[Tango-artists] Session icons
4pascal at tpg.com.au
Sun Dec 4 22:02:11 PST 2005
On Monday 05 December 2005 15:14, Michael Schurter wrote:
> While I'm not a designer either (just interested in using Tango for my
> web app), I *am* color vision deficient (aka partially color blind). A
> few quick web searches reveal anywhere from 4%-10% of the world
> population is effected by some form of color vision deficiency.
> While I doubt the colors used for the images in question would cause
> confusion for most color vision deficient persons, I think pictorial
> representations or variations are much more meaningful and safe.
> For instance, what about a moon for hibernation?
> Like I said, I'm just a color blind web application developer, so take
> my design opinions with a grain of salt. ;-)
Hi there Michael,
I'm not currently much involved in the Tango Project, but I stick around on
the ML and the IRC channel; generally following what's happening because it's
exciting. I really think you've got a point. I personally have a colour
problem with distinguishing certain tones of colours, namely greens and
browns. Also I get headaches within a matter of hours if I use a desktop
environment that has a very light colour scheme (think default colours for
Linspire, Suse, Mandriva (most KDE default desktops) - and so forth - which
use predominately shades such as white and light blue).
I guess what I mean to say is that your thinking definitely has merit. It
would be nice to see the Tango Project take into consideration some of these
Oh, and btw, the moon idea is great.
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