mozilla.org now has the same unvisited and visited link color

RESOLVED FIXED

Status

RESOLVED FIXED
9 years ago
3 years ago

People

(Reporter: alqahira, Assigned: craigcook)

Tracking

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Whiteboard: [kb=1536951] , URL)

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When visiting pages on mozilla.org (or links on mozilla.org to off-site pages), you can now no longer tell which pages/links you have already visited.

This is annoying because, well, you can now no longer tell which pages/links you have already visited.

Comment 1

6 years ago
Closing old Mozilla.org website bugs due to them not being relevant to the new Python-based Bedrock system. Re-open if this is a critical bug and should be resolved on the new system too.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX

Comment 2

6 years ago
Another great example of investigating a bug (5 seconds of time) to see if it's still relevant...

This is still relevant on the mozilla.org homepage and on subpages like the one in the URL field.
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Resolution: WONTFIX → ---

Comment 3

6 years ago
CCing Chris More to this bug, which he closed prematurely.

Comment 4

6 years ago
Hi Samuel.

The current Mozilla Sand Stone theme had the same color as both. I talked to Sean Martell and they are working on the link color definitions now and they will be different in the future. Once the new theme is updated on the brand toolkit, Mozilla.org will be updated.

We'll keep this open until that happens.

Thanks
(Assignee)

Updated

6 years ago
Assignee: nobody → craigcook.bugz
Component: www.mozilla.org → General
Product: Websites → www.mozilla.org

Comment 5

6 years ago
Sean: Are these link colors resolved in the latest style guide?

Updated

6 years ago
Blocks: 225639
OS: Mac OS X → All
Hardware: x86 → All
Sean, is this something we still want to change?
Flags: needinfo?(smartell)

Comment 7

4 years ago
I thought when we first applied Sandstone, links were "Fx light blue" and visited were "Fx blue".

Has that changed?

The idea was they turn Fx blue on hover, so a followed link would then have them turn that darker blue as well.
Flags: needinfo?(smartell)
(Assignee)

Comment 8

4 years ago
https://github.com/mozilla/bedrock/blob/master/media/css/sandstone/sandstone.less#L31

There's nothing defined for :visited so it's the same color as unvisited (as the bug states), and looking through the history it seems like this has always been the case. I'm not finding anything specifically about link colors in the styleguide, I think this just fell through the cracks.

It's a very easy change to make and is a small usability win for everyone. Just to clarify:

* Unvisited links should be light blue with no underline. 
* Visited links should be dark blue with no underline. 
* Hovered/focused/active links should be the same dark blue, plus underlined. 

Does that sound right?

Updated

4 years ago
Whiteboard: [kb=1536951]
Sounds right to me.  Let's do it, Craig!
Flags: needinfo?(craigcook.bugz)

Comment 11

4 years ago
Commits pushed to master at https://github.com/mozilla/bedrock

https://github.com/mozilla/bedrock/commit/c16803fe0585ae3334abaee8a26b0178504bafcb
Bug 519530 Adding/updating visited link color.

https://github.com/mozilla/bedrock/commit/bac0e501972f2e68b6e798d3f90f0534a8d39f9d
Merge pull request #2961 from malena/bug-519530-visited-links

Bug 519530 Adding/updating visited link color.
(Assignee)

Updated

3 years ago
Status: REOPENED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago3 years ago
Flags: needinfo?(craigcook.bugz)
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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