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Subject:Re: Red SAVE Button - Thank you Thank you From:Deborah Hemstreet <dvora -at- tech-challenged -dot- com> To:techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com Date:Tue, 21 Jul 2009 14:38:21 -0400
I just wanted confirmation that I was not totally out to lunch. Working
at home as a contractor, I can run into others with rather strong
opinions. And I think I thought I knew what I knew, but then I hear the
other side's rationale, and feel like, OK, did I know what I knew or not?
Anyway, I've been fighting them on this GUI for a while. They also have
two menu bars, one on top of the other - Dark Red, and Black, now a
light gray is added underneath. The problem (we won't discuss the menu
bar problems... OK?) is that I ran their GUI through a color blind
simulator, and for ALL types of color blind, the two bars blend into a
wall of black with text "commands". They still have not absorbed this
I will try to fight the Red save button (Red background with white
text)... already wrote them that I have some usability concerns.... they
won't be happy - this GUI has been a couple years under development...
Brian -dot- Henderson -at- mitchell1 -dot- com wrote:
> So...what you're saying is that "save" actually means "delete"?
> -----Original Message----- From: Deborah Hemstreet
> Hi All,
> Question: How would you react to a RED save button (next to a gray
> cancel button).
> The rationale? The red is part of the company's branding and page
> I know what I think, just want to see if others agree.
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