2009/1/27 Hans-Emil Skogh <Hans-Emil.Skogh_at_tritech.se>:
>> Looking again at the rev graph colours, I can't see an easy way of
>> providing user-definable colours that will also work when a node is
>> highlighted without a hugely complex colour selection dialog.
> I think the functionality in the new revgraph is outgrowing the design.
> It's getting a quite hard to read due to all conventions (color, shape,
> border style).
> Maybe it would be time to take a fresh take on how we would like it to
> I think that (sometimes subtle) color-variations can be good to enhance
> the readability, but it should not be the only carrier of information if
> there is another solution.
Colour should already be redundant, and I believe it is. The box shape
tells you the node type even if you are colour blind. The colours just
make it easier for people with normal vision, but it is not the only
carrier of information. The point I am raising is that the choice of
colours can make the text in the boxes unreadable.
> How about adding icons in each box to indicate their status? And maybe
> standardize the shape of the boxes to make room for informative icons.
> How about:
> | SI* | Rev. | x-* |
> | Path/To/ |
> | File.cpp |
> SI*: Status icon(s). Indicate the status of the node. (Created,
> modified, renamed, etc.)
> x-*: Perhaps the collaps/split-buttons permanently visible.
> Then we could use a thicker border for selection, for example.
I think the overall shape is easier to spot than an icon, so having
everything rectangular would be worse IMHO.
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