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From: firstname.lastname@example.org (StevJensen)
Date: 28 Oct 2002 04:52:10 GMT
Organization: AOL http://www.aol.com
Subject: Re: Program BOTLOAD
>"Reg Edwards" email@example.com
>If everything is in the same colour and intensity after a time the output
>data, in which you are really interested, gets lost in a mass of stuff which
>you have already learned by heart. Output data must stand out.
>Colours help to group together related matters.
>Colors convey information without the recipient being aware of it. They help
>explain in general terms how the program works.
Not for people with color vision problems.
>Input data at the top. Output data in the middle. Instructions at the
>bottom. In three different background colours which then requires different
>Borders are a waste of a valuable commodity - screen space.
Have you considered a separate help screen? Who wants to see instructions
after you know how to use the pgm. They just take up valuable screen space:o)
Perhaps independent output screens so that you can compare two different
>If I put simple black text on a white background somebody would suggest
>simple white text on a black background because his screen phosphor would
Research shows that simple white text on a black background is easier on the
eyes (not that anybody seems to pay attention).
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