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RE: Flash vs Traditional Screen shot tutorials

From: Geoff Deering <gdeering@acslink.net.au>
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2004 12:55:32 +1000
To: "John Colby" <John.Colby@uce.ac.uk>, "Charles McCathieNevile" <charles@sidar.org>, "WAI-IG" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NBBBJPNFCLNLAADCLFJBAEFOGMAA.gdeering@acslink.net.au>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Colby
>
> OK if you can afford professionals.

How professional are the professionals?  They still do not seem to address the problem of using white text on multicoloured background.  

Quite often in foreign movies there is heaps of dialog I miss because the captions are white on off-white.  It's real hit and miss, with no concern for these issues.  

In the early days of movies they would have one person who was a specialist in being able to consult on the lighting and how the scene would turn out in black and white.  The director relied on these guys.  

Yet with captioning it is often done just as poorly as many other things, and ends up being a frustrating experience.  I have also noticed that some captions could remain on the screen for much longer than they do, yet they take them off too fast.  I wonder how much usability testing goes into these things?  Probably not much.

Geoff
Received on Monday, 28 June 2004 22:55:38 UTC

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