While I mostly agree with this, it is a very common convention to show
additive text in green and destructive actions in red, when I saw the
yellow blue version I have to look for a key to see what it meant, I worry
that we're making the users think too much. You should have IMMEDIATE
understanding of what the colors mean and not have to think too hard about
it. While some users could see the red and green as a value judgement I
think its common enough in diff views in other products that I don't think
it will be an issue for most users, especially user new to the system, but
familiar with the pattern elsewhere.
second issue; colorblindness. The mediawiki.ui colors are actually tested
against a color blindness simulator to make sure that the green has enough
blue, and the red has enough orange to differentiate them. These colors
were not arrived at accidently or on a whim. If for readability sake we
choose to use a lighter shade of those colors we should make sure those
values of the color are further tested against a color blindness simulator
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On Tue, Apr 1, 2014 at 10:34 AM, Brandon Harris <bharris(a)wikimedia.org>wrote;wrote:
My concern with red/green is (and has been) about the
psychological implications of "green = good, red = bad". Revisions are
neither of those things: sometimes removing things is better. Sometimes
adding things is bad.
Revisions are neutral things. I'd like us to try to find colors
that support that principle.
On Mar 31, 2014, at 2:13 PM, Jon Robson <jrobson(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
We are considering changing the colours in the
diff page view for
mobile. Previously Vibha and Munaf had explored this (see
Have we run similar tests for the new colours on the diff page?
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From: Munaf Assaf <massaf(a)wikimedia.org>
Date: Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 3:21 PM
Subject: Diff views for the colorblind
To: Jon Robson <jrobson(a)wikimedia.org>
Cc: Vibha Bamba <vbamba(a)wikimedia.org>rg>, Maryana Pinchuk <
Vibha and I tested these settings out and they work pretty well.
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