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by inautilus
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C
Replies: 1174
Views: 216334

Re: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C

The goal: what we're after here is clarity, legibility, and effectiveness while not adding in any way to clutter or visual confusion. Please feed back on what the one you find the most appealing ... or heading in the right direction at least. Firstly, the font you use might be taller than the DM42 ...
by inautilus
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C
Replies: 1174
Views: 216334

Re: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C

Since I don't own a DM42 ... Further to Helix's comparison ... In this quick mockup example below ... Screenshot 2019-08-19 at 08.36.53.png I don't think the DM42 used a great font to start with and I think we should improve on both. After reviewing some drawings on my end, and the mockup by Jaymos...
by inautilus
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C
Replies: 1174
Views: 216334

Re: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C

@Jaymos ... I have had to reconsider the yellow and blue labels. The thing is ... that no matter what else is going on, the font HAS to be easily read, by everyone, The facts are ... that this particular font may be currently too small for that (both in height and in stroke), the available real esta...
by inautilus
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C
Replies: 1174
Views: 216334

Re: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C

Bezel a notch lighter :

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by inautilus
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C
Replies: 1174
Views: 216334

Re: 43S Alternative key layout

<QUOTE author="inautilus" post_id="11448" time="1564757835" user_id="1517"><s> Possible way to go with Menu Keys ... that is visually direct, easy to identify, clean, and more importantly ... uncluttered. <QUOTE author="inautilus" post_id="11450...
by inautilus
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C
Replies: 1174
Views: 216334

Re: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C

WOW ... that's a pretty respectable collection of information. I especially like ... really like ... the photos of some of the more obscure models .... very nice! And here I thought that I was getting a bit ardently focused on the subject. Thank you. The dimensions forwarded are precisely what I nee...
by inautilus
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C
Replies: 1174
Views: 216334

Re: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C

Rendering 5: Same as Rendering 4. however, while the yellow and blue hues are the same, their saturation (colour intensity) has been adjusted up to have more contrast, clarity, and impact. ... Just to clarify: You are using the Layout2. Do you specifically want Layout 2, because layout 2 is meant f...
by inautilus
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C
Replies: 1174
Views: 216334

Re: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C

@Bob - Back to Borders' :D For 'Bob without Borders.' :D EDIT addition: Rendering 4. Menu keys with labels without any border around the black shading. And light grey ALPHA lettering. It's hard to compare them exactly as this last one is larger, but for my (aging) eyes, I can see the versions with b...
by inautilus
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C
Replies: 1174
Views: 216334

Re: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C

For those gravitating towards Rendering 5. (with the punched up colour saturation) let me offer an additional tweak ... a variant (5b) with bordered label boxes as well. They are both presented together so as to make an easy direct comparison. Again ... its good to have the feedback whether pro or c...
by inautilus
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C
Replies: 1174
Views: 216334

Re: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C

Both versions shown, the layouts with non-bordered shade boxes (as with the HP-42s) ... and the layouts with bordered boxes actually both have a black box as relief/background to the yellow and blue key label text. The challenge here as I see it is to somehow very discretely differentiate the menu k...