbc_link" where as normal forum links (e.g Report to moderator) do not have the tag.

I'm not on my Mac at the mo (and despite what Apple say an iPad cannot replace a computer for everything) to find the css / php / java file but it could have
text-decoration: underlineadded to underline links off the top of my head.  I guess this is in the theme but it's a bit late at night (early morning) and I cannot even fix the font in this post so I'm off to bed!
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Offline AndrewBeasley

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Re: Requesting a change to the forum style sheet
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2020, 06:16:45 AM »
OK - so I decided to crank up the Mac and have a look rather than going to sleep  lol

I was close - (no cigar - erroring forum) as it should be text-decoration: underline ;

It looks like its in index.css and they have tied the visited and unvisited link styles together for some reason.
The example from my earlier post (where I added the italics to show the link manually), the screen looks like:






A change to this section as detailed above can create:





Now technically, you should override this in your own css as index.css can get changed due to upgrades - possible in the bespoke theme you have BUT I would put index.css under change control and do it in there  :o  to make it simple as all the rest of the formatting for the bbc code is there.

Offline AndrewBeasley

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Re: Requesting a change to the forum style sheet
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2020, 09:57:46 PM »
Even adding underlines is inconsistent - all words used for links in my water post where formatted with underline first and then the link added but some show others do not.


Post is at [size=78%]http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=127213.msg1606755#msg1606755[/size]

Edit:
And does anyone know why the size attribute was added and not working on the above link as I did not do it???

Offline vexillia

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Re: Requesting a change to the forum style sheet
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2020, 08:51:10 AM »
I'd quite like the option of a slightly lighter theme.  On my tablet the black text on the darker green can be hard to read.

Offline Shahbahraz

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Re: Requesting a change to the forum style sheet
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2020, 12:18:52 AM »
I'm just happy they copied the navigation and theme colours from my 1995 DBM  Australis site ;)
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Offline WillPhillips

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Re: Requesting a change to the forum style sheet
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2020, 03:50:51 PM »
Making the links in the main body of the forum posts visually distinct - be that with an underline or different color - would be a real aid to scanning and identifying what's clickable and what's not.

I think this is a great recommendation.
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