ALL-UPPERCASE SEARCH BUTTON IS HARD TO READ, LOOKS UGLY (LIKE THIS TEXT)

VERIFIED FIXED

Status

P3
minor
VERIFIED FIXED
19 years ago
11 years ago

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(Reporter: elig, Assigned: german)

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(Reporter)

Description

19 years ago
The "Search" button on Win32/Linux is now in all-caps.

All upper-case text is harder to read, and more likely to be ignored, than
mixed-case text, since it lacks word-shapes that facilitate legibility, as
explained in any typography 101 class.

Moreso, the only use of all-caps that I've seen used by trained designers is
when it's used sparing to contrast with non-all caps text in a very different
typeface. Since we don't use any other typefaces in our UI, this reason
shouldn't apply.

If you want the Search button to stand out, may I suggest coming up with a more
effective and visually savvy means of expressing it?
(Reporter)

Comment 1

19 years ago
*** Bug 30940 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
(Assignee)

Comment 2

19 years ago
Thanks for this feedback. We are currently testing this. This is one of the
proposals in order to make users more familiar with the new search URL bar feature.
BTW as any typography 102 class goes on to explain, the legibility is negatively
affected only when uppercase is used within larger amounts of body text. Here we
use it for one single word which is more meant to be a glyph rather than a
textual expression.
Bu as said earlier we are still tweaking these things and looking at alternatives.
Accepting bug for later resolution
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Target Milestone: M16
(Assignee)

Updated

19 years ago
Severity: normal → minor
OS: Windows 98 → All
Hardware: PC → All

Comment 3

19 years ago
I DON'T BELIEVE IT! FIRST THE BUTTON USED ALL CAPS, NOW IT USES ALL CAPS AND *
BOLD*. DO WE REALLY BELIEVE THAT USERS ARE STUPID, OR IS THAT JUST THE IMPRESSION 
WE WISH TO PROMOTE?
(Reporter)

Comment 4

19 years ago
U BETTR SHUT UP IF U WANT 2 KEEP UR ELITE ACCESS ON MY BBS, BUDDY!

;)
lol

fix checked in
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Comment 6

19 years ago
fixed how? I wasn't aware we'd resolved the issue.

Moreover, there are two search buttons. One in the Url bar and one in the sidepanel. I believe when Mr. Elig wrote the bug he was 
referring to the url button.

My only requirement is that they both be exactly the same. (once the style issue is resolved)
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Resolution: FIXED → ---
doh

commercial build is using a separate DTD apparently. 

Comment 8

19 years ago
Move to M20 for later polish.
Target Milestone: M16 → M20
(Assignee)

Comment 9

19 years ago
I assume this was corrected a while ago, so marking fixed.
Status: REOPENED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 19 years ago19 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Comment 10

19 years ago
VERIFIED Fixed 2000083008 builds
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Product: Core → SeaMonkey
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