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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
> > 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
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