Re: CSS for Help Docs]
- From: Bill Haneman <Bill Haneman sun com>
- To: usability gnome org, calum benson sun com, Patrick Costello sun com
- Cc: gnome-doc-list gnome org, gnome-accessibility-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: CSS for Help Docs]
- Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2002 15:09:31 +0000 (GMT)
Pat said, regarding online Help stylesheets:
>- Calum was edging towards the use of backgrounds as an accessiblity tool, and
>indeed that would be a good thing. A user-variable background color and
>foreground text feature could provide a useful feature.
I agree with Pat that we should be as clean and uncluttered as possible here.
As far as accessibility goes, a gratuitous background is likely to be a liability.
What *is* needed is a means of specifying foreground and background colors, and font sizes (at a
minimum) for accessibility. Since the default GTK+ theme is doing this via RC files now, why can we
not use the GTK+ themeing mechanism for determining foreground and background colors, selection
color, and typeface/size? This is the recommended (nay, 'required') behavior for accessible
applications in general.
Bill Haneman x19279
Gnome Accessibility / Batik SVG Toolkit
Sun Microsystems Ireland
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