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Re: AU Techniques: Icons

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2001 12:08:56 -0500 (EST)
To: Jan Richards <jan.richards@utoronto.ca>
cc: <w3c-wai-au@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0112061204210.4507-100000@tux.w3.org>
Hi.

I end up still voting for mine. The objections I have to these are as
follows:

The colours should be higher contrast - I actually couldn't really tell what
the backgrounds were.

If they get reduced they rapidly become indistiguishable.

I am about to add these to the icons table
http://www.w3.org/WAI/AU/sources/techimages/icons/ - give me 10 minutes...

cheers

Charles

On Tue, 4 Dec 2001, Jan Richards wrote:

  Hi,

  I have put together another set of icons (attached) that I hope will
  provide a compromise.

  - The designs are based primarily on Charles's.

  - They are 16x16 (if we want extra spacing, let's just put it in the
  markup instead of relying on the icons to create space between the
  lines)

  - Each has a different background color which should help when scanning
  a long list of techniques (I don't care which colour goes with which
  icon).

  - However, the icons do not rely on this color - they each have a unique
  shape as well.

  ---
  Cheers,
  Jan

  Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
  >
  > Hmmm. I think that having them renderable with a height of 16 pixels means
  > they will work nicely at a common font size of between 8 and 15 points
  > without disturbing the layout.
  >
  > I don't care about the width much, although anything bigger than 2 and a half
  > times the height would look funny I suspect (I am not going to measure the
  > WAI icons, but I think they are no more than that).
  >
  > I actually find it much easier to read when the text is somewhat more
  > spaced, so personally prefer the larger size. Therefore I vote for larger
  > icons that can be still be easily distinguished at 16x16
  >
  > Looking at the icons page in double size and half size was interesting for me
  > to think about it. Different browsers do this very differently, too.
  >
  > cheers
  >
  > Charles
  >
  > On Tue, 4 Dec 2001, Jan Richards wrote:
  >
  >   Before we start mixing and matching icons of different styles, let's at
  >   least decide how large they should be displayed.
  >
  >   I vote for 16 x 16 to lessen the likelihood that the icons will change
  >   the line spacing.
  >
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  Jan Richards
  UI Design Specialist
  Adaptive Technology Resource Centre (ATRC)
  University of Toronto

  jan.richards@utoronto.ca
  Phone: (416) 946-7060
  Fax: (416) 971-2896

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Charles McCathieNevile    http://www.w3.org/People/Charles  phone: +61 409 134 136
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative     http://www.w3.org/WAI    fax: +1 617 258 5999
Location: 21 Mitchell street FOOTSCRAY Vic 3011, Australia
(or W3C INRIA, Route des Lucioles, BP 93, 06902 Sophia Antipolis Cedex, France)
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