Overthinking on Subsurface mobile app UX

Dirk Hohndel dirk at hohndel.org
Tue Jun 20 01:07:47 PDT 2017

I personally think that this will look great and will play with it. I'm hoping to spend a good part of this 12h flight ahead of us asleep, but my guess is there will be enough awake-time to implement this idea.

Thanks again for the great information and especially the details about color values, etc. That makes it so much easier for me to try this.


>From my phone​

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From: Davide DB <dbdavide at gmail.com>
Sent: Tue Jun 20 15:58:54 GMT+08:00 2017
To: Linus Torvalds <torvalds at linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Subsurface Mailing List <subsurface at subsurface-divelog.org>
Subject: Re: Overthinking on Subsurface mobile app UX

On 20 June 2017 at 08:04, Linus Torvalds <torvalds at linux-foundation.org>

> I like small text, and colored text or background is usually a horrible
> mistake.

I guess on the mobile app you cannot change font size except predefined
values like small/standard/large

> I'd much rather have a colored indentation bar by the side or something
> that, rather than mess with the text itself that often affects legibility
> very badly.

This reminds me "quote" effect in email text but I'd much rather prefer to
stay consistent with proven standard mobile UX patterns.

It's a matter of personal taste of course but do you find these examples

On both the apps "month" text is #757575 gray bold and ribbon/strip
background is light gray #EEEEEE. Same color combination is used in other
apps so I guess it is a standard. I find it very readable on all my Android

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