[Sugar-devel] seeking feedback on sketch of a new color selector

Wade Brainerd wadetb at gmail.com
Wed Nov 11 14:52:26 EST 2009

I like it, especially the version with arrows instead of undo.

The best part for me is that it allows you to go backwards, if you
decide you liked an earlier color better.


On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 12:42 PM, Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com> wrote:
> I just posted another version (no undo) and I think more clarity as to
> what is going on... You can click the < > buttons or the small XOs.
> -walter
> On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 12:31 PM, Gary C Martin <gary at garycmartin.com> wrote:
>> Hi Walter,
>> On 11 Nov 2009, at 15:48, Walter Bender wrote:
>>> I made a patch to the color selector on the About Me panel to make it
>>> a little easier to navigate the color selections. Please see my screen
>>> cast at http://dailymotion.virgilio.it/video/xb42um_color-selector_tech.
>> I needed to watch through a number of times before I could work out the
>> logic for the colours of the two smaller buddy icons. First couple of times
>> through I thought one was a swapped fill/stroke, and the other was a 'light'
>> version, then third time through I decided they must all just be random,
>> finally I twigged that it was a scrolling history moving from right to left
>> (small <-- big <-- small).
>> Quick thoughts:
>> - What you have now would be visually understandable after a single click if
>> you added a brief transition animation so that the icons scroll left/right
>> and resize (like a carousel).
>> - Not convinced you need the undo icon if you can add the transition
>> animation, it feels slightly odd at the moment that the undo is right next
>> to the yet too be seen new colour combination (perhaps it could go above or
>> below the centre icon if it really needs to stay in the design).
>> - The alternative is to have N small buddy icons around the central large
>> icon, where the small icons are a close variation of the central large icon
>> colours. Clicking the centre icon picks a completely new random base set of
>> colours; clicking any small icon moves it to the centre large position, and
>> generates a new set of small variants. The colour variants could just be +/-
>> small random steps from the main base colours, or have some spacial meaning
>> (left/right could be +/- fill colour, up/down could be +/- stroke colour).
>> Regards,
>> --Gary
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