[Design] Mark-up bar button visual treatments
mimi at osafoundation.org
Sat Feb 11 08:57:23 PST 2006
The outline/gradient balance is a really hard issue. I tried 5-6
different approaches and this was the best one I could come up with.
If I make the gradient less pronounced in the "light" direction, the
whole button looks even more greyed out.
If I make the gradient less pronounced in the "dark" direction, the
whole button becomes so dark, the outline doesn't show.
The way I have the gradient balanced right now, the dark portion of
it lends the button weight (to say, I'm active), the light portion is
light enough that the outline on the top is apparent.
Do you feel the button is still not different enough from the greyed
out state? If I can understand the root of the concern a little
better then I can come up with a few different solutions. Perhaps an
(outline + gradient) is not the right approach at all.
I'd like to get these to the point where we think they're worthy of
testing with users and then do further tweaks based on that feedback.
On Feb 10, 2006, at 8:42 PM, Philippe Bossut wrote:
> Mimi Yin wrote:
>> I've narrowed it down to 2 treatments: Ovals and Circles
>> I've added a Greyed out state for each treatment, for comparison.
> I still prefer the Circles.
>> On Circles, I've added a slight gradient and outline to the Active
> I think the outline could be darker and the gradient less pronounced.
> - Philippe
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