Which and why?
over 1 year ago
I’m a big fan of (sm)all-caps Helvetica. You might even be able to go a point smaller.
The right. Hierarchy is much clearer. But, just my opinion.
I second @Keith Sereby
+1 for right. Uppercase letters make a clean uniform headline that mimic a horizontal rule. It is really effective when a point size smaller and bold. Common pattern, but a very good one. @Keith Sereby, not just your opinion, I agree. ;-)
+1 for the left, I think it's because the header "My Group" is not competing with the item in the list. It looks different enough from the things it's heading, so I can read it and then sort of ignore it. It feels like it has breathing room. In the right, I feel like the point size is too close to that of the list items, so I keep jumping back and forth between the header and the list items.
I agree with everyone else; I think you can go down a size with the one on the right, and that might swing my vote.
@Samia Ahmed @Mike Meyer both good points. The internal opinion is that the one on the left mirrors a typographic hierarchy that'll be used elsewhere in the app. Personally, the option on the right says "Source View" to me in a clearer way based on established patterns, but all-caps are harder to read and I agree with Samia's point about the breathing.
There's something about the left that looks casual to me, and it's the version I committed – its an easy change to make though, I'm not sure where I'll wind up…
I would vote for the left, I'd agree that it feels a little more casual. That being said, they both look nice.
Normally I love small caps Helvetica and would go for that but the left does feel a lot less 'uptight' and I think it fits better with the overall style of Do.
left if you want something more casual/relaxed. Right if you want something more sophisticated and sleek. Personally I love the right, plus the hierarchy is much clearer, and the small caps gives a much cleaner appearance.
by Austin Bales
The Icons currently used in Do's sidebar. Just refreshed the gear today, and looking forward to touching up Notes and Projects as well.
10 months ago
As much as I hate all caps, the right works better. But you need to letter space it out a bit more.
10 months ago
Also, the space between icon and text feel too large by 1 or 2 pixels.
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