Editing exercise interface: layout
I have been working on establishing a grid-based layout and color scheme for the time triggers, and have reached a point where the presentation looks consistent and balanced to me. I'm going to record some of the numbers (colors, margins) here in case anyone else needs to use, adjust, or downright excoriate them.
These have all been implemented in the latest version of the prototype, demo7-trigger.dir, on the partition.
[[ If you want to see any of the related Photoshop files, go to > layout_and_graphics on the partition and see the folders > timeTrigger_layout and > timeTrigger_graphics ]]
I did quite a bit of daubing and experimentation, and this is the pallette which I found both complementary and distinct enough to keep the categories distinct.
New font information:
for category graphics:
for svo time triggers:
for svo scholar ID tags:
Name, Title, Institutional Affiliation
Name of Voice-Over
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Photo size: 100 by 110 including off white border
85 by 100 not including border
black and white photo converted to RGB
add smallest amount of yellow to midtones using variation
Add noise, level 12
I work at implementing a grid for three possible arrangements of triggers on the screen (two, three, and four), trying to maintain a consistent gutter of no less than fifteen pixels. You can look at the layout schemes themselves in the > timeTrigger_layout folder. But here's the measurements it led to:
size of the time trigger: 295 (width) X 55 (height)
08/09/00 size changed to 230x65 - removed space for graphics
arrangement of 4:
arrangement of 3:
arrangement of 2: