UI Improvements (GiGi Tabs and Widgets)
Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 4:42 am
When first trying to learn FreeOrion, I found the user interface pretty manageable. But there are a few items that I feel could be improved:
- Tabs - I did not find it immediately clear which tab was selected. The shorter height and darker border color of the background tabs just wasn't enough until I knew what I was looking for. Making the tab text dark makes it much more immediately apparent which tab is active (seen in both UI Option A and B).
- Widget Colors - I found the colors of the widgets (particularly the yellow arrows) clashed with the overall UI and distracted from the actual purpose of the controls. A yellow arrow tends to draw the eye to the widget buttons, not the button label or description. While a widget's buttons should be clearly distinguishable, they probably shouldn't be the first part of the widget a user looks at. Does it work better with darker colors (Option A) or no colors (Option B)?