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On Feb 25, 2008, at 11:25 AM, Philippe Lhoste wrote:

Yes and no. There are some common practices, or rules (eg. in design of Windows programs) which ensure a minimal common look and feel. If you break these rules/expectations, you confuse the user.

See <a href=" ">Mystery meat navigation</a> on this topic. If I hadn't seen before going there how to edit a page, I might still search it, even more as it isn't obvious that the title is a link (not underlined, unusual color for a link - only the cursor is a hint).

"Du goût et des couleurs..."

Nanoki uses only a handful of Mark James's 700 "Silk" icons:

One could easily customize Nanoki UI with as many icons as one wishes :)

Basically yes, except the date format! ;)
Most readers of the wiki can use Stylish or Greasemonkey to resize the edit area anyway...

Or, in Safari at least, just resize the edit area directly.

Bah, a good old tint of blue might be a sensible choice, as it is familiar. Despite the overuse of CSS, people are still conditioned to see blue as a link (underlined text too), reddish color as a visited link, etc.

"Du goût et des couleurs..." again :)

One can always customize the CSS to their likening:

Alternatively, if you don't fancy the default look:

Click on the RSS button on the upper right side of most address bar to get a different rendition:


In Safari at least, the links are of a nice shade of blue :)