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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [bikeshed] I like blue titles.
Date Fri, 01 Feb 2013 23:50:50 GMT
On Fri, Feb 1, 2013 at 6:16 PM, Dave Fisher <dave2wave@comcast.net> wrote:
>
> On Feb 1, 2013, at 3:04 PM, Pedro Giffuni wrote:
>
>> Thank you Dave!
>>
>> It's still perfectly visible without being too scandalous. I like it.
>>
>> Now for a new bikeshed ... I would use "Volunteers wanted", instead of "Volunteers
needed" ;).
>
> Semantics are important!
>

We want them because we need them.  If we didn't need them, we'd still
welcome them but we wouldn't advertise it on the homepage.  So yes,
semantics are important, but this is not an either/or thing.  We both
need and want volunteers.

-Rob

>>
>> Just kidding ...  :).
>
> It's not a bikeshed it is a good point! Done!
>
> Regards,
> Dave
>
>>
>> Pedro.
>>
>>
>>
>>> ________________________________
>>> Da: Dave Fisher <dave2wave@comcast.net>
>>> A: dev@openoffice.apache.org
>>> Inviato: Venerdì 1 Febbraio 2013 17:49
>>> Oggetto: Re: [bikeshed] I like blue titles.
>>>
>>> On Feb 1, 2013, at 1:56 PM, Tanja Meece wrote:
>>>
>>>> Red immediately sends up a warning flag in my mind and that of other user's
>>>> I'm sure.
>>>
>>> That was the original intent.
>>>
>>>> There has to be some way to change the color.
>>>
>>> There is and it is done! It is now the same blue as the rest of the header text.
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>> Dave
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>>
>>>> TMCM
>>>>
>>>> On Feb 1, 2013 9:43 AM, "Pedro Giffuni" <pfg@apache.org> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>> ________________________________
>>>>>> Da: Dave Fisher
>>>>> ...
>>>>>>>> Can we change the red title in the website ("Call for Volunteers",
>>>>>>>> as of lately) to dark blue?
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> The reasons:
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> - The tone of red chosen looks like it was made to fit at
the last
>>>>>>>> moment. It has no aesthetic coherence with the rest of the
website.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> It was chosen quickly and I was thinking it would be for unusual
events.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Firstly, I hope I am doing this properly, if not I apologize
in
>>>> advance.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> I agree. I believe that a red sends the wrong signals.
It sends up
>>>> more of a warning flag, rather than an invitation for volunteers.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> The first time I saw it I thought I'd done something
wrong.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>> I recall it started when we were about to release 3.4 and the blog went
>>>>> down so we just had to release on the website.
>>>>>
>>>>>> Now it appears to be a common element which is OK.
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> It is being changed everytime there's something to communicate:
>>>>> Like if we break (yet) another download milestone.
>>>>>
>>>>> The red chair is becoming part of the furniture.
>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> - It makes us look desperate (or so seem to think some bloggers).
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> The concern should be "what works?" Not "what some bloggers think".
>>>>>>> Breaking out from the visual clutter of the page is important.
We want
>>>>>>> to stand out, not blend in and be overlooked. IMHO.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I like blue if it will always be there
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> I suspect we will have it forever :(.
>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Oh course there are other ways of standing out, like with a banner
>>>>>>> graphic. That could give us a more professional image while still
>>>>>>> standing out.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> What ever can be done...
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Again, just chose a color for the bikeshed that seems average
>>>>> among the proposals ;).
>>>>>
>>>>> Pedro.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>

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