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Different question highlighting colors on different favorite tags

Maybe this already has been discussed, so I gonna be downvoted to death pretty fast :) but nevertheless I want to ask for this feature. As we all know, we can set up a list of favorite tasks, and questions, which contain that tags will be highlighted. Here is a screenshot for those who do not have favorite tags: screenshot

Sometimes I'm really missing the ability to set a color of highlighting for a specific tag. I mean, yes, we can always read the tag itself, but actually the highlighting exists exactly because recognizing color is faster than reading.

UPD: @doncherry came up in the comment with an excellent question - what if the question contains few favorite tags? Feel free to discuss exact implementation also. I see few possible options here:

  • Color for first or for the last tag encountered.
  • Color in a special color, which actually means - this is just a favorite tag, no matter what. So, it is just a default color.
  • Try to invent UI scheme to involve several colors. Say, sort of thin stripe above the "main color" or something else.

@genesis-φ (yet, in some ironical way :) pointed out another issue - preset colors should be thoroughly tested. Only soft, pastel colors should be used, or we get to motley quilt of posts.

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    Nice idea. What's gonna happen if a question is tagged with two or more of your favorite tags? – doncherry Sep 1 '11 at 12:56
  • @doncherry, I think we shouldn't go to far here - we can choose some simple rule. Say, always color to the last tag encountered, or the first one. If we want to make things a bit more complicated we can provide an ability to reorder favourite tasks. But I not sure for that. Just simple rule can be enough to make me happy. – shabunc Sep 1 '11 at 13:01

Yes please. It can look like

(source: phpcode.eu)

and it is a lot better :)

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  • Certainly, the pallette should contain preset of pastel, soft colors. Why, for example, you haven't colored everyting marooon, orange and brown? )))) Besides, it is 100%percents up to you, whether to choose different colors or not, this is the layout only you can see. – shabunc Sep 1 '11 at 13:17

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