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Talk page for Eventmath. Under construction.

Note: We may want to have a "seeking collaborators" section, or else a link to a dedicated section of the Tasks page for that, or maybe a whole page dedicated to that.

Contrast / Accessibility[edit source]

The contrast for the tabs appears to be inaccessible. See WebAIM: Contrast Checker. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 01:09, 19 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Dave Braunschweig: Thanks for taking a look, and for sharing the contrast checker tool. The contrast absolutely needs to be fixed. Right now, the Eventmath pages are very much under construction, and we're still sorting out how to change the link color. We will likely choose a style similar to that of the Project-impact table in our grant proposal, although we may change the colors some for increased contrast. Our current template is based on a tab template; that template has parameters for some CSS styles, but it has no such parameter for the link color. Perhaps we can use the freeform-n parameter with a span element and a style attribute (although maybe a separate style sheet would be preferable), or maybe we can pursue an update to the underlying template. We'll look into it, but if you happen to have an idea that would speed up the process, or if you know of any general pages about setting up custom CSS on Wikiversity, please let us know! A quick search revealed this Wikiversity help page on CSS, and this Wikipedia help page on CSS, but I haven't had a chance to read through those yet. --Greg at Higher Math Help (discusscontribs) 01:23, 20 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
It's not as simple as you might like. Link colors are controlled by the skin selected by the user. There are four different skins available and four possible link states. In addition, users can customize their own skin options to enhance contrast, etc. So, it's not a matter of simply specifying a link color, as whatever you select is likely to conflict with another setting somewhere that you can't and/or shouldn't try to control. I suppose it would be possible to try and work with some of the UX designers to customize this, but we just have a copy of the Wikipedia tab templates. With 4,266 uses on Wikipedia, no one has felt the need to customize this so far. Rather than spending valuable time trying to customize the user interface in ways it is not designed for, I encourage you to select an accessible background tab color and focus on creating meaningful content instead. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 16:34, 20 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks for the information. --Greg at Higher Math Help (discusscontribs) 02:23, 21 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]