Fwd: Tab colors
galt280 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 29 15:00:37 EST 2007
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From: Gal Topper <galt280 at gmail.com>
Date: Nov 29, 2007 3:00 PM
Subject: Re: Tab colors
To: Billy Crook <billycrook at gmail.com>
At night, the location relative to the unlit body of the lights is not
And I know plenty of men, and none of whom are incapable to drive due to
red/green confusion. And again, I'm colour blind myself (the tests say
red/green,IIRC), and don't have any problem with this issue. Could you maybe
find one of these 10% to tell me that I got it wrong? If I did, It should be
a fairly simple task.
On Nov 29, 2007 2:37 PM, Billy Crook <billycrook at gmail.com> wrote:
> uh, traffic lights are always Red on Top (vertical) or Red on Left
> (Horizontal). Also, these days, new lights have red larger than the
> others. This is done especially SO THAT those ten percent of men in western
> countries don't cause accidents.
> On Nov 29, 2007 1:30 PM, Gal Topper <galt280 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Nov 28, 2007 1:10 PM, Ethan Blanton <elb at pidgin.im> wrote:
> > > > As messages sent to me are more important than general messages, and
> > > red
> > > > is more prominent than blue, it makes sense to fix them. People
> > > will
> > > > get used to it. Isn't doing The Right Thing part of the design
> > > > philosophy?
> > >
> > > This argument is popular. It may even be true for some people.
> > > However, red/green colorblindness is the most common form of
> > > colorblindness, and colorblindness afflicts somewhere around 10% of
> > > men in Western countries (I have no figures for non-Western countries;
> > > it may or may not be similar) (if "providing references" is in style,
> > > I can provide some for this, as well). This isn't to say that red is
> > > non-negotiable, but this is also a consideration, particularly when
> > > the argument "red is more noticable" is brought up.
> > The name "red/green colorblindness" is misleading. Had it really meant
> > an inability to distinguish red from green, 10% of men would be incapable to
> > drive through intersections with traffic lights.
> > It's a lot more subtle than that really, and the red and green
> > previously used in Pidgin were very clearly distinguishable (I'm colour
> > blind, and I could see the difference just fine).
> > Finch on the other hand, has a real problem<http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/3655>when it comes to colour blindness.
> > Gal
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