Hi Alex, Sorry, I don't know much about the docs stuff; Andreas' links were useful for enlightening me.
Clearly, I'm biased and would prefer no difference in colour. What about that (darker?) blue from , where it sez (I'm referring to the upper-cased words here) 'Modern color theory uses either the ... RED-CYAN, GREEN-MAGENTA, BLUE-YELLOW'. Would that blue clash with the blue you are mentioning? (Well, maybe it is the bold + blue that I like, not just the blue.) I don't really think a complementary colour is good, orange is marginally better than red. I'd like it to be highlighted but I guess I like subtle, not strong. Having said all that, I'm a reader/viewer of these documents and this is *just* my opinion. It seems to me that there might be research into what works best? Anyone know? Thanks, --ruby On Thu, Aug 24, 2017 at 6:19 AM, Alexandra Settle <a.set...@outlook.com> wrote: > Hey Ruby! > > > > Good point – thanks for bringing it up :) > > > > I was brought up to think that red was one of those colours that people > had different (and sometimes really negative) associations with. When I > look at our latest and greatest! ironic documentation (e.g. ), I see > red. Not only do I see red, but the term has a different background colour > and is bordered (or whatever it is called). Are we using the wrong .rst > syntax, should we be highlighting terms differently? And/or is there some > way to change the appearance of highlighted terms? I much prefer something > simple, like bold black text in some uniform font. On the other hand, > perhaps lots of others like this and I'm in the minority. > > > > Andreas is right – the red definitely correct, and this is how we have > always done it in manuals. But that doesn’t mean we have to continue. We > just need to come up with another strong, inoffensive colour that matches; > I believe the red was chosen to simply contrast the blue. A compromise, and > complementary colour, would be orange. How would you feel about this? > > > > I hesitated about sending this due to the wonderful bike shedding that > could happen, don't disappoint me, cuz I'm sure we all have opinions about > colour. :) > > > > Not going to lie, also afraid of all the bike shedding! But you bring up a > good point – and I don’t want others to also feel negatively about our > documentation. We should be as inclusive as we can. > > > > Also, this email thread isn't about discussing the green and orange > colours used for the code blocks; feel free to start your own thread about > that if you want! > > > > No thanks, if I can avoid it :P > > > > Cheers, > > > > Alex > > > >  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Complementary_colors > > __________________________________________________________________________ > OpenStack Development Mailing List (not for usage questions) > Unsubscribe: openstack-dev-requ...@lists.openstack.org?subject:unsubscribe > http://lists.openstack.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/openstack-dev > >
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