I tried avoiding the Apple-style sidebar for as long as I could, but they're just so understandable that it was inevitable.
about 1 year ago
Great no-nonsense stuff. Really like the muted colors.
I just sent the rest of the team a link to your dribbble account to show them an example of someone who "gets it." :)
This looks great. The only thing that I would consider is making the "Fir" bar, which I assume is 'active', into the same hue as the "Thing" button at the top.
To keep the scheme going in terms of selected buttons and selected sidebar items.
@Allan Grinshtein woah! thank you soo much. that's awesome. especially since i feel the same way about your shots. genius stuff!
@Manik Rathee nice idea, gonna experiment with that next!
@Manik Rathee makes an interesting point...is the green sidebar related to the green "thing" background above? If I click on "another," does the sidebar turn purple to indicate I'm working in the "another" set?
@Andrew Liebchen those two colors aren't related, nope. makes sense that that could be confusing. trick is still to find a color for that sidebar that doesn't clash/confuse with the colors of those buttons. don't think i've solved it yet.
but i was thinking it'd be cool to have the sidebar color change depending on the area of the site you're in. so docs might be purple, settings red, etc. (all muted though compared to the buttons)
Symbolset, winning! I'd reconsider the use of Calluna Sans, though. I think it can use a stronger font. Something like Meta (or PT Sans, the free look-a-like). Calluna Sans always feels a bit wobbly to me when I read it.
@Ian Storm Taylor Maybe muted, cool colors for the sidebar, and brighter, warm colors for buttons, etc.? Always thought that cool colors tend to recede in the visual field.
@Daniël van der Winden thanks dude! yeah calluna is leftover from a back when we were more classic-y themed :) but i'm definitely trying to sort out what to replace it with. i'm in love with small caps, so my choice needs to have those.
i really dig the typeface the symbolset guys use, but i don't wanna jump on their style too much :p who knows maybe i'll do it though.
any other suggestions are much appreciated!
@Andrew Liebchen yeah agreed about cool colors receding. although i think i can get a muted red to recede on the sidebar on a less complicated page (this ones got tons of graphs). just dunno if i can give up those cool colors on the graphs :)
i know it's super hard to give color feedback without the full picture, sorry about that! i love all your feedback though seriously
@Ian Storm Taylor Ditto, it's good to connect, see great work, and have a good discussion. Glad I'm not being a pain!
Anyway, I'm not always so good with color, so chrome in my projects drop back to warm and cool greys by default.
@Andrew Liebchen same, i'm down with the warm-green grays right now
i think this looks lovely
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