[Bf-committers] UI changes from cycles branch

Colby Klein shakesoda at gmail.com
Fri Oct 28 22:58:01 CEST 2011


Overall I like the changes a lot, just a few thoughts:
- I fully agree with Matt on the icons.
- The corner handles are _very_ close to invisible for me. If I didn't already know their purpose and locations I would most likely not notice them for quite some time or disregard them as unimportant visual details.
- I strongly prefer the drop menu arrows in a light color, black on dark grey just strains my eyes and I believe it benefits general usability for this to be made clear.
- The 3d view panel toggles could use a lighter plus, see previous point..

Generally speaking, I feel dark-on-dark colors for various UI elements just makes them harder to pick out quickly when working, and there is a lot of that exact thing being proposed. I am by no means the only one around with either imperfect vision or a monitor which doesn't display these things well (in my case, the latter).

-- Colby

On Oct 27, 2011, at 4:44 AM, Daniel Salazar - 3Developer.com wrote:

> +1 on the black arrow icons, white is unnecessarily strong since the
> important part is the *text*, having white on both the text and the
> arrows confuses the eye in which direction to focus
> -1 on the general icons being toned down.. agree with matt on this one
> Daniel Salazar
> 3Developer.com
> On Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 9:12 PM, Matt Ebb <matt at mke3.net> wrote:
>> On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 4:07 AM, Brecht Van Lommel <
>> brechtvanlommel at pandora.be> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> Panel headers a bit darker now and increased button embossing:
>>> Before: http://www.pasteall.org/pic/show.php?id=19452
>>> Latest: http://www.pasteall.org/pic/show.php?id=19501
>> This is certainly an improvement on the first proposal
>>> I also like the icons to be a bit more muted, again to avoid them
>>> grabbing attention too much with highlights. For me this is what
>>> really finishes it off, to make the interface nice calm, but maybe
>>> this is considered too dull.
>> -1. Firstly I don't see the necessity of this - I think the current icons
>> are excellent and strike a good balance between quick wayfinding and visual
>> noise. But even assmung its needed, this still is not a good way to go about
>> it. If you want duller icons, they need to be designed that way with a
>> different colour scheme and design requirements that takes this into
>> consideration. Doing an overall alpha blend is pretty heavy handed and
>> disregards the intention of the designer.
>> Matt
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