iTunes ratings analysis - what looks nicer?
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Posted on 2007-11-05 10:37:00
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quijax and Todd and djedi and I went to Enchanted Rock on Saturday - here are pictures. I am sore and out of shape, but it was a fun hike.

My next project will be smallish - sprucing up my iTunes ratings analysis and letting people do it on their iTunes libraries. I'm starting with the sprucing up part - here's version 1 and version 2 (for reference, here's version 3 which is the same as version 1 except with darker alternating background colors):


Comment from onefishclappin:

I voted for alternating colors - gray and white are ok, but other muted colors would work too. The page definitely looks pretty austere.

Comment from gregstoll:

Do you think the darker backgrounds in version 3 are too much? (I ask because I think you almost beat me to responding :-P )

Comment from onefishclappin:

Hmm... not too much. I can't decide if I like 1 or 3 better.
A line or text size or something to set apart the title/headings would be good.
And something to frame the explanations at the top

Comment from wonderjess:

I agree -- a nice grayish-blue or green would be nice. I am partial to pinks, but I understand that many people are not. :)

Comment from wildrice13:

Yes! Throwing a bit of color in is good--it doesn't have to be greyscale to look good/clean/professional/attractive, but it should be somewhat muted. A low saturation and relatively high luminance color--I often, when choosing colors, prefer to play with the Hue/Saturation/Luminance than the R/G/B. For color design, it gives you a better handle on what you're actually trying to accomplish.

Comment from cifarelli:

I like the darker alternating colors in version 3.

And I haven't seen any opposition to any of the amendments, so I'm guessing they'll all pass.

Comment from wildrice13:

I said alternating but not those colors. I was thinking maybe like version 3, except exchange the background colors of the table headers and the alternating grey.

My thinking here is, the darker grey should be at the top of the table to set it apart; it's a visual cue for where the tables start. The lighter grey should be used in alternation with white, because the purpose of alternation is not to say "whoa, there's color alternation!" but rather to be able to more easily follow a row across a table. Similarly, I don't think the colors in Version 1 are bad per se, but they're too obtrusive imo.

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