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From Kay Schenk <kay.sch...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [bikeshed] I like blue titles.
Date Sat, 02 Feb 2013 00:01:16 GMT


On 02/01/2013 03:04 PM, Pedro Giffuni wrote:
> Thank you Dave!
>
> It's still perfectly visible without being too scandalous. I like
> it.
>
> Now for a new bikeshed ... I would use "Volunteers wanted", instead
> of "Volunteers needed" ;).
>
> Just kidding ...  :).
>
> Pedro.
>

Well I like the new blue better than the red, but a complementary "fun" 
color, like some shade of orange, would be nice as well. Some of us can 
work on this locally and post options I suppose.

>
>
>> ________________________________ Da: Dave Fisher
>> <dave2wave@comcast.net> A: dev@openoffice.apache.org Inviato:
>> Venerdì 1 Febbraio 2013 17:49 Oggetto: Re: [bikeshed] I like blue
>> titles.
>>
>> On Feb 1, 2013, at 1:56 PM, Tanja Meece wrote:
>>
>>> Red immediately sends up a warning flag in my mind and that of
>>> other user's I'm sure.
>>
>> That was the original intent.
>>
>>> There has to be some way to change the color.
>>
>> There is and it is done! It is now the same blue as the rest of the
>> header text.
>>
>> Regards, Dave
>>
>>
>>
>>>
>>> TMCM
>>>
>>> On Feb 1, 2013 9:43 AM, "Pedro Giffuni" <pfg@apache.org> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> ________________________________ Da: Dave Fisher
>>>> ...
>>>>>>> Can we change the red title in the website ("Call for
>>>>>>> Volunteers", as of lately) to dark blue?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> The reasons:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> - The tone of red chosen looks like it was made to fit at
>>>>>>> the last moment. It has no aesthetic coherence with the
>>>>>>> rest of the website.
>>>>>
>>>>> It was chosen quickly and I was thinking it would be for
>>>>> unusual events.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Firstly, I hope I am doing this properly, if not I
>>>>>>>> apologize in
>>> advance.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> I agree. I believe that a red sends the wrong signals.
>>>>>>>> It sends up
>>> more of a warning flag, rather than an invitation for
>>> volunteers.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> The first time I saw it I thought I'd done something
>>>>>>>> wrong.
>>>>>>>>
>>>> I recall it started when we were about to release 3.4 and the
>>>> blog went down so we just had to release on the website.
>>>>
>>>>> Now it appears to be a common element which is OK.
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> It is being changed everytime there's something to
>>>> communicate: Like if we break (yet) another download
>>>> milestone.
>>>>
>>>> The red chair is becoming part of the furniture.
>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> - It makes us look desperate (or so seem to think some
>>>>>>> bloggers).
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> The concern should be "what works?" Not "what some bloggers
>>>>>> think". Breaking out from the visual clutter of the page is
>>>>>> important. We want to stand out, not blend in and be
>>>>>> overlooked. IMHO.
>>>>>
>>>>> I like blue if it will always be there
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> I suspect we will have it forever :(.
>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Oh course there are other ways of standing out, like with a
>>>>>> banner graphic. That could give us a more professional
>>>>>> image while still standing out.
>>>>>
>>>>> What ever can be done...
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Again, just chose a color for the bikeshed that seems average
>>>> among the proposals ;).
>>>>
>>>> Pedro.
>>
>>
>>
>>

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