[Done] Make "this element is blocked" marking more

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[Done] Make "this element is blocked" marking more

Postby chewey » Wed Nov 08, 2006 1:44 am

I just got a message by a friend of mine who is colourblind. He complained
that it is a little bit difficult to see whether a specific element in the
blockable elements list is blocked.

The only hint for him is the size of the little button at the end of each line.

He suggested to use different shapes for blocked/not blocked. Maybe
change the "blocked" button to a cross or something similar?

I think he has a real point...
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Postby Wladimir Palant » Wed Nov 08, 2006 8:28 am

Maybe we should make it a red cross for blocked while keeping the icons for not blocked and whitelisted...
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Postby sheepy » Wed Nov 08, 2006 11:51 am

If it's possible to change colour, is it possible to change style as well? strikeout or underline for blocked content for example.

Also may be it is possible to change the colour to something that's easier to read for colourblinds?
I found on google a photoshop plugin that helps us to see what they see.
http://www.vischeck.com/
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Postby Wladimir Palant » Wed Nov 08, 2006 2:01 pm

The usual request is italics - but even though it is easier to recognize for colourblinds, it is more difficult to read for everybody else.
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Postby chewey » Wed Nov 08, 2006 8:48 pm

I think a cross would be a good idea.

I don't know about distinguishing whitelisted from
unmodified - maybe a little green circle instead of
a "blob"?
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Postby sheepy » Thu Nov 09, 2006 2:45 am

Crossing it out won't make it easy to read for people whose mother tongue is not English, since they read letters not words or shapes. Although reading url was never easy for them anyway...

How about the font? Colour blinds (and designers :) should be more sensitive to font I guess?
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Postby chewey » Thu Nov 09, 2006 3:50 am

sheepy wrote:Crossing it out won't make it easy to read for people whose mother tongue is not English, since they read letters not words or shapes.

I think crossing something out is in use pretty everywhere in the world.
I didn't mean for something to symbolise the word "crossing", but a
cross to symbolise something being crossed out. I don't think this would
be a language problem.
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Postby Wladimir Palant » Thu Nov 09, 2006 3:55 am

@sheepy: I didn't mean doing anything with the text. So far I talk about changing the icon displayed in the State column (hidden by default).
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Postby sheepy » Thu Nov 09, 2006 9:02 am

I know, just wondering whether there are more thing that can be done. ^^'
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Postby AM088 » Fri Nov 17, 2006 12:31 am

chewey wrote:maybe a little green circle instead of
a "blob"?


I think a circle would be a nice, clean idea. A bunch of crosses would look ugly...
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Postby chewey » Wed Jan 17, 2007 3:04 pm

Just bumping this topic back up - abovementioned friend asked me
if there are improvements planned, And I had to admit I don't know.
I believe we just all forgot about it :?

Wladimir: Maybe I should create a bug about it as a reminder?
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Postby Wladimir Palant » Wed Jan 17, 2007 3:06 pm

Creating an icon would help more :)

Edit: bug 16227
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Postby chewey » Wed Jan 17, 2007 4:06 pm

Wladimir Palant wrote:Creating an icon would help more :)

Working on it :-)

Lousy little mockup:
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I already quite like the circle, the cross however obviously needs some refining.
I always find creating good icons with a mere double digit pixel count very tricky.
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Postby chewey » Thu Jan 18, 2007 10:44 pm

Image updated - what do you think?
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Postby Wladimir Palant » Fri Jan 19, 2007 12:42 am

The shadow of the circle is a little too large. The shadow of the cross is on the wrong side...
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