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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • You must've missed the bit where I was slagging on my own slides. To make matters worse, the color scheme I chose is horrid for anyone without perfect color vision--if you're either blue/yellow colorblind or completely colorblind, they're likely completely illegible. Between Damian's making PowerPoint dance, and your plain nice-looking slides, I'm feeling terribly inadequate. :)

    Don't suppose I could hit you up for a slide design...
    • OK, perhaps I was a little rude, sorry ;-) Anyway, I've put the powerpoint version [astray.com] of my slides up if that helps. You don't have the right font, of course, and you may want to pick a colour other than orange...
      • Nah, not rude in the least. I know they suck, and I'm happy to join in criticizing them. :)

        Graphic design's not one of my strong points, so I picked something reasonably simple that I liked, secure in the knowledge that, while it was really ugly, at least it wasn't really ugly trying to be cool. (No star wipes and laser beam fade in effects for me!)

        I think I'm gonna steal your slide format, choose a different color, and dig up a nice font. (I think perhaps Poetica would be good. Maybe a plain Adobe Garamo
    • by wickline (135) on 2002.07.31 13:29 (#11262) Journal
      > horrid for anyone without perfect color vision

      Use http://colorlab.wickline.org/ [wickline.org] to find colors you like that work for colorblind folks.

      Note that you'll want to maintain good light/dark contrast to accomodate older viewers (even if they aren't color blind).

      -matt
      • Now that is nifty. (What'd be really cool is to have the changes to colorblindness settings alter the color wheel, or put a second up for comparison, but that's awfully nitpicky of me) Thanks for the link--I shall end up making use of it, I think.
      • Great Chao, that thingy is playing havoc with my eyes.

        I wasn't even aware there were two forms of red/green (apparently the information I was reading on color blindness and color deficiency was horribly out of date). I've just always had the "that's not green, it's red" problem.

        I'll fool around with that thing some more...but I guess I should schedule a visit with an optometrist at some point. :\

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