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dunvi ([personal profile] dunvi) wrote in [site community profile] dw_accessibility2012-06-08 05:49 pm

about that pesky icons browser...

I was poking at bug 4385, which hopes to add an option for scaled down images in the shiny new icon browser. What I found when I was playing around was that when the images are scaled (down to 50% width and height, so a quarter of the original size), the meta text feels very squished, and there's a high chance of your keywords or descriptions stretching things around nuttily. [ETA: that comment was based on an example mid-debug - the working version doesn't stretch around, but things get cut off if you have more than about one keyword and two words of description text.] Furthermore, I personally found that mini pictures with meta wasn't any more useful (in fact slightly less so) than just using the drop down selector in the first place, but I wanted to check with wiser people, (especially people with more than just a few icons, or who may be using the site differently than me).

How do people feel about perhaps leaving the option for meta info with scaled images out entirely? What I mean is that, instead of two toggles, one 3-way toggle with options of half sized images, full sized images, and full sized images with meta info.

As per suggestion, a few images:

Full sized images with metatext
Full sized images without metatext

These are the two options you already have, for reference.

Half sized images without metatext
This is the option I'm trying to add,

Half sized images with metatext
And this is the metatext version that I'm considering leaving out (I know the link is wrong - it's because of the cheap quick way I generated the example. If this option is included, there would, of course, be a fourth option, probably divided into two toggles instead of one multi-toggle).

Half sized images with metatext reformatted
This is a rearranged version of half-sized images with metatext based on some comments I've received.

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