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Re: Styling of SVG 2.0

From: Tavmjong Bah <tavmjong@free.fr>
Date: Mon, 28 May 2012 11:50:09 +0200
Message-ID: <1338198609.2180.182.camel@LeLion>
To: Erik Dahlstrom <ed@opera.com>
Cc: Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au>, Dirk Schulze <dschulze@adobe.com>, SVG WG <public-svg-wg@w3.org>
On Mon, 2012-05-28 at 09:35 +0200, Erik Dahlstrom wrote:
> On Sun, 27 May 2012 03:00:43 +0200, Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au>  
> wrote:
> > Tavmjong Bah:
> >> One styling issue I would like to bring up is that of figures. SVG 1.1
> >> has quite inconsistent figures. Some are very small, others large. A few
> >> are quite garish. When I redid the pserver section I tried to make all
> >> the figures in a consistent way (similar sizes, colors, fonts, arrow
> >> styling, etc.).
> >
> > Fixing up all the figures in the spec would be great.  Choosing a  
> > palette of common colours to use across figures is also a good idea.  I  
> > am not quite sure about the set of colours in the gradient images (but  
> > of course it's going to be subjective again).  It's better than then red  
> > -> yellow -> green -> blue gradients, though!

Yup, colors are subjective. I am not married to the colors I used. I
think I was inspired by a figure that Vincent showed in his talk at Open
2011 that had shades of purple.

> > In the figures I've been working on in painting.html, I've enjoyed using  
> > deeppink.  I think if much of the time a figure can stick to using one  
> > colour, and black/grey for other elements, then we can avoid garishness.  
> >   For example in  
> > https://svgwg.org/svg2-draft/images/painting/markers-repeating.svg the  
> > black works well against the deeppink i think.  I wanted two highlight  
> > colours for  
> > https://svgwg.org/svg2-draft/images/painting/linejoin-construction.svg  
> > so the green there is the complement (approximately) of the deeppink.

Despite singing "Pink is my favorite color" to my little girls, I am not
a big fan of pink. It does, however, seem to work well in small
quantities as in the two examples. The green does go well with it.
Keeping to black/grey where possible is a good idea.

> > As I mentioned in the call, most of the existing 1.1 figures have a thin  
> > blue border around them, in the actual SVG file.  For the painting.html  
> > figures I removed that and put a thin grey border around the <img> in  
> > CSS.  I think that looks clean, but I see that your figures in  
> > pservers.html don't have borders at all (or a white background).  The  
> > css3-fonts images also don't have borders, and they look nice.  I might  
> > try removing it from the painting.html ones and see how it looks.

I don't think most figures need a border but if they do a grey or black
border is definitely nicer than the blue.

> > (The fact that some of the figures I have in painting.html are inside  
> > blocks with background colours (like inside a <div class="example">)  
> > suggested to me that the white background colour for the <img> was  
> > needed.)
> How about using one external stylesheet containing our colorscheme of  
> choice, and let that be referenced from all the spec examples?

Not a bad idea. A Wiki page with some guidelines might also be good to
put together.

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