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Re: Linux Mint Index

Post by Ozo » Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:13 am

Not helpful.

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Re: Linux Mint Index

Post by Moem » Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:21 am

Ozo wrote:Not helpful.
Not intended to be helpful. Intended to be somewhat funny.

Here's the helpful part: I'm finding it all but impossible to read the blue links on the green background because they have almost the same brightness. My suggestion would be to make that difference larger.
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Re: Linux Mint Index

Post by Ozo » Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:35 am

How do I alter the color "difference"? Actually, if I can make changes I would go with white text.

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Re: Linux Mint Index

Post by austin.texas » Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:40 am

Ozo wrote:How do I alter the color "difference"? Actually, if I can make changes I would go with white text.
At the beginning of your html, you will see link colors listed.
<html>
<head>
<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
<title>temp</title>
</head>
<body style=" color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: rgb(219, 243,
211);" alink="#000088" link="#0000FF" vlink="#FF0000">
<br>
Go here, and pick a different color. :arrow: http://www.color-hex.com/popular-colors.php
Blue is #0000FF
White is #FFFFFF
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Re: Linux Mint Index

Post by Moem » Sat Dec 17, 2016 1:24 pm

Ozo, since this is not your site (I think?) you can't change it. You can change your browser settings to show all text on pages in the colours you prefer; however, that is a lot of work for being able to read one site. As a quick workaround, try selecting the text and see if that helps.
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Re: Linux Mint Index

Post by Ozo » Sat Dec 17, 2016 1:47 pm

Yes, Moem, that helped a great deal. It was mostly the titles which were blue text. Once I selected something the text was mostly readable with only some blue text. I had not proceeded past the title pages because I thought the rest would be blue. This makes the site much more usable. Thanks for the assist. :D
Edit: Selecting high contrast helps a little.

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Re: Linux Mint Index

Post by Jesse654 » Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:49 pm

Habitual wrote:
Jesse654 wrote:I'm guessing the "proper" solution is cookies remembering a user's choice of colors.
Man, you are on fire! :)
I guess I have some work on colors and cookies to do. :)

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Re: Linux Mint Index

Post by Jesse654 » Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:53 pm

Ozo wrote:I can not read it from a distance. I am viewing on a 40" screen from my recliner and can not read the blue text without getting closer. The white on black text is fine but blue is a no go for me.
That's interesting you guys talking about the blue. Except for the cyan menu, the only blue is the default unvisited link color. At least that's what it is in my browser (Firefox). And purple is the default visited link color. Those I don't set. And for me, I can see those blue links really well--even with my poor eyes and a monitor that's starting to fade out (unless that's my eyes too :) ). Anyway beauty really is in the eye of the beholder. Reminds me of the "blue and black or white and gold" discussion going around the Internet before.
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Re: Linux Mint Index

Post by Jesse654 » Sat Dec 17, 2016 11:00 pm

Moem wrote:Ozo, since this is not your site (I think?) you can't change it. You can change your browser settings to show all text on pages in the colours you prefer; however, that is a lot of work for being able to read one site. As a quick workaround, try selecting the text and see if that helps.
Yes, on Firefox, you get there with Edit | Preferences | Content | Colors. And your work-around is a good suggestion too; I've used that before.

Also, sometimes your Desktop Environment provides a quick color change option. I was checking out the new Plasma 5.8 on LM 18 KDE recently and found:
System Settings | Desktop Behavior | Desktop Effects
Choose Invert (it’s right on the top), then press
Ctrl-Meta-u
on an application or website, and the colors get inverted. Might be helpful for some.

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Re: Linux Mint Index

Post by Jesse654 » Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:34 am

I'm happy to announce more than a dozen color themes are now available on my website. It was a boat load of work (like most projects), with one hurdle after another, but the end result is yours to enjoy.

Have fun with these themes. What's your favorite theme?

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Re: Linux Mint Index

Post by Moem » Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:29 am

Now that is real improvement. The dark grey on light grey theme works well for me, it's easy to read. Good job!
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Re: Linux Mint Index

Post by Jesse654 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:07 pm

Moem wrote:Now that is real improvement. The dark grey on light grey theme works well for me, it's easy to read. Good job!
Great! I'm happy you found a theme that works for you. Any other suggestions or constructive criticism?

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Re: Linux Mint Index

Post by Moem » Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:11 pm

Jesse654 wrote:Any other suggestions or constructive criticism?
Not right now, if I have any later I'll post it.
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Re: Linux Mint Index

Post by Habitual » Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:11 pm

Good job and Well done.

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Re: Linux Mint Index

Post by Jesse654 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:59 pm

Habitual wrote:Good job and Well done.
Thanks.

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Re: Linux Mint Index

Post by Ozo » Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:30 am

That is perfect. Dark grey on Light grey and Black on White were the only two which eliminated the blue lettering problem for me but those two completely fixed it. Kudos :D

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Re: Linux Mint Index

Post by Jesse654 » Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:22 pm

Ozo wrote:That is perfect. Dark grey on Light grey and Black on White were the only two which eliminated the blue lettering problem for me but those two completely fixed it. Kudos :D
Thanks. I'm glad you found themes that worked for you!

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Re: Linux Mint Index

Post by Jesse654 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:52 am

Timeline enhanced to include options for a Today line and a Line Under Mouse to help locate specific dates.

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Re: Linux Mint Index

Post by Jesse654 » Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:49 am

Been working on the site for more than a year now, and it has been live for about 9 months.

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Re: Linux Mint Index

Post by Jesse654 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:24 am

Updated LMI to reflect LM 13 Maya reaching EOL today. The first of the 5 year LTS releases to reach EOL, Maya was a wonderful OS.

In looking over the past releases page, I see a bountiful legacy of releases going back almost 11 years. Add to that the 7 (6 LM + LMDE) releases that are current today, and we see a long-standing, productive, useful product spanning more than a decade. Something of which Clem and everyone in the community should be proud.

If we counted all the past and current releases, including all the DE editions, 64- and 32-bit editions, OEM and no-codec editions, and Update Packs and refresh ISOs for LMDE, (not counting Betas/RCs) I think we have about 150, give or take, in total.

Wow. :shock:

Way to go, Clem & Team & Community!

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