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The New wind turbine Icon thingy
« on: March 12, 2012, 04:57:18 AM »
The new Blue and dark Grey wind turbine icons to show new posts etc are hard to see on my monitor. Anyone else have the same problem? I really have to look to tell the difference in color.

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Re: The New wind turbine Icon thingy
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2012, 06:17:28 AM »
I see your point, though I almost always use the "Show unread posts since last visit" link at the top of the page, so it doesn't affect me directly much.

Let's see what others think...

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Re: The New wind turbine Icon thingy
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2012, 11:37:06 AM »
I agree---- hard to see without close scrutiny.
Use contrasting colors, easy enough to do.
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Re: The New wind turbine Icon thingy
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2012, 04:19:57 PM »
I see your point, though I almost always use the "Show unread posts since last visit" link at the top of the page, so it doesn't affect me directly much.

Ditto on the unread posts link but it would be more intuitive for new folks and visitors if one of the icons types was inverted or something.

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Re: The New wind turbine Icon thingy
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2012, 06:31:51 PM »
We can do one of two things with this, use a dramically different color like red, or we can shade the background of the icon to make a better contrast, I can see how the blue looks alot like the grey.

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Re: The New wind turbine Icon thingy
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2012, 09:29:10 PM »
Thanks JW for the reply  Maybe not *red* but just a *bit* red... subtlety but yet distinctive...   sorry, I couldn't resist.
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Re: The New wind turbine Icon thingy
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2012, 04:46:30 PM »
I think we could have the right contast for the images if the icon thats blue now was green. Why not? (RE, etc) I may take a coupla days to get this done, but I think that would work for us.

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Re: The New wind turbine Icon thingy
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2012, 05:10:30 PM »
Sounds good.  Thanks for the help.