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For me, the bubbles are only to make it look attractive and noticeable. Use any color that matches with your app theme, just make sure that its not causing readability problems to the user.


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If I have understood this correctly, you are looking to encode meaning using colour for your Design Manual - correct? If this is your meaning, then best practice states you should not rely exclusively on colour alone to convey meaning, i.e. you should use colour and text so that there is explicit context and no confusion. You can see this is MS Outlook and ...


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I would go with option B. More consistent. If you want to ensure that admins to not change the text/background color to poor looking option maybe you can consider giving the "color presets" / skins instead of free form color change.


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In the first example ("white smoke"), the header row does not look very different from the rest of the table. On the other hand, this article about table design for good UX uses "white smoke" but with bold text. In the second example, with the blue header row, the header row stands out much more. So I prefer the second one. This article from 2009 uses ...


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This one is probably going to be up for debate but my opinion is that you should stick to the same accent color unless there is a reason to use another accent. For example, let's say your accent color was green, that would be conflicting with the green used to show positive "chg %" which has causality for being green and using another accent would be ...


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Assuming that you only want to show distances in a straight line from a single point (I don't think airplanes fly the same way as crows do), I think the most informative way to display this would be using circles (or arcs) that radiate from your point of origin. It is difficult to compare the lengths of lines when they are branching out in different ...


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Did you take a look at how Google maps shows their shortest path? The shortest path is highlighted with a strong color and the other options in a less prominent color (grey on Google maps). Also an indicator shows how long each path will take to reach the destination. When adding colors just make sure you choose colors and a thickness that will make ...



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