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What color should "record" / "stop" buttons be?

Handycam/Camcorder era: Static physical button for record/stop Blinking red/solid red indicator light for recordings Stop is a square icon Record is a circle icon Smartphone era: Dynamic digital ...
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What color should "record" / "stop" buttons be?

If the button has text, I think it is big enough to be able to show with some type of animation that there is an action running, without making a big color change. In this way you not only highlight ...
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What color should "record" / "stop" buttons be?

In the physical tape era when record also meant overwrite (and therefore erase) record would be warning-coloured: red or orange. But for file-based recording there is no need for that to protect your ...
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Maximum contrast ratio for good accessibility

...users argue that WCAG Level AA is "way too contrast"... For dark mode? I find that challenging to believe, because WCAG 2.x contrast can not calculate for dark mode. Here's an example, ...
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Do different opacities of hover / click / active states need considering from an accessibility perspective?

Yes! WCAG contrast ratio requirements still must be met on hover, active, and focus states. The only state that doesn't require contrast minimums is the disabled state. It's worth noting, as mentioned ...
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Practical 'lightest' shade of grey for contrast with white

rgb(242,242,242) against #fff is about Lc 5, which is marginal even for people with good vision. It is below the invisibility point for many, depending on the spatial characteristics of the element. ...
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Yellow in high contrast modes

Yellow is selected because too much contrast can also be bad. I had only anecdotal knowledge about this from users with visual disability. But I managed to find some sources to back this up. From ...
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Seeking Advice: Assigning Distinct Colors to Entities in an E-commerce Platform

The problem is not the number of colors to use, but how these colors are implemented. In other words, if in addition to the corporate colors you try to create a color identification system for the ...
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Seeking Advice: Assigning Distinct Colors to Entities in an E-commerce Platform

I wouldn't use different colors for different taxonomies. However, I think it's acceptable to use different colors within the same items of a given taxonomy, particularly posts or products. We ...
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Seeking Advice: Assigning Distinct Colors to Entities in an E-commerce Platform

There are lots of reasons why most brand guidelines keep their colour palette to a small set (at least when it comes to primary colours). It is quite unusual to see colours take up a large proportion ...
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Do different opacities of hover / click / active states need considering from an accessibility perspective?

We all know dribbble isn't compliant with standards and accessibility issues. Just change the background color to a darker one.
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Spreadsheet Cell Color Conventions

I adopted a convention from one of my first employers, which is: cells that require input are Blue Text and cells that calculate are Black Text. Simple but after 20+ years it seems to work well.
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