Background color for caution blocks in the Handbook

Chad Perrin perrin at
Sat Mar 5 18:34:00 UTC 2011

On Sat, Mar 05, 2011 at 01:11:24PM -0500, Glen Barber wrote:
> On 3/5/11 12:02 PM, Warren Block wrote:
> > On Sat, 5 Mar 2011, Daniel Gerzo wrote:
> > 
> >> On 4.3.2011 23:28, Glen Barber wrote:
> >>> Hi all,
> >>>
> >>> While looking through the new HAST documentation in the Handbook, it
> >>> occurred to me that we don't have any special highlighting for 'caution'
> >>> tags.
> >>>
> >>> I think maybe it would be good to have the caution sections stand out a
> >>> bit, since those sections might contain the makings of a foot canon if
> >>> the user is not careful.
> >>
> >> Generally, I think it's a good idea; the only question is what color
> >> to choose. Well, I don't really care that much, but make sure to not
> >> let this go into a bikeshed discussion ;-)
> > 
> Yes, staying away from a bikeshed would be nice, though there is some
> painting involved here. ;)
> > Red is already used for something, notes I think.  Yellow for caution
> > seems appropriate.
> I was originally hesitant to use yellow to avoid causing visual pain
> when reading.  How about the colors I have here:

Some kind of thick yellow outline for the box, with think black outlines
for the yellow line, might work.  That might require doubling up on divs
around your warnings, though, which is more than just using CSS -- so you
should probably ignore this idea.

As long as the colors you've selected do not conflict with other uses of
the same colors, I'm happy with it.  Your version of the bikeshed looks
awesome to me.

I'm feeling too lazy to check on whether there are conflicting uses of
the same colors.

Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: ]
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