straw-man 3.2 default preferences

Diego Gomez Deck DiegoGomezDeck at
Fri Apr 19 07:44:41 UTC 2002


IMHO the diferrents color for windows are a great UI tool, I tried it with differents applicaciones (example: and observing the users I conclude that after some time of using, the user stop to see (conscientiously) the colors but use them without thinking.

Did you realize how many times did you found (for example) a Workspace only by color?

Chose the correct set of colors is a differente problem.


Diego Gomez Deck

>Ned Konz <ned at> writes:
>> On Thursday 18 April 2002 09:35 pm, I wrote:
>> > As far as the colors go, I could see using the pastel colors too.
>> Or not. I guess I've gotten used to the candy-colored "bright" colors 
>> that come stock with Squeak.
>The window colors, bright or pastel just don't look right. 
>Having different window colors may not be a problem per se, but it is
>difficult to chose the colors in way so it does not look like an
>It might look better if there were fewer different colors and we play
>more with saturation and brightness to distinguish the windows. But I
>am not a designer.
>The pastel colors look like an half hearted attempt to solve the
>problem of the bright colors.

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