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ukgimp

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Visual Cues Still Work?
« on: November 30, 2019, 10:53:21 AM »
They still work RC?

Grrr would not let me upload a jpeg. What a faff.

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Re: Visual Cues Still Work?
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2019, 03:40:45 PM »
funny.... OK I fell for it!
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Re: Visual Cues Still Work?
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2019, 04:03:22 PM »

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Re: Visual Cues Still Work?
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2019, 07:26:14 PM »
I looked to the right, I think I have more graphics blindness than most.

>Grrr would not let me upload a jpeg.

Should be fixed now.

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Re: Visual Cues Still Work?
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2019, 12:42:33 AM »
>I looked to the right, I think I have more graphics blindness than most.

I looked to the right, have 20/20 graphic vision.

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Re: Visual Cues Still Work?
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2019, 01:59:26 AM »
Great joke and great illustration of the limits of design elements, but just to be the a##hole who doesn't get the joke and takes this seriously....

If you were actually doing some sort of usability testing, you would test it with just text, just arrows, text above arrows, arrows above text, and, to be perverse, with text saying right and arrows pointing left, arrows first, text second, et cetera.

On the first commercial website I worked on, there were two "coder" type people and one graphic design type of person. The graphics person one day started saying that the text on our website was a waste of space because people just scan right past it to look at the images. The other coder guy and I looked at each other and then at him and Mark said, "Hmm... There are images on our website? I hadn't really noticed." And he was serious.

So assuming you actually cared about conversions and you have good volume, let's say the arrows only help 1% of the visitors... it still might be worth it, but you wouldn't even be able to tell that until you had perhaps 10,000 visitors.

Sorry. I like jokes. I really do. I even get them sometimes :-)

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Re: Visual Cues Still Work?
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2019, 11:53:08 PM »
I'd seen it previously.

I definitely think they work AND I also think that they are overlooked in the market now --probably because the mobile screen makes it too hard for most.

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Re: Visual Cues Still Work?
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2019, 02:32:41 AM »
Oh, and BTW, I looked at the lower right corner. But I am one of the most text-oriented people I know. I wish that were less true, but so it is.

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Re: Visual Cues Still Work?
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2019, 08:18:56 AM »
>I'd seen it previously.

Shout out to toolman

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Re: Visual Cues Still Work?
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2019, 02:55:01 PM »
>toolman

I was thinking the same.  I wonder how he'd build a page that was going to get the majority of traffic on mobile?

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Re: Visual Cues Still Work?
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2019, 11:49:14 AM »
This is green, this is red and this is blue.. still tricks my brain.

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Re: Visual Cues Still Work?
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2019, 12:30:09 AM »
This is green, this is red and this is blue.. still tricks my brain.

How so? That is, do you see the orange as blue or do you read "blue" and "think" orange?

Being partially colorblind, I try not to rely on color as a cue, so I just read the text as text...

Theresa worked with someone who was... I forget the word - she sees black and white text in color and has colors associated with words. Synesthesia!  Anyway, if text is colored, it's hard. If it's multi-colored, it's almost impossible to read.
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Re: Visual Cues Still Work?
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2019, 07:15:22 AM »
Iíve got a dig bick

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Re: Visual Cues Still Work?
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2019, 12:39:39 PM »
Lol, Rich! Exactly!

>How so?

I see the colors and not the text, so even though I read green, I think it was red..

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Re: Visual Cues Still Work?
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2019, 05:37:01 PM »
Iíve got a dig bick

Now those I fall for easily. Mild dyslexia plus a tendency to skim.

The old proofreader's trick is to read a text backwards. Not good for grammar, but good for spelling