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Re: [TSVN] Icon assessment

From: SteveKing <steveking_at_gmx.ch>
Date: 2004-12-16 14:44:29 CET

Simon Large wrote:

> 1. Is there a size restriction for the overlay, or can the conflicted
> overlay grow a bit?

The overlays can be as big as the original icon. They just shouldn't be
too big so that the original icon isn't visible anymore. Or (on XP at
least) they then should be made half transparent so the original shines

> 2. Would it work better with an upside-down triangle?

I know of only one single traffic sign which has a triangle upside down
- and that's not something to tell "attention, dangerous". So that means
  that (most) people won't notice that they have to pay attention to
that file.

> 3. Triangle is nicely different, but it severely restricts the internal
> area for drawing the exclamation mark. Is a yellow circle better?

Wouldn't a circle be 'too close' to the normal overlay icons? I always
thought (apart from the different color) that the conflicting overlay
should have a different shape so it sticks out. But that's just my

> 4. Contrast between red and yellow is very poor. If you want a border it
> needs to be blue/green/black, or a much darker red

Or just add a black line between the two colors.

> 5. How about a lightning bolt (yellow?) on dark background?

What color would that 'dark' be then?


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