Cliff, Most times I go to the mall, not looking for anything particular, but just browsing.
I'm usually not looking for anything in particular... I may see a for sale ad that catches my eye, and I may see a WTB ad that does the same.
The point is that I don't go to the mall with just one thing in mind and because of that, the color coding REALLY slows me down.
I appreciate the creativity and the effort, but I don't like it.
I want to scan through the titles quickly and without distraction. I don't care if it's a FS or a WTB and the color bar completely separating one title from another really breaks up the continuity of a scan.
How about moving the color coding to a vertical bar at the very left edge of the topic column. That way you could still do an uninterrupted vertical scan of the topics and offer color coding for those people visiting the mall with one thing in mind.
Yet another viewer's humble opinion.
-Bruce at FTF Engineering
[This message has been edited by FTF Engineering (edited 07-31-2003).]