Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 458830
Accessibility: Bugzilla's private vs. public comments aren't.
Last modified: 2013-06-23 22:19:12 EDT
Description of problem:
Previous versions of bugzilla had an obvious color separation between public and private comments that even red/green colorblind people, such as myself, could see immediately and easily.
The current version of bugzilla's CSS makes the comment boxes 240/232/232 for private comments and 232/232/232 for normal comments. This difference is indistinguishable to me, which greatly slows down my ability to read bugzillas quickly.
The text (dark red) is almost passable, but I need to look pretty hard to see the difference unless I increase the font size.
Contrast to the old style of 'white' background turning to 'gray' when a comment was private - the color / shade difference was immediate and obvious.
Changing to classic skin fixes this for me. So, I'm marking this as low severity/priority.
I have updated the RedHat css to turn the comment background to white. Please take a look at our internal test instance.
Let me know if it is better that way.
The input field for new comments changes color when I check/uncheck the 'private' checkbox, but previous comment boxes still look the same.
Looking at bug #1 on the aforementioned bugzilla incarnation w/ the RedHat skin selected. I added a test comment; private and non-private boxes still look gray to me unless I missed something.
(In reply to comment #4)
> The input field for new comments changes color when I check/uncheck the
> 'private' checkbox, but previous comment boxes still look the same.
> Looking at bug #1 on the aforementioned bugzilla incarnation w/ the RedHat skin
> selected. I added a test comment; private and non-private boxes still look
> gray to me unless I missed something.
My fault. I was testing something different on our test server and accidently pulled my fix for this bug out of the code. I have put it back now so please look again.
In the updated style sheet, I can tell the difference very clearly. I was even able to notice on a second read that one Mr. Laska had previously added a test private comment to bug #1 in the aforementioned bugzilla instance (which I *totally* missed the first time looking at it!).
Ok, will add to the next update later this week.
If you want to try other color or UI combinations as well, I'll assist in any way I can. The difference doesn't need to be quite that pronounced.
Even 'a bit darker' for private comments would be okay as well (say 212/204/204 instead of 240/232/232), even if the public comments are left the same.
However, since I'm colorblind, I don't know if that slight red tinge on the slightly darker gray makes non-color-blind people's heads hurt... ;)
Just some thoughts.
Originally on our last Bugzilla, normal comments had a white background and private ones had a pinkish/red background. So we will just go back to that since noone complained about the colors before now :)