Do you like #gopher and #gemini? Are you in open revolt against the devilish mainstream internet, renouncing Web 2.0 and all its works?

If you use terminal colours via internet, please hit me up, here or on the textnet. I’m trying to make a central depot for gopher and Gemini colour sites, especially any artists doing ASCII/UTF8/BIG5 &c.


What can I say; I’m a bbs kid. I like CLI text. I like pretty primary colours.

@Shufei I'm thinking about how we could draw on accessibiltiy and customisation learnings to do "web styling" better in 2020 with Gemini and neo-Gopher clients. For example, to a RG colourblind reader, your ANSI codes for R/G are poorly distinct, so maybe they would like to translate the /emotional tenor/ the colours were intended for into a palatte of their choosing.
Also, the colour Red in Chinese ctx (Lucky?) vs Euro ctx (strength, anger, virility)
So the thought I'm having..

@Shufei, maybe instead of codifying colours as styling in the new, better-by-design web, we think about codifying emotional or stylistic intent: Instead of styling a word "red" we style it as "virile", and let a default pallette reign for different cultural backgrounds, customisable by each person according to need or want?

@Shufei Side benefits: I might want to view Gemini through a non-ANSI method without seeing inline escape codes, but maybe I wouldn't mind seeing some kind of easily filtered emotional markup like {style:emote:resolute}bash the fash!{style:emote:reset}...

@cathal Wow, this is heaps advanced for me, but it might be a fun content layer if it didn’t get too abstract. I’d not fancy CSS level of styling over Gemini, but if people do keep using colours it is bound to be done. My method for GopherColour is to have a plain page as standard with a separate page for colour. This respects the norms of “one page per serve” or whathaveyou. But it is nice how many clients are hiding escapes by default now if they aren’t desired.

@cathal Yea, red means happy, holy, cheerful, fortuitous in Chinese contexts... It’s the colour of blood, of sacrifice, life, birth. So it is used of summer and the south. One canny thing the communists did was to leverage these feelings to the hilt. Red summer and yellow stars of incipient harvesttide.

It would be nifty to see how such culture-stylings shift colours!

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