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Reply #15 - Feb 2nd, 2008 at 7:16pm
 
The yellow and blue check boxes are much better. thanks.

I agree that the animation can be useful to get your attention.... but it was very annoying to me. I think that maybe it was mainly the bright red color and that more subdued colors might be better. As long as there is nothing flashing on the posts pages where I spend most time reading then all is well.
 

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Reply #16 - Feb 2nd, 2008 at 7:37pm
 
Rad wrote on Feb 2nd, 2008 at 1:55pm:
It's obvious the INtention of the flashing animated graphic *is* to get your ATtention ("Hey, we have new posts here that need your attention/help/assistance")

Except that the legend display showing what the read/unread marks mean that blinking element is always present on the page, harming readability 100% of the time. Blinking is inappropriate for this, full stop.

Honestly, almost anything else - bolding the links, highlighting the background, any one of dozens of techniques - works much better in practice.

By the way NightOwl, with respect to colourblindness it varies but the most common type is red/green, in which (say) orange versus blue is still distinct (I have several friends, and have worked with several people with this form of colour-blindness). The wikipedia page on colour-blindness points to a tool which can help show how web-based designs effectively look to people with varying kinds of colour perception.

The other thing it's always worth bearing in mind is the blind; the Web has been much better than most modern desktop applications for blind folks because it's historically emphasised text. A good introduction to the experience of blind users is Darren Fittler's presentation at Webstock '06, which you can watch (and more importantly, hear) a recording of.
 
 
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Reply #17 - Feb 2nd, 2008 at 7:59pm
 
Okay, I'll leave it as it is .. unless you find something different you'd like to try.

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Reply #18 - Feb 2nd, 2008 at 8:10pm
 
I like it.
 
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Reply #19 - Feb 2nd, 2008 at 9:06pm
 
Done.
 
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