Issue 764 transparent banner on bugs.darcs.net assumes light background

Title transparent banner on bugs.darcs.net assumes light background
Priority wishlist Status given-up
Milestone Resolved in
Superseder Nosy List Serware, darcs-devel, dmitry.kurochkin, jaredj, kowey, markstos, thorkilnaur, tommy, twb
Assigned To
Topics BugTracker, ProbablyEasy

Created on 2008-03-27.01:18:49 by trentbuck, last changed 2017-07-30.23:29:48 by gh.

msg4047 (view) Author: twb Date: 2008-03-27.01:18:47
The banner image at the top left of http://bugs.darcs.net/ has the
string "darcs" embedded in it (which is, arguably, a bad idea of

When using a white-on-black theme, this string is unreadable, because
it's black-on-transparent and transparent becomes black,
i.e. black-on-black.

Suggest using a thick white stroke around the letters, similar to the
style used by GNOME's "HighContrastLargePrintInverse" icon theme.
msg4083 (view) Author: markstos Date: 2008-03-28.20:38:06
Where does bugs.darcs.net give you the opportunity to use a different theme, so
that this issue can be triggered?
msg4094 (view) Author: twb Date: 2008-03-29.01:39:31
On Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 08:38:08PM -0000, Mark Stosberg wrote:
> Where does bugs.darcs.net give you the opportunity to use a
> different theme, so that this issue can be triggered?

Web browsers are allowed to provide their own theme and discard the
content provider's suggestions (i.e. CSS).  I have configured mine to
do so because I find 1) a consistent colour scheme across all sites
less confusing; and 2) staring at a white screen is as bad as staring
at a lightbulb.

It would be "Bad Design" to assume that content is rendered according
to the colour suggestions in CSS.  It's also bad design to encrypt
text inside an image, because this makes it inaccessible to browsers
that render to braille readers, speakers, and character cell displays
(e.g. terminal emulators).  This is why I suggested (upthread) moving
the string "darcs" out of the image and into the <h2> heading.

I admit that this is a minor issue, because the image in question is
just a banner.  But it's still an issue.
msg4121 (view) Author: markstos Date: 2008-03-31.14:29:02

I agree with both your points of feedback and am marking this as a deferred
wishlist item. We may need access to the source graphic to reproduce it as you
msg8646 (view) Author: kowey Date: 2009-09-02.19:16:44
Sounds like it would be easy enough to modify our default templates to use
logo_only.png and have darcs text as an h2.
Date User Action Args
2008-03-27 01:18:49trentbuckcreate
2008-03-27 17:53:07droundysetpriority: not-our-bug
status: unread -> duplicate
nosy: tommy, beschmi, kowey, trentbuck
2008-03-28 20:38:08markstossetnosy: + markstos
messages: + msg4083
2008-03-29 01:39:32trentbucksetnosy: tommy, beschmi, kowey, markstos, trentbuck
messages: + msg4094
2008-03-31 14:29:04markstossetpriority: not-our-bug -> wishlist
status: duplicate -> deferred
messages: + msg4121
nosy: tommy, beschmi, kowey, markstos, trentbuck
2009-08-06 21:01:11adminsetnosy: + dmitry.kurochkin, simon, thorkilnaur, - beschmi
2009-08-25 18:09:34adminsetnosy: + darcs-devel, - simon
2009-08-27 13:57:18adminsetnosy: tommy, kowey, markstos, darcs-devel, trentbuck, thorkilnaur, dmitry.kurochkin
2009-09-02 19:16:57koweysettopic: + BugTracker, ProbablyEasy
nosy: + Serware, twb, jaredj, - trentbuck
messages: + msg8646
2009-09-02 19:17:38koweysetstatus: deferred -> needs-implementation
nosy: tommy, kowey, markstos, darcs-devel, twb, thorkilnaur, jaredj, dmitry.kurochkin, Serware
2009-10-23 22:45:06adminsetnosy: + serware, - Serware
2009-10-23 23:30:46adminsetnosy: + Serware, - serware
2017-07-30 23:29:48ghsetstatus: needs-implementation -> given-up