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Re: Switzerland v8--April 13--PAGE 1+3

Postby t-o-m on Tue Apr 15, 2008 6:41 pm

Kaplowitz wrote:And i havent read that much of the other thread, but IMO that last post ^^^ was handled very well and professionally!

lol for once

i just dont like you attitude Z, ok ending now,

lol about the monitor - im using a different comp now and it still looks dark, bur less dark ;) - i like bright things lol , just my opinion
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Re: Switzerland v8--April 13--PAGE 1+3

Postby Ruben Cassar on Tue Apr 15, 2008 6:47 pm

I am colour blind and I am having big troubles differentiating those colours. They need changing.

Also may I suggest using the three official languages of Switzerland for the name of the map or maybe under Switzerland: Schweiz, Suisse and Svizzera.
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Re: Switzerland v8--April 13--PAGE 1+3

Postby ZeakCytho on Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:29 pm

Ruben Cassar wrote:I am colour blind and I am having big troubles differentiating those colours. They need changing.


Do you think it would work if the current colors were shifted around to create more contrast between each continent? Right now all the similarly colored continents are adjacent to each other. If you switch the color of the two +5 regions, for example, you'd get a lot of contrast that would differentiate them better. Along with new colorations, this could be considered in the poll.
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Re: Switzerland v8--April 13--PAGE 1+3

Postby Ruben Cassar on Wed Apr 16, 2008 4:48 am

ZeakCytho wrote:
Ruben Cassar wrote:I am colour blind and I am having big troubles differentiating those colours. They need changing.


Do you think it would work if the current colors were shifted around to create more contrast between each continent? Right now all the similarly colored continents are adjacent to each other. If you switch the color of the two +5 regions, for example, you'd get a lot of contrast that would differentiate them better. Along with new colorations, this could be considered in the poll.


Yes that could be a solution, but I think at least one of them needs to be changed or at least given a different tone.
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Re: Switzerland v8--April 13--PAGE 1+3

Postby Kaplowitz on Wed Apr 16, 2008 5:00 pm

Ruben Cassar wrote:
ZeakCytho wrote:
Ruben Cassar wrote:I am colour blind and I am having big troubles differentiating those colours. They need changing.


Do you think it would work if the current colors were shifted around to create more contrast between each continent? Right now all the similarly colored continents are adjacent to each other. If you switch the color of the two +5 regions, for example, you'd get a lot of contrast that would differentiate them better. Along with new colorations, this could be considered in the poll.


Yes that could be a solution, but I think at least one of them needs to be changed or at least given a different tone.

Sure i can do that. I think that would be the best color scheme considering colorblind people
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Re: Switzerland v8--April 13--PAGE 1+3

Postby Kaplowitz on Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:03 pm

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Is this better at all?
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Re: Switzerland v9--April 16--PAGE 1+5

Postby CatfishJohnson on Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:06 pm

whao i like it man NICE, the font MIGHT be a lil non readable or w/e but nice
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Re: Switzerland v9--April 16--PAGE 1+5

Postby ZeakCytho on Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:18 pm

Nice job, especially with the BG and color-flipping!

Few things, of course:
Could you move the Svizzera/Schweiz/Suisse text to the left a few pixels? Also, is the S in Suisse lined up with the others? I can't quite tell, but it doesn't look like it is.
The army circle for Zug could cause problems with border-visibility when numbers are in there. Maybe it would work better to put the circle in the southeast of the territory and move the word Zug northwest a tad.
The army circle for Chur overlaps the border. You've got plenty of room there, so you could easily move it down a few pixels.
The army circle for St. Moritz does this too. You probaby have room to fit it to the left of where it is now.
Guess what...another army circle! This time, it's in Neuchatel. You could move the text south and the circle southwest to fit it in.
Jura's circle might fit in that little peninsula area north of where it is now if you move the text
Obwalden's text and circle overlap a bit; you can move the circle down a few pixels

*Phew* I think that's everything for now.

Edit: Shouldn't this be an advanced idea by now?
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Re: Switzerland v9--April 16--PAGE 1+5

Postby Kaplowitz on Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:31 pm

Ill fix those above adjustments when i get a chance
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Re: Switzerland v9--April 16--PAGE 1+5

Postby gimil on Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:39 am

[adv. idea]
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Re: Switzerland v9--April 16--PAGE 1+5

Postby Ogrecrusher on Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:09 am

Needs more Mountains! It's Switzerland after all!

I like it, keep up the good work!
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Re: Switzerland v9--April 16--PAGE 1+5

Postby bryguy on Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:15 am

Ogrecrusher wrote:Needs more Mountains! It's Switzerland after all!

I like it, keep up the good work!



i concur, it does need more mountains
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Re: Switzerland v9--April 16--PAGE 1+5

Postby gimil on Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:18 am

I still dont agree with the general theme of coor scheme your going with. Type switerland in google andtake inspiration from their. If your making a country map I feel it should have some kind of feel to that country.
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Re: Switzerland v9--April 16--PAGE 1+5

Postby cairnswk on Thu Apr 17, 2008 1:36 pm

gimil wrote:I still dont agree with the general theme of coor scheme your going with. Type switerland in google andtake inspiration from their. If your making a country map I feel it should have some kind of feel to that country.


Agreed. gimil.
Kap....the gray background makers this map feel like it has something austere about it....quite far removed from what Swisse is actually about/like.
Whites (snow), Blues(sky and lakes), Browns to greys(mountains), Greens(lush meadows), Yellows and those hues (Alpen flowers) and red(flag) and Chocolate (Mmmmmm yummy) should be the colours for Swisse.

The white on the borders and the glow on text is simply overpowering on that grey background.

I do however like the title font, and the clarity of the tert font.

And i think i would like to see lots of snow-capped mountains on this map.
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Re: Switzerland v9--April 16--PAGE 1+5

Postby Ruben Cassar on Thu Apr 17, 2008 2:59 pm

The Ticino and Graubunden regions' colour schemes are still too similar.

You need to give the map a lighter, livelier theme. The shade of the graphics is a bit too dark and dull. Lighten them up a bit.

Regarding the landscape...Switzerland is famous for its many mountains, lakes and rivers. Try to add more of those elements.
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