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From Kevin Grignon <kevingrignon...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [bikeshed] I like blue titles.
Date Fri, 08 Feb 2013 00:54:37 GMT
If I understand correctly, the goal is to emphasize the message and links to drive action.


Robs suggestion to create a compelling graphic makes sense. 

Beyond font colour, we can use more info design and visual design to call attention to the
message. 

Regards,
Kevin


On Feb 2, 2013, at 7:16 AM, Dave Fisher <dave2wave@comcast.net> wrote:

> 
> On Feb 1, 2013, at 3:04 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" ;).
> 
> Semantics are important!
> 
>> 
>> Just kidding ...  :).
> 
> It's not a bikeshed it is a good point! Done!
> 
> Regards,
> Dave
> 
>> 
>> Pedro.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>>> ________________________________
>>> 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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