Edgy artworks

Robert McWilliam rmcw at allmail.net
Tue Jun 20 00:32:21 UTC 2006

On Mon, 19 Jun 2006 15:23:18 -0400
jmak <jozmak at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 6/19/06, Vincent <imnotb at gmail.com> wrote:
> > What do you mean exactly here?
> >
>  Oh, here I was thinking about the gtk themes. For instance, it is
> essential that the visible structures (buttons, dialogs and so forth)
> have clear and easily identifiable states. Otherwise users can get
> confused. For instance, the various button states have to be clear
> and easily recognizable; the same with the selected menu items; the
> text and the backgrounds are often similar in tones making
> readability difficult. Did you know that about 10% of the male
> population is color blind? Mostly for the warm colors. These people
> have a hard time differentiate between warm yellowish tones and blue.
> Maybe these things sound marginal but research shows that in fact,
> they are very important elements that designers have to take into
> account all the time.
> J. Mak

I'd say that is a fairly compelling argument for keeping the artwork
fairly similar across the different flavours: good design is hard, do
we really need to duplicate the effort?


Robert McWilliam
rmcw at allmail.net    www.ormiret.com

31.69 nHz = once a year.

More information about the xubuntu-devel mailing list