RE: What do you call something?

Subject: RE: What do you call something?
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: 'Jay Maechtlen' <techwriter -at- covad -dot- net>, "info -at- spectrumwritingllc -dot- com" <info -at- spectrumwritingllc -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2010 01:03:15 -0700

Jay Maechtlen wrote:

> Um. Unless you can guarantee that the interface/display will always be
> in color and will never be presented to the color impaired...
> ... you better distinguish them by something more than color...
>
>
> Spectrum Writing wrote:
> > Thanks. "Callout" works great, so I can state something like red callout
> > indicates this and point cursor on the callout to view the warning, a
> green
> > callout, etc.

Well, I think these days it's safe to assume a color monitor. But Jay's other point is valid. If the only difference between a warning and a note is that one is red and the other is green, that's a fairly serious problem with the GUI. The color shouldn't be the only difference. IMHO.


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
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What do you call something?: From: Spectrum Writing
RE: What do you call something?: From: Spectrum Writing
Re: What do you call something?: From: Jay Maechtlen

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