This seems almost totally designed to piss of usability people who I respect enormously, but what the hey – it’s my site, right? So a few of you will have noticed that when I relaunced plasticbag.org a few days ago all the links were blue. Then they all went yellow. Now – who the hell knows what colour they’ll be. Story in a nutshell – I designed it originally with yellow highlights / links, but got lots of negative comments about them. A friend suggested the blue. I put it up with the blue. I got a fair few positive comments and another block of negative comments. I decided it looked too cold. I went back to the yellow. More negative comments. You see how this is going?
My brilliant solution? Well I don’t have one quite yet, to be honest. I’m still fiddling with elements of the site on a daily basis, dragging some things to the front, hiding other things and fixing still others (still got to fix comment error and search templates, and then looking into line-spacing). One move I might make is to change the link formatting in certain circumstances so that it’s not all precisely the same – perhaps having a stronger (or more subdued) style for the top navigation versus links inline in the posts. Who knows! But in the meantime, I’ve decided to throw figs to the wind and declare everyone right. So for a few days at least, every time a page is rebuilt it will have a random link colour assigned to it. At the moment there are five colour schemes. There may be more by the end of the day. Over time, hopefully I can come to some conclusion about which one(s) work best. Enjoy the rainbow!