Re: Hard-coded colors
- From: Albrecht Dre▀ <albrecht dress arcor de>
- To: Peter Bloomfield <PeterBloomfield bellsouth net>
- Cc: Balsa list <balsa-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: Hard-coded colors
- Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2004 20:41:00 +0100
Am 15.03.04 01:36 schrieb(en) Peter Bloomfield:
> It looks great with BlueCurve!
> Mi┼ču has already raised the issue of the "bad address" color, which
> doesn't theme well. I'd like to keep the concept--I believe it's useful
> to have a visual indication of what's wrong when the compose window's
> `Send this message' button is grayed out.
I agree fully with you that the red colour here is a really good indicator
for "something went wrong" - I support keeping it!
> Perhaps we need a general purpose `Attention' color, which could be pure
> red (or perhaps dark red) for normal themes, and some appropriate
> lighter color for dark themes.
That's a good idea - it might be difficult, though, to find one which
looks good as label string *and* in the header box... Anyway, the user
still has the option to switch to black (or whatever the standard text
colour is with that theme) if (s)he doesn't like it.
I must admit that I have mixed feelings about removing the reply level
colours (an other suggestion by Mi┼ču), as it also gives a good indication
of the structure of the message, but sometimes the level is calculated
wrong, so it's confusing. Maybe we should reduce the number of levels and/
or let the user choose between, say, italic, colour, or both.
Just my ÔéČ 0.01...
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