Re: GNOME High Contrast Icon Theme

Hey all.

On Tue, 2011-07-05 at 16:38 -0400, Jeremy Bicha wrote:
> On 5 July 2011 16:08, Joanmarie Diggs <joanied gnome org> wrote:
> > Figure 3 is a *perfect* example of the sorts of problems I have with our
> > "traditional" high-contrast stuff, and why I personally prefer keeping
> > some color: What is the horizontal white stripe that extends on either
> > side of the clock face? Is it a watch band which runs on top of three
> > black vertical pieces, or is it background/empty space separating the
> > three top black pieces from the bottom three? I genuinely don't know.
> > Figure-ground and me, we've never gotten along well.... <shrugs and
> > smiles>
> Joanie, I saw figure 3 as a time bomb and the white band is simply a
> rubber band or something to keep the clock attached to the dynamite.

Ohhhh.... Thanks!

On a related note, this makes Figure 3 an even more perfect example of
the problem (imho) with our traditional high-contrast stuff. Go off and
do a google image search for dynamite. What color do you see
overwhelmingly present in the results? Ain't black.... ;-) In fact, I
bet you don't even have to search to know what the right answer is.

I have never understood the value of stripping out color at the cost of
stripping out meaning. Making those sticks a deep red would be just
about the same (high) contrast whilst preserving more of the context.


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