On Fri, 23 Jul 2004, Ted Gould wrote:
> Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2004 09:05:51 -0700
> From: Ted Gould <ted@...>
> To: inkscape <inkscape-devel@...>
> Subject: Re: [Inkscape-devel] grid lines
> On Fri, 2004-07-23 at 02:35, bulia byak wrote:
> > excellent work on emphasized grid lines! The only suggestion is that I
> > think they should be made more darker still, for better contrast.
> > Darkening by 25 instead of 10 looks much better on my screen.
> Thanks. It was something that was bugging me. What do other people
> think on the color? I'm guessing this is going to be something which is
> kinda screen dependent. 17 works on my screen, but not Bulia's, what
> works for other people? I use an Apple screen, which are known for
> being bright though (I have a buddy that says: "If you want a dark
> website, get it designed by a guy with a Mac" :)
> I'm okay with changing it to whatever works for the most people, I think
> this is probably going to have to be found empirically though.
> PS - I guess someone people probably don't read the CVS mailing list...
> I added in the feature to have some, regularly spaced, lines on the grid
> be a different color for emphasis. The question here is what should
> that different color be? If you're building CVS you should be able to
> turn on the grid (you might have to zoom in a little bit also) and
> adjust the value in the document settings under 'grid'.
The Graph paper I was familiar with tended to be turquoise (aka cyan) with
a shade of red every ten (light red, but not pink). Alternatively if you
could increase the line weight a little for every Nth line a colour change
might not be necessary (see cheap graph paper ;). That's my colour
suggestions, but I'm wouldn't go so far as to say there is any practical
benefits to using that colour combination.
While you are modifying the grid functionality it might be worth
exploring if you like having the grid underneath as an overlay, or if
there is a reason to allow both ways. In some applications I find the
overly Grid intrusive but in others and underlying grid it is too easily
hidden which can make it less useful (if i recally correctly Visio cheats
by making its object semi-transparent while dragging).