[Mageia-discuss] Suggestions

Morgan Leijström fri at tribun.eu
Wed Oct 27 18:43:08 CEST 2010

Den 2010-10-27 15:46:55 skrev Michael Scherer:
> Le mercredi 27 octobre 2010 à 09:27 -0400, Marc Paré a écrit :
> > Le 2010-10-27 04:14, Morgan Leijström a écrit :
> > > Den 2010-10-27 00:52:25 skrev Frank Griffin:
> > >> Show anything, if it's asked for,
> > >> whether the source is "disabled" or not.
> > >
> > > Maybe the packages could be visibly clearly coded by colour or simple
> > > symbols wether they are GUI, console, or "other" (libs, language files,
> > > kernel... or maybe kernel and other system essentials shoulkd have a
> > > special group)
> >
> > Using colours for categories are usually not a good idea due to some
> > users' "colour blindness". In my opinion, colour categorization should
> > never be considered.
> I concur.
> This is something explain in Gnome HIG
> ( http://library.gnome.org/devel/hig-book/stable/design-color.html ),
> and if I remember well my Human Interaction classes, colors may have
> different cultural connotations and so we should avoid to carrying too
> much information in it. But usually, the colorblind reason is enough to
> convince people :)

Good points

It can be done in a clear way without colours; i.e 
o Bold for GUI
o Normal for Console
o Underlined for crucial system parts
o Italic for "other"

On top of this they may also be color coded in dark colours,
so they are nice looking for most of us, AND cleraly seen for everyone.

o Bold for GUI, dark green
o Normal for Console, dark blue
o Underlined for crucial system parts, dark red
o Italic for "other", black

But i think the colors could be chosen as mixtures so also all different kind 
of colourblind people see defference in colours.
Also avoiding 

( What is much harder, and i donṫ think is given much attention, is designing 
icon themes, logos etc also for colour blindness, but it is mentionned in the 
link you gave )

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