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I wouldn't do this for straight text. However the one situation where something like this is useful is in tables where one has to 'read across' a row of information: in this situation it's useful to alternate the visual style of the rows. This can be done either by using a different background colour to the horizontals of the row'grid' or can be done by ...


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I, along with many others I believe, don't think you should do this. The reason is that the shades of a color are used to distinguish primary and secondary text. Such as a heading, subheading, page text etc. In your example, it looks like the darker text is the primary text (maybe heading) and the lighter text is secondary, which is not the case. If you ...


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Don't do it Text readability has been extensively studied. Bolding a paragraph or changing colors will be very annoying to readers who are (and have every right to be) used to plain text layouts. If you have a problem with orientation, then there are many other ways to solve it. Chaptering, line breaks, horizontal rules, narrower column widths, obvious ...


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An icon is a tiny part of the administrators experience. Generally speaking admin users have greater responsibility and more available actions than general users so the communication that they are signed in as admin users should be throughout the user interface. In this case an icon is less relevant and could even be wasted space. For example, an admin ...


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With the prevalence of metro, flat, and material design UI, color is no longer a good indication of status or function, because these frameworks use color very differently, with very little consistency between different applications. So users tune out the relationship between color and function more now than they used to. So for something like admin ...


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Several organizations I've worked for used icons to represent the admin section but these icons cannot be considered to be "universally recognized" in any way. What is important is that you give the user a visual clue that they are in a different section. On first blush the different colored background (plus text that states "Admin") is more than enough. ...



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