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View Poll Results: Which menus are better? Light or Dark
Stick with Bright menus - They look Uber Cool!! 9 24.32%
Make them darker - They look Super Duper!! 20 54.05%
I like both same.. so mix them!!!! 8 21.62%
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Old 08 March 2004, 02:47   #1
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Light or Dark?

Guys (Bobredthorp esp..)

I have been thinking about the Menus in use so-far, and Bob has done a great job but...

The DVD is generally dark (The other menus) so I am thinking maybe these bright menus wont fit in!

So Here is an Image with the Brigh and Dark images, select which you prefer in the poll

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Old 08 March 2004, 02:49   #2
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Whoops.. the image!
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Old 08 March 2004, 03:56   #3
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I think it really depends. If a company logo is particularly dark, a bright background will make it stand out more. Similarly if the logo is very bright, it looks better on a dark background.

Both pictures look great and it just depends which one is easier to read for each logo that you have.
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Old 08 March 2004, 04:35   #4
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For the ones you've shown, I prefer the dark versions...
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Yeah, has to be the dark ones. The light ones just look washed out rather than light.
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Old 08 March 2004, 10:57   #6
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My votes for darker.
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You're all miserable introverts, going for dark!

I vote for light. The dark ones look like the brightness is set too low on the TV.
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Old 08 March 2004, 13:55   #9
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I like things illuminated so my vote is for the light pictures.
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Old 08 March 2004, 16:52   #10
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...and my vote goes to Darker!
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You're all miserable introverts, going for dark!

I vote for light. The dark ones look like the brightness is set too low on the TV.
And the light ones look like my old 14 inch monitor before I discarded it because I couldn't go any darker. They just become too light.

I think that compression artifacting would also be more apparent on lighter pictures. At least in the 2 samples it is.
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I think that compression artifacting would also be more apparent on lighter pictures. At least in the 2 samples it is.
Thats because I have saved them as Jpeg with high compression to get them small enuff to attach!!

there is no artefacting on the real things!!!
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The dark ones look like the brightness is set too low on the TV.
The company logo in the middle is the correct brightness...
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Without darkening, here are the original source files with the white layer removed, do you think they look better like this?
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If they're going to be menu backgrounds? then the bright colours might make any text hard to read...
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Yeah, thats why I came up with the idea to make them bright, but whatever you guys think is best is the way we should go?
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I personally find reading stuff more enjoyable when being presented on a darker background... but just try out how it looks and then decide which is better. We'll see how it works out...
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