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Systems software engineer. I help create a device used to create digital images from tissue samples, which may then be stored in perpetuity, processed using various image analysis algorithms, etc.

Experienced in digital imaging, motion control, machine vision, hardware interfacing, have dabbled in image processing, machine learning, and digital signal processing.

Other interests include... pretty much anything other than front end stuff... and swords, love swords. Oh, and new hobby (obsession): fencing.


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comment Choosing high contrast text color (in relation to background color) dynamically
ok, thanks for you answer.
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comment Choosing high contrast text color (in relation to background color) dynamically
Right, and then I said, right after it; "(though it's not like that would be unreasonable, and I would probably agree with it being overkill)". Reading comprehension FTL. Honestly, your pedantry is getting old. Just move on man.
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comment Choosing high contrast text color (in relation to background color) dynamically
And I agreed three comments ago, so I'm not sure what we're discussing anymore...
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comment Choosing high contrast text color (in relation to background color) dynamically
No, I'm talking about dynamically finding a text color that works for any background color.
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comment Choosing high contrast text color (in relation to background color) dynamically
Because if we ever want to change the colors I would rather not have to change the text colors too (though it's not like that would be unreasonable, and I would probably agree with it being overkill). The real problem was that the high contrast color thing just looked odd. I like the idea proposed above of lowering the saturation of the background and just using black.
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comment Choosing high contrast text color (in relation to background color) dynamically
Thanks, that's great. I was going to try color contrast, but like you said, it doesn't work very well.
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comment Choosing high contrast text color (in relation to background color) dynamically
I like this. We were actually considering changing our theme to more matte, less saturated colors anyway. Good call.
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comment Choosing high contrast text color (in relation to background color) dynamically
Changing the foreground color at runtime would be a one-time operation creating a lookup table. It would not be processor intensive. The background color gives a better overview of the state of the system as there are a lot of these controls on the screen (it is a domain specific thing, 400 slide capacity machine).
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comment Do you think that it is a wrong decision to use a textarea for “add comments”?
@Pacerier: Hard to tell. I started using SO in the private beta (2+ years now), so that very well may be the case. I would be fine with using Tab+Enter to send as well, so I can see your point.
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comment Do you think that it is a wrong decision to use a textarea for “add comments”?
Well, I'm not a UX guy, but the comments on SE sites are multi-line and the Enter button submits. Seems to work well for me.
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