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Moving Pixels, the Red/Blue Shift

posted under category: Design on November 30, 2004 at 1:00 am by Nathan

Have you ever noticed your text seem to jump when you have a blue link with a red hover? Here's a sample, Notice the pixel shift:

This text should highlight red when you hover over it

The fact is, it does move, it moves 1/3 of a pixel on a traditional monitor. Monitors are made of RGB blocks, when you turn one off and turn on another, it makes your text seem to jump over just a bit.

So when you're placing some links and it looks like they might be moving, try a color closer to your original link.