Posted Jun 2, 2002 12:55 UTC (Sun) by mce
Parent article: Welcome to the new LWN.net!
If you allow people to set the colors of links and followed links, you should also allow them to set the one of active links. I changed my colors to something I like better, but now I'm being distracted by all sorts of not so interesting links becoming red whenever I happen to move the mouse.
On a related note: I have all my browsers setup to underline links, but on the new site this doesn't work. Please don't overrule by personal preferences, or at teh very least allow me to achieve the same effect in an other way.
And last but very definitely not least: if you force people to log in to make the site readable, and to accept cookies to be able to log in, then please go all the way and also allow them to retain the cookie. If you want to make the users do things that they would not normally do, you need to offer them something in return! At least for me, this will be the killer criterion when deciding whether to continue visiting LWN.
PS: The block outlines really should be off by default.
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