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RE: Rev graph selected node colours

From: Hans-Emil Skogh <Hans-Emil.Skogh_at_tritech.se>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2009 12:40:34 +0100

> 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.

Good.

> The point I am raising is that the choice of
> colours can make the text in the boxes unreadable.

What about finding another way to indicate current and local revisions,
so that a thicker border could be used for selection instead? Is there
any other color-modifications going on that I'm missing, except for
selection?

>> How about adding icons in each box to indicate their status?
> I think the overall shape is easier to spot than an icon, so
> having everything rectangular would be worse IMHO.

I must say that after being away from TSVN a while, I found the revgraph
design quite unintuitive. I think icons would help to directly indicate
the status of the node. Now you have to learn the meaning of the
different shapes.

Hans-Emil

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