It would be nice to be able to have different highlighting based on different favorite tags.
An interesting way to do this would be to change the highlight color from the default (
#FFEFC6) to something more colorful, similar to how the Firefox Colorful Tabs extension works.
I see something like this:
Colorful Tags http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/2061/socolorfultaggedidea.png
(I also added a 5px left margin to the
.votes boxes, as it looked a bit odd)
You could further color the tags in the "favorite tags" box on the sidebar based on the color used in the question list to give a visual hint.
Off the top of my head I can think of a few issues (other than "yuk pastels!" and "da colors! they hurts my eyes!"):
- how many colors -- what if I have 20 interesting tags?
- auto color generation could be too costly
- what happens when a question is tagged with multiple 'interesting' tags?
I'm sure there are others.