sane defaults (security icons)
ben at meyerhome.net
Sun Jan 16 22:40:32 GMT 2005
On Sunday 16 January 2005 5:32 pm, George Staikos wrote:
> On Sunday 16 January 2005 17:29, Jakub Stachowski wrote:
> > > > This means there are now three indicators that the site is encrypted,
> > > > the toolbar icon, the location bar and the status bar.
> > > >
> > > > http://muse.19inch.net/~jr/tmp/konqueror-security.png
> > > >
> > > > I think the toolbar icon should be removed.
> > >
> > > The coloring alone means nothing. No user (who hasn't been told) will
> > > understand why the location bar is sometimes white and sometimes
> > > yellow.
> > By the way, why is it yellow? In my opinion it is green that it usually
> > perceived as 'safe' . Also it is inconsistent with Kontact and kgpg where
> > secure certificate is signalled with green color (yellow means 'unable to
> > check' there). This kind of inconsistency completely defeats value of
> > color code as user has to remember (and probably check in manual to be
> > sure) what yellow means in one application and what in another.
> Yes green makes more sense, but then you still have:
> a) conflict with the colour scheme
> b) the task of explaining to users who have known "secure" to be yellow for
> the past ~12 years that green now means "secure".
Hehe, I honestly never noticed there was ever a color change and only used the
lock in the toolbar/statusbar.
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