The '1' button...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Phatzer, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. Phatzer macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    I'm being fussy here so don't read on of you don't want to.

    Something seems different with the on-screen keyboard following 3.0, and I was just wondering if anybody else had noticed that the number on the number 1 key is a little more to the left than the other numbers?

    Yeah, anyway, that's all!
     
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  3. Maclver macrumors 68020

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    LOL why did you say that!!!! its off

    [​IMG]

    WAIT... LOOK AT IT CLOSLY.. its just an optical illusion cause there are no letters below it
     
  4. lilmitchmitch macrumors 6502

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    Hmm, it does look off. But like you said it could be an optical illusion also because the 4 has a bit more "weight" to the left, so your eye is drawn in that direction when you go down. Who knows... :rolleyes:
     
  5. Phatzer thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm talking about on the keyboard, not the dial pad.
     
  6. PS590 macrumors newbie

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    it defiantly is
     

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  7. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    I think that's just because there is no space between the button and the edge of the screen (Okay there is but very miniscule)
     
  8. Maclver macrumors 68020

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    again optical illusion


    [​IMG]

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  9. slapguts macrumors 6502a

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    Nope, it's fine. Just without letters on the bottom, it looks off.
     

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  11. theDUB macrumors 6502a

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    A: Were talking about the keyboard numbers. Stop posting pictures of the phone dial pad.

    B: Yes, it looks to me that the number is not perfectly in the center of the button. Not that the button itself is off, but the number on the button.

    C: Who cares? Does it really bother you? I wouldn't have even noticed if you didn't make me look.
     
  12. slapguts macrumors 6502a

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    Like that?
     

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  13. Phatzer thread starter macrumors regular

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    Not really, you're comparing the right of the '1' as apposed to the centre of it.
     
  14. slapguts macrumors 6502a

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  15. Rootus macrumors 6502

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    It's offset one pixel to the left. It has 12 pixels to the right of the 1, and 11 pixels to the left. The 1 is three pixels wide, so it could have been centered correctly but someone overlooked it.

    Not a big deal, you have to be pretty anal to notice, but I was able to verify in Photoshop that your eyes are not deceiving you. :apple:

    This is what it would look like if it were centered perfectly:
    [​IMG]

    You can almost (but not quite) get away with offsetting it one pixel to the right because even fully centered the shape of the digit makes it optically look like it's left of where it is. I've played this game many times in my own applications, I'm very anal myself about making sure my buttons look perfectly symmetrical and have centered text.
     
  16. Phatzer thread starter macrumors regular

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  17. The General macrumors 601

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    Agreed. The problem with the keyboard is that they centered the one on its vertical member, when the center of a character should be centered based on the entire character, and compensated for how much of the character is on each side.
     

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  18. Switz213 macrumors 6502

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    God I love mac users. You would NEVER get this with PC users :p

    I'm serious. We go above and beyond :)
     
  19. Phatzer thread starter macrumors regular

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    Indeed :)

    We need an immediate iPhone update to fix this problem please! :)

    Oh, and releasing some REAL PUSH APP UPDATES would be nice!
     
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  21. Phatzer thread starter macrumors regular

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    Apple are losing their design touch! Sloppy work like this shouldn't even appear in Alpha releases by Apple, let alone finals!
     
  22. funrush macrumors regular

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    Apple should hire some macrumor members to check the UI before they update the os.
     
  23. Phatzer thread starter macrumors regular

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    That would be good, but will never happen.
     
  24. DEdwards2204 macrumors member

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    You mean like they Betas that anyone could have downloaded a month ago?
     
  25. computermilk macrumors 6502

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    LOL!!! you guys crack me up.. i would have never of thought to look so closely at the buttons.. LOL :)
     

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