[Design] [cosmo] Dashboard updates to the web UI
priscilla at osafoundation.org
Mon Apr 23 17:02:11 PDT 2007
Woops…I must have hit the 'reply' as opposed to 'reply all'. -Priscilla
On Apr 23, 2007, at 2:33 PM, Priscilla Chung wrote:
> Hi Greg,
> Welcome to the design list and thank you for addressing your concern.
> I agree the current design is very grey and we are still iterating
> on the design. Yes, we are concerned about items looking disabled
> and to make sure it's not hard for our users to read.
> More in line:
> On Apr 23, 2007, at 1:33 PM, Greg Noel wrote:
>> I don't object to grey as a branding color, but looking at the
>> mockups, grey appears to be used as a font color as well. In this
>> case, the font for the calendar is clearly grey, and seemingly
>> some other places as well. This is a _BAD_ choice.
>> I have poor eyesight, and I need all the help I can get to resolve
>> text when I'm reading. There's a reason that books are printed
>> with solid black type on pure white background: it's the easiest
>> to read. Similarly, text on a screen that's meant to be read
>> should also be BLACK (not grey) on WHITE. (Text that's inactive
>> is not to be read and can be greyed out, but even then it should
>> be dark grey.)
> Part of what you're seeing is our working process and the common
> struggling with too much information on the web UI. Using grey vs.
> black is part of a process in figuring out which items are
> important vs. which items need to be set back. Otherwise if all the
> information on the page is important, then the one would never know
> where to begin and where to end.
> Currently the text which are not editable are grey. Hint text in
> text boxes such as the 'goto date' are in grey as well because once
> the user clicks into the box, it will be replaced by what the user
> types in (the text the user types in is in black btw.). Other items
> which are editable will be black in the detail view.
> We're iterating on the dashboard text though we may see if ppl will
> try to click on tot he dashboard since it's not editable (in line)
> for the upcoming release. Though as I said, we'll still working out
> the details, including font color.
>> I realize it's probably too late to influence this choice, but
>> I'll hope that you keep it in mind for the next iteration.
> Nope not too late…we'll definitely keep your concern in mind. As
> mentioned, we are still iterating so we'll keep your concerns in
> mind as we move forward. =)
> Thanks, -Priscilla
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