|Re: Colour scheme?|
Message #5 Posted by Bill (Smithville, NJ) on 27 Sept 2013, 10:16 p.m.,
in response to message #3 by Geoff Quickfall
It makes no sense to have such low contrasting colours
Low contrast seams to have become a standard for many years in consumer devices. I have many devices at home that are gray on black background. They are impossible to read even when shining a flashlight on them. I even have devices that have raised white letters on white plastic - you should try to read them!
I've come to the conclusion that the artistic product designers are NOT actual users of the products. Therefore, they don't care if the product is functional or not, just as long as it is pretty!
Having become a fanatic fan of using the touch screen phone/tablets for my calculations (FREE42, GO17BII, DROID48, etc), I have foregone the requirement for having actual hard keys. I would love to see a Prime, or similar calculator, that ran on the phone/tablet. That way the keyboard could be skinable in various color schemes, the keyboard could appear when required, the screen could be a lot larger (when the keyboard disappears), almost no memory constraints, and the software be instantly updatable.