On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 9:24 AM, Manuel Durando <
> On 01/26/2012 12:14 AM, Lars Lindner wrote:
> > The problem I see is to implement a 10 lines of code solution that
> > works with all GTK themes. A brown title for example won't work
> > with every theme color.
> About this I can't say nothing for sure because I never programmed with
> GTK. But it could be something like normal text color with opacity level
> at 70%. Still, brown color give the idea of something old, so I suggest
> to use it when possible.
> > Also such a setting would need a way to educate users why this
> > is happening (which we do not have) and an additional preference
> > controlling the behaviour.
> > So far too many problems :-(
> I fail to see why do you need an additional preference. The clients I
> used with this interface improvement didn't have. And about the users
> I don't think is necessary to educate them: first time I saw a brown
> title I clicked it and saw it was a long time since last update. If you
> prefer you probably can add a text information about the long time
> passed since last update, but I'm not sure it necessary.
> Again, I understand that one goal of Liferea it to keep it simple, but
> IMHO this rule leave a free a spot for some improvement that enhance
> user interface without add complications.
In generally I agree. Adding improvements without more complicated
options is always a way to go. From the lot of feedback I had since
2004 I believe it is important to not cause users to wonder what
something is and even more to reduce things that cause confusion.
I believe the shading/coloring of the feed title is yet another one :-(