ZFB Green Test for Feed Readers!

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Here at ZFB, I use a bright green color to highlight text in my posts. Michelle recently pointed out that that green is hard to read in feeds, so I want to test two other greens to see if they are any easier to read in feeds. I’m hoping one of the greens that fits with my other stylings will work. This is a test of greens! (I normally also bold everything I highlight so I show that too.)

This is the green from “blogs.” This is how that green looks bolded.

This is the green of the kF in ZackFord. This is how that green looks bolded.

This is the green I normally use. This is how that green looks bolded.

Judging from how they look in my composition window, I think the first one would be the easiest to read in feeds.

Now, if none of those greens appeared as green, then hooray! I appropriately coded the feed stylizer plugin I got so that all text in feeds is black and the issue is irrelevant (and I’ll continue to use the same green)!

Please comment and let me know what works best for all you feed readers out there! Thanks!!

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There are 4 Comments to "ZFB Green Test for Feed Readers!"

  • I agree, the top one is easiest on the eyes. I’m using Google’s RSS feeder, and the text still came through as green. If this is a democracy, then I vote for the top one. If this is a dictatorship (which, as it’s your blog, I suspect that you are allowed to make the rules), I gratefully accept whichever one you choose, and will continue to read. 🙂

  • ZackFord says:

    Hmmm… you could always use a different reader. I have no trouble with Netvibes, but to each hir own. I’ll start using the other green!

  • Pete Berg says:

    The best solution for this is to handle this through style sheet classes! That way, the green color will show up right on your website but it won’t transfer over to feed readers. Generally it’s a no-no to use a with inline formatting like this (especially for color), because you want stuff to be cross-platform compatible.

    I would recommend styling the or tag in your style sheet so that all “strong” text also appears green. On your website it will be bold and green, but in an ordinary feed reader, it will just be bold/”strong” (and will be readable on whichever background the end user picks).

  • Pete Berg says:

    Hmm, I dropped some tags in to this comment and they got turned into HTML… whoops

    Anyway, you want to style the “STRONG” or “B” tags and use them for bolding / greening text — not use a SPAN tag with the inline coloring CSS.

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