We have made some minor changes to both the top header bar and the left hand nav of our site. These changes were made to increase overall legibility and to improve accessibility.
Top header bar
Below is a before and after of our top header bar with a list of changes made.
- Links in tan bar changed from red to black. There was not enough contrast between the red and tan, which made the links hard to read.
- The drop down box, labeled “Log In” above, was increased in size and the text was darkened.
- The search box was increased in size and given a white background to make it easier to find. It was also moved to the right of the drop down box on sites that have it.
- “Information for” links were increased in size.
Left hand nav
We also made slight changes to the left hand nav of our site. Before, the links were red and once active, turned to black. We have reversed this so the links are now black and turn red once on that page. This was done to increase legibility and decrease the amount of red on our pages.