Bug ID: 61557
           Summary: Color of Interwikilinks / external links should be
                    changed to be more distinguishable from Wikilinks
           Product: MediaWiki
           Version: unspecified
          Hardware: All
                OS: All
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: Unprioritized
         Component: General/Unknown
       Web browser: ---
   Mobile Platform: ---

I just realized, that Interwikilinks / external links and Wikilinks actually
have a different text-color (#36B compared to #0645AD). Although I'm using
Wikipedia for many years now and I'm also actively contributing for about two
years now I *never* noticed this before.

I think that the problem is not me being somehow color blind but that the color
difference is much to small to be discernible. Especially at "small" sizes
(that is without increasing the text size in OS/browser) on a "low-res" display
(that is 72 or 96 ppi)

I therefore recommend to increase the color difference since this feature is
really useful and it should be available to more people (I assume that I'm not
the only person who perceives both kinds of links as "just blue" without being
able to tell the difference).

As a test I changed the color of external links to be lighter (#58D), which
greatly increased discriminability on both of my displays without looking
wrong. One could also think about making internal links darker, a combination
of both or maybe even slightly changing color.

As I'm not sure where those colors are defined: I tested with Vector skin (on
Windows 7 with Firefox). I hope this bug is also categorized appropriately
(might be a skin issue though?)

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