Closed Bug 14589 Opened 21 years ago Closed 21 years ago
Current menu colors too close to default bgcolor
Build ID: 1999092208 Platform: all This is a request for enhancement. In the new look and feel introduced in today's build, the color of the menus is white - which is also (I believe) the most common bgcolor used on Web pages. Often, dropping down menus is disorienting as they seem to flow into the page you're currently vieweing, with only a hairline grey border to visually divide menu from page. The previous color (a slate blue?) seemed to work much better. Thanks.
I talked to german and he said it was designed this way. I would like to see the user feedback so later we can tell whether we need to change it back to some color background. Leave the bug open but move to later milestone as part of the UI polish process. cpratt, please add comments about the color if you hear from other sources. Thanks!
shuang, I'll add comments about the color if I hear them from other sources... Once again, what is the rationale behind this seemingly arbitrary design decision? Both Windows and the Mac OS have menus that are distinct in color from the default color of a browser window, word processing document, etc.; they are usually grey to set them apart visually. Given that nearly all computer users are used to that, why do something this radically different?
Would it be true to say that CSS has no system menu colour?
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 21 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
To answer Chris questions we will do a lot more thinks that are 'radically' different as part of the Netscape look and Feel. Just being a follower will not help us get anywhere. We have to look forward not backward, and this new environment will be very un-software like in many aspects. The new look and feel skin, according to and sanctioned by our exec staff and the overall Netscape direction, will be as innovative and as exciting as the iMac was for the consumer hardware world. We will make sure that usability will not only be not sacrificed, but will even be enhanced over current version.
Although I strongly disagree with this direction, I do understand that this is the direction that's being taken by AOL/Netscape; it'll be interesting to see how customers react to these changes. Thanks for the explanation, German; marking verified.
Moving all UE/UI bugs to new component: User Interface: Design Feedback UE/UI component will be deleted.
Component: UE/UI → User Interface: Design Feedback
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