[Roadster] usability, etc
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Thu Sep 1 11:16:49 PDT 2005
At 09:06 PM 8/31/2005, Ian McIntosh wrote:
> > My display is 15", 1920x1200 so the fonts are quite small. They're
>I'm not sure the best way to solve this one. Either we can scale
>everything up a bit automatically based on DPI, or we have multiple
>style options and include a "jumbo" style.
style options sounds good to me...
I think just making the fonts adjustable, without increasing the
lines for the roads, would be good
> > I think ideally it'd be nice to use the standard highway sign icons
>I'd love to do this. And yeah, we'll probably have to infer this from
>the road name. Easy for some like "I-80". What other types of roads
>should have special signs? "State highways"?
In CA, the freeways ("state highways" or "state routes") and major
roads have green signs, however Google just shows a white oval with
The state of CA has lots of info on signs here:
Some counties, esp. San Diego, have LOTS of "county roads" which are
small highways (not freeways). For whatever reason, these have
different signs than any other roads or freeways.
I don't think it's that important though, but there can be confusion
as there might be a county road with the same number as a freeway or
Again, Google makes no distinction.
Google seems only to distinguish between Interstates (I5, I10) and US
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