I absolutely loved Chase Adam’s talk about his website, Watsi. Take a 25 minute break and watch the video, it’s well worth it. I’m a huge fan of the idea, the model, and the dedication behind this project.
When styling links (or any text which could eventually become a link) that could break into multiple lines, double-check your line-height. Not only for the sake of legibility, but to make sure a gap between two lines does not occur. Take a look at the following example I found on the web:
If your mouse hits the white gap between those two lines and you click, nothing happens. The user expectation is of course different: the user expects to land on a new page. This can be very frustrating and confusing for your users, but thankfully, a fix is very easy: adjust your line height (or even padding) and the problem is gone.
Here in Croatia, the domestic game people follow most is the one between Dinamo and Hajduk — the blues and the whites. But when the two teams clash, the kits they use aren’t all blue or all white. Instead, one team has blue shirts and white shorts, while the other one has white shirts and blue shorts. What is someone’s idea of good contrast turns into a problem. Here’s how that looks, roughly:
To make things even worse, each side’s kit has details (numbers, sponsor logos, etc) in both blue and white, which naturally makes it even harder to distinguish. Your big screen TV won’t help you much — you’ll have a hard time picking out who is who and it all becomes a bit of a blur.
I’d propose a very simple solution. Why not use kits like these:
Hopefully, someone picks up on this. Naturally, this problem is not limited only to domestic game here in Croatia. I sometimes detect similar problems in other leagues and international games. Fingers crossed we won’t have too much trouble figuring out which team is which in this years World Cup.