Dudley's (New, Improved) Dungeon

< Jan 22nd, 2009 >paxed
@ "Now, Mrs. Overhill, can you tell which one killed your husband?"
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#1 DrSunglass Thu, 22 Jan 2009 03:33:15
I simply cannot read that shade of blue.

I didn't get the joke at first, but then the cursor under what must be Dudley gives it away.

#2 mijae Thu, 22 Jan 2009 04:56:37
Same here about that blue looking really dark. But it looks nice in the text box. I didn't know you could add color there too.

#3 mijae Thu, 22 Jan 2009 04:56:57
(Sorry for the double-post, somehow did it accidentally while hitting the back button)

Long as I'm here... you know, on my first quick glance at the panel seeing that K for Keystone Kop made me read Overhill as Overkill for a second.

Last edited: Thu, 22 Jan 2009 04:58:38

#4 paxed Thu, 22 Jan 2009 13:12:10
I made the dark blue a bit brighter, does it look better now?

@mijae: standard HTML allowed, like the editor help ( says...

Last edited: Thu, 22 Jan 2009 16:24:18

#5 anther Thu, 22 Jan 2009 18:27:01
I have no idea how to control the location of the PC cursor when editing the comic. Is this in the help file yet?

EDIT: Oh, OK, the cursor location is specified in the code at the bottom...

Last edited: Thu, 22 Jan 2009 21:37:43

#6 mijae Thu, 22 Jan 2009 18:48:21
What? Read the manual? That's for sissies! ; )
The blue does look a bit better now, I wonder how far you can push it before it stops looking like what it's supposed to.

#7 paxed Thu, 22 Jan 2009 21:44:57
@anther: 'm' -key while hovering over the edit pane; that's already mentioned in the docs.

#8 slowpoke Sat, 24 Jan 2009 20:20:28
Other than that, Mrs. Overhill, how did you enjoy your trip to the dungeon?

#9 Vyznev Sun, 25 Jan 2009 16:02:48
@paxed: You might want to make it brighter yet, it still looks only barely visible to me.

A useful rule of thumb when working with RGB colors is the "3:6:1" rule: 100% red (#ff0000) looks about 3 times as bright, and 100% green (#00ff00) about 6 times as bright, as 100% blue (#0000ff).

So if you started e.g. with a saturated red at #ff0000, a green of equal luminosity would be #007700, and for blue you'd just have to go for something like #3939ff because pure blue on an RGB monitor just doesn't get that bright. Oh, and all those are rather dark shades to use for small text on a black background, so for high-contrast reds, blues and purples you pretty much have to mix in some gray to get reasonable result.

Last edited: Sun, 25 Jan 2009 16:14:51

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