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Offline ElviTopic starter

Colour designations
« on: March 30, 2008, 07:45:10 PM »
Do you think we should have a look at the colours being used for the various member groups?

Before we started with the Dames/Knights titles, it was relatively easy to see if a Siren was online.
Now we have the Knights in a colour so similar, that I really have to check every one by name.

Not that it matters, but both Dames and Ladys look the same too....

Offline Xillen

Re: Colour designations
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2008, 04:26:17 AM »
I can distinguish the Knights from Sirens and Unapproveds quite well, but I can't tell Sirens from Unapproveds (though Sirens are such a limited group, that it's easy to remember).

I don't have as much problems telling Ladies and Dames apart (not that I really have a reason to tell them apart).

Offline Vekseid

Re: Colour designations
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2008, 05:34:20 AM »
Hmm.

Problem: I have 20/10 reading vision. It's really only a blessing when people are trying to read over my shoulder.

If someone wants to suggest a better color scheme feel free. : )

Offline ElviTopic starter

Re: Colour designations
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2008, 10:42:40 AM »
Well you see, it depends upon the time of day.
At the moment, in natural light, I can see the difference, though still not 'at a glance'.

As for colours, well I'm not fussed about the rest, but I would like to see the sirens in a completely different colour to any other.
Purple perhaps?
I'm not sure which colours you have to work with Vek...

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Re: Colour designations
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2008, 11:01:01 AM »
Purple, IMHO is an underused color.

I have to concur (just having read) that the colors are a bit hard to differentiate.

Offline ElviTopic starter

Re: Colour designations
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2008, 11:04:35 AM »
Not in this house it isn't....purple is only second to black....*laughs*
It really IS my favourite colour...

Offline Xillen

Re: Colour designations
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2008, 11:23:43 AM »
In My Humble Opinion, there are too many ranks to make all easily differentiate from each other. Therefor, I don't think we should worry too much about differentiating Lords and Knights or Ladies and Dames.

Without changing around too much, it could be something like:

#7F7F7F Gray - Unapproved
#000000 Black - Restricted/Banned

#00AF00 Green - Lords
#7F7F00 Brown - Knights

#FF00FF Pink - Ladies
#AF00AF Purple - Dames

#007FFF Blue - Sirens
#FF0000 Red - Admins




An alternative could be (though the Sirens would probably disapprove):

#007FFF Light Blue - Lords
#0000AF Dark Blue - Knights

#FF0000 Red - Sirens
#00AF00 Green - Admins


Also, using #00FF00 Lime Green for something would surely differentiate it from other colors, but it's a tad too bright for my taste.
« Last Edit: March 31, 2008, 11:31:59 AM by Xillen »

Offline Xillen

Re: Colour designations
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2008, 11:25:15 AM »
Not in this house it isn't....purple is only second to black....*laughs*
It really IS my favourite colour...

Please note that I only read that after my own post ;)

Offline ElviTopic starter

Re: Colour designations
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2008, 02:24:59 PM »
Oh you're SUCH a crawler Xillen.....*laughs lots*

As I said, As long as we can see the sirens clearly, I can't really see any reason for a rainbow of colours...

Offline Xillen

Re: Colour designations
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2008, 02:46:20 PM »
I like it how Lords and Ladies are specified from each other as well. To manage that, unclassified people need their own color as well.

I kept the difference for Lords-Knights and Ladies-Dames small on purpose, to prevent the rainbow effect.

Offline MagicalPen

Re: Colour designations
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2008, 03:53:57 PM »
I still think Knights and Dames should have different colors.

Offline Xillen

Re: Colour designations
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2008, 03:56:44 PM »
I still think Knights and Dames should have different colors.

Yes, but subtle? Or explicit? In the latter case, the whole thing becomes a rainbow effect.

Offline ElviTopic starter

Re: Colour designations
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2008, 04:03:39 PM »
Why?
For goodness sake, we are all simply just members....

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Re: Colour designations
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2008, 04:25:40 PM »
I like Xillen's colour scheme, and haven't seen anything else proposed as a good alternative.

:)

Offline ElviTopic starter

Re: Colour designations
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2008, 05:17:49 PM »
I would honestly just prefer the male/female/unaproved/restricted divide and another colour for the sirens.

It's getting hard enough to read the online members as it is, when there are a lot online, without having eight different colours.

Offline Xillen

Re: Colour designations
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2008, 05:29:40 PM »
An option is to make the sirens buddies and see all of them in bold and the rest not. Bold/nonbold is more obvious on my screen than the colors are.

Offline ElviTopic starter

Re: Colour designations
« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2008, 06:08:45 PM »
Doesn't solve it, if I also have buddies in all of the other categories....

*wanders off wishing that she hadn't brought the subject up*

Offline Xillen

Re: Colour designations
« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2008, 03:06:18 PM »
Well, you do have a point. I still think the blue names are pretty obvious, though. If only there weren't 3 types of them :P

And now they became harder to see :P
« Last Edit: April 03, 2008, 08:05:03 PM by Xillen »

Offline Cherri Tart

Re: Colour designations
« Reply #18 on: April 04, 2008, 10:18:39 AM »
*nods* i'm with Elvi on this one - i opened up my forum today and i can barely read who's on line.  i like the idea of having all sort of different colors, but the reality is that it makes it very difficult for anyone with any sort of vision impairment to read.  just my two cents.

Offline Xillen

Re: Colour designations
« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2008, 10:30:30 AM »
With all due respect to Vekseid, but the new color scheme has left me a little baffled as well.

I'm sort of agreeing with you, Cherri, but I like Lords and Ladies to be seperated as well, which would require 4 distinct colors (Lords, Ladies, Sirens, Other), which is quite feasable.

Knights and Dames could get a slight distinction, or use the same color, either way's fine with me. A totally different color won't really work due to the rainbow effect.

Ah well, it's Vek's board, so I'll humbly respect his choice :)

Offline Vekseid

Re: Colour designations
« Reply #20 on: April 04, 2008, 10:32:05 AM »
I don't mind suggestions, but every color scheme I choose I get yelled at -_-

Offline Xillen

Re: Colour designations
« Reply #21 on: April 04, 2008, 10:40:11 AM »
Poor Vekseid :P

A simple suggestion would probably be:

#000000 Black - Unapproved/Deverified/Restricted/Banned
#00AF00 Green - Lords/Knights
#FF00FF Pink - Ladies/Dames
#007FFF Light Blue - Sirens/Admins


4 distinct colors, which contain all the important seperations.

If people really like Knights/Dames seperated, or maybe Unapproved seperated from Restricted, it could be done something like:

#7F7F7F Gray - Unapproved/Deverified
#000000 Black - Restricted/Banned

#007FFF Light Blue - Lords
#0000AF Dark Blue - Knights

#FF00FF Pink - Ladies
#AF00AF Purple - Dames

#FF0000 Red - Sirens
#00AF00 Green - Admins


But yeah, the more colors you add, the less distinction between colors.

Maybe we should open a poll and see how much distinction people really want?

Offline Vekseid

Re: Colour designations
« Reply #22 on: April 04, 2008, 10:46:19 AM »
I've been thinking about giving each siren her own color and tag anyway, when I have time.

I've been getting complaints about pink, there are people who'd have my head if I used brown, etc.  I really can't win this one :-p

Though Cherri complaining about not being able to read a list she hides herself from amuses me :-p

Offline Greenthorn

Re: Colour designations
« Reply #23 on: April 04, 2008, 10:46:30 AM »
I really like Xillen's last one, the the two different shades of blue for the men and the pink and purple for the women.  Red for the sirens sticks out the most.  Just my opinion (and vote if there is one)

Offline Xillen

Re: Colour designations
« Reply #24 on: April 04, 2008, 10:51:11 AM »
Could one of these be an alternative suggestion for the pink and purple?

#FF00FF
#AF00AF
#FF7FFF
#AF7FAF
#FF007F
#7F00FF
#7F007F


Or for the 4 color scheme, red could work:

#000000 Black - Unapproved/Deverified/Restricted/Banned
#00AF00 Green - Lords/Knights
#FF0000 Red - Ladies/Dames
#007FFF Light Blue - Sirens/Admins
« Last Edit: April 04, 2008, 10:54:12 AM by Xillen »