Website Support Clinic update – Homepage text colours
At a recent Website Support Clinic, I worked with a web publisher who was wondering about what determines the colour of the text on EdWeb homepage panes. In short, the text colour is determined by the site colour, pane priority level and whether the text is a link or not.
EdWeb sites can have one of 11 site-wide colour themes. When using a low priority homepage pane (that is, the ones with a small band of colour at the top), link text for the pane’s title will be the colour of the theme.
Link text becomes different colours when you start introducing different pane priorities.
The three priorities are:
- low: small band of site colour at the top
- medium: background of title it site colour
- high: entire pane is site colour
Since medium and high priority panes have the colour theme as the background for the pane title, link text needs to be a different colour for the title.
The colour for each title link text is different for each theme and dependent on accessible colour contrasts.
Titles that aren’t links
In cases where titles in homepage panes aren’t made links, they will either be black (in low priority panes) or white (in medium and high priority panes).
Links in Content field
Outside of the title region, if you add links in the Content field, they will either be blue (in low and medium priority panes) or the same colour as the title link text (in high priority panes).
See it for yourself
The following images show you the differences in text colour depending on site colour, pane priority and whether the title is a link.
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