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13 Responses

  1. Austin Bales Austin Bales

    Which and why?

    over 1 year ago

  2. Mike Meyer Mike Meyer

    I’m a big fan of (sm)all-caps Helvetica. You might even be able to go a point smaller.

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    over 1 year ago

  3. Keith Sereby Keith Sereby

    The right. Hierarchy is much clearer. But, just my opinion.

    over 1 year ago

  4. Thani Suchoknand Thani Suchoknand

    I second @Keith Sereby

    over 1 year ago

  5. Bryan Kearney Bryan Kearney

    +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. ;-)

    over 1 year ago

  6. Samia Ahmed Samia Ahmed

    +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.

    over 1 year ago

  7. Austin Bales Austin Bales

    @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…

    over 1 year ago

  8. Pete Lacey Pete Lacey

    I would vote for the left, I'd agree that it feels a little more casual. That being said, they both look nice.

    over 1 year ago

  9. Sabrina Majeed Sabrina Majeed

    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.

    over 1 year ago

  10. Erika Podlovics Erika Podlovics

    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.

    over 1 year ago

  11. The Icons currently used in Do's sidebar. Just refreshed the gear today, and looking forward to touching up Notes and Projects as well.

    about 1 year ago

  12. Chanpory Rith Chanpory Rith

    As much as I hate all caps, the right works better. But you need to letter space it out a bit more.

    about 1 year ago

  13. Chanpory Rith Chanpory Rith

    Also, the space between icon and text feel too large by 1 or 2 pixels.

    about 1 year ago

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