PARITY ISSUE 5.1 RC3: TOC design

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fgh | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Jul 1 2013 1:28 PM

I have brought this up several times before, but I don't think I've ever seen any sign that a case has been filed:

• Mac TOC's show the open section with light grey on light blue. Almost undistinguishable with bad eyes.

• PC TOC's show the open section with bold text on white background. Incredibly much better!

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Kelly Flones | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 2 2013 8:22 AM

I have created a case and sent it to Development for investigation.

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fgh | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 2 2013 10:47 AM

Thanks. Could you perhaps also suggest that one and the same standard be used everywhere? Or that you at least restrict the number considerably. Currently you're using I don't know how many different standards at the same time:

  1. Grey background on blue background   (Mac TOC's)
  2. Blue background on white background   (Library collection dropdown)
  3. Bold on white background   (PC TOC's)
  4. Bold and blue background on white background   (Collection Open dropdown)
  5. Orange line to the left   (Parallel Resources dropdown)
  6. Check mark on white to the left   (Font selection in Notes)
  7. Check mark on grey to the right   (Upper part of Parallel Resources dropdown)
  8. Nothing/blue text above   (Search dropdowns)
  9. ?

1, 5 and 7 should be retired as soon as possible, as they're far too hard to see. 2 should be retired since, although it catches the eye, it makes the text itself harder to read. 3 and 4 are the best. Or 3 plus a check mark. 6 is probably OK where it's used, though adding bold would make it even better.

And surely it would save you both trouble and costs if you had 1-2-3 standards to code and maintain, rather than all these different ones?

(Is someone actually deliberately designing these inconsistencies?Hmm)

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