My issue was FIRST, that I was using Chrome as a site viewer
& caching had me screwed up as the changes were not appearing after I made them.
This disconnect had me believing not all were controlled via RW.
There are color settings available from the Armadillo dashboard, under “General” and “Blog” Settings. What those do & don’t do is a mystery.
The image example: is a corner of of an Armadillo blog summary page
SECOND, in the Armadillo blog image, showing a collapsed list of entries–all things maroon are controlled & colored by one swatchbox inside Rapidweaver’s Master Style pane. (It was minimalist, just showing the effect, sorry).
One swatch colors both the date & the entry copy. I was hoping to split them & make the date a muted color. Being the SAME color is not a pressing issue with black type on a white background. However, if the page color is dark, its not needed at the same intensity & point size.
My reason: Its cleaner. On a bright sunny day & devices subject to glare - I think its easier to read bright copy on black or dark backgrounds. Head to your local racetrack & compare.
After a glance to know the comment date, there is no need to have the date entry in your face (for example, in white or yellow on a black field, especially at same point size).
fwiw: I like breaking up the reading in a blog.
People live in Twitterworld now & sentences or paragraphs over a few lines are barely scanned most of the time (my supposition, no empirical evidence). Blogs, being text narratives can really be overlooked because the reader finds a block of text daunting, so it needs emphasis.
The easiest way to do keep it bite-sized chunks is with visual gimmicks. One of those is breaking up the copy & sort of color coding it. (Which doesn’t help anyone color-blind, but there is only so much I can do there).
Or I can use unnatural breaks in sentences that should be paragraphs.