Translucency reducing legibility

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by kmj2318, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. kmj2318 macrumors 68000

    kmj2318

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    #1
    The time indictors on the left and right now reflect the wallpaper color in iOS 8. Here's what it looks like with one of the new black iOS 8 wallpapers. It's very hard to see indoors, and completely invisible outside. Also, the album and artist line has been dimmed, and is harder to read too.

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    Here's another example on iOS8. You can see the time is tinted blue like the wallpaper in iOS 8. It looks fine here, but it's really bad on a vibrant wallpaper; they stand out way too much. So depending on the wallpaper, the text is nearly impossible to read, or too prominent.

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    Now here is iOS 7. I don't understand the change to having one item of text be tinted. It looks out of place. iOS 7 looks like a more cohesive design.

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    Here's an instance where I pulled NC overtop an app with a dark theme. The X on the right side is virtually invisible because it takes up the appearance of the black behind it.

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    I know that there's the option to remove the translucency, but I don't think I should have to do that just to fix these examples. I think maybe there should be some sort of minimum delta that the text can't go below to keep it light enough in these situations. Also, Yosemite handles NC overtop of a black bg better.

    Has anyone else noticed these things?
     
  2. FatPuppy macrumors 68000

    FatPuppy

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    D'you really think that a lot of people will notice this? These changes are almost insignificant.
     
  3. afsnyder macrumors 65816

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    It does make it hard to see.... which is an issue. But I've lived with it and haven't run into any issues so I suppose its not such a big deal, perhaps Apple will do some slight design changes with iOS 8.1 such as with iOS 7.1??
     
  4. cynics macrumors G4

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    I noticed it immediately (not being able to read the phone is obvious) I just don't complain about it because it doesn't make a difference.

    Struggling to read the Artist of a song while driving is frustrating. For safeties sake I just take a screen shot and reference it when I arrive at my destination now.

    A change for the sake of change generally results in a downgrade.
     

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