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Old 11-14-2017, 09:19 PM   #1
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conspicuous hyperlinks

When I open my Kindle Paperwhite User's Guide, I see conspicuous hyperlinks.
When I convert an HTML document to .mobi, the links appear rather subtle.

I want conspicuous hyperlinks, like I see in my user guide. Can someone save me a lot of experimenting and clue me in as to the reason my hyperlinks look so subtle?

...is this is an issue with the mobi format?
...or do I need to apply a CSS style to make the links "pop"?
...or does my source need to be something other than HTML?
...or is it something else?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-15-2017, 04:55 AM   #2
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Yes - you do it with CSS style for the "a" element. You need something like this:

Code:
a {
  text-decoration: none;
}

a:link {
  color: #265301;
}

a:visited {
  color: #437A16;
}
The first of these sets the general style for links (removing the underline). The second sets the colour for links you haven't yet clicked on. The third sets the colour of links you have clicked on. Adapt as required. You need to have the classes in this order - each builds on the one before it.
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Old 11-17-2017, 03:01 AM   #3
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I appreciate that someone took time to respond, but the answer doesn't help. I think my question might have been unclear, so I've attached photos to show what I mean.

In the first photo, there's a closeup from the Kindle user guide as it appears on my Paperwhite. Note the clear, obvious underlines indicating a link.

I *like* the underlines; I don't want to remove them. So when I tried the poster's styling for the anchor tag, I took out the first styling so I'd still get underlines. That leaves the color styling, which is not really the issue. But I used it anyway, and what I get can be seen in the 2nd photo. (I used the same words as in the first photo to get a side-by-side comparison.)

Note that in my version, the underline is very thin and subtle. How can I get it to shout "this is a link" like I see in the user guide?
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Old 11-17-2017, 03:41 AM   #4
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Try something like:

Code:
a {
    text-decoration: none;
    border-bottom: 3px solid red;
}
That will remove the standard underline, and replace it with a thicker one

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Aaahh!
border-bottom!
Thank you very much! :-)
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Old 11-17-2017, 01:14 PM   #6
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Why isn't there a book with all these brilliant tricks & tips?

I have bought several books about epub and formatting, but 95% of the time I end up searching here.
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So do the authors of those books....
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So do the authors of those books....
MMMmmmm, or picked up all the information that they put in their books in the first place.

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