Hi all,

The buttons on the panels are being styled with class bdf-button and bdf-button-over (when mouse over) and the background color is #DADADA.

Users are complaining that they can not see the buttons clearly. Although the borders light up in the chosen skin (green, purple, grey etc) when there mouse goes over.

I could use the application stylesheet to make them a bit darker grey, but i think it would be much nicer if the buttons were colored like the skin chosen. In order to do that, i have to change the delivered stylesheets. That is something i would not like to do, because then i have to check these stylesheets with every new version.

So, if many other developers/users are having the same complaint about the visibility of the buttons, perhaps the Formspider team can/will change the delivered stylesheets for all of us.

Do you agree that the buttons should be styled in the skin colorscheme? If yes, which color do you propose?

Kind regards, Jan Willem Vermeer

asked 29 Oct '15, 06:14

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If you are talking about buttons in your own apps, why not just create your own CSS for buttons, you can make them whatever shade/colour you like then?

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answered 30 Oct '15, 07:23

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Hi, i do not want to make a custom stylesheet for my application for two reasons:

1) It has to be maintained with every new release. I do not know if you studied the current stylesheets, but they are long and complex and when the formspider team changes something in the middle, i have to change that too in my stylesheet. I think i can better spend my time on more important matters.

2) Every user has his own favorite color. Note that many men (not women) are colorblind in blue. For them blue colors can be dramatic - for instance, they can not see the current record color.

So, i prefer good, well designed default stylesheets maintained by the formspider team itself. And i think the styling of the buttons must be done better. But offcourse i have to convince the formspider team of this :)

Kind regards, Jan Willem

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answered 30 Oct '15, 08:36

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Our custom CSS file only has the entries in that we wish to change or where we have created new styles. It very rarely needs to change.

The Formspider team have developed I think excellent default style sheets, of course customisation is going to be required in order to make it fit your company standards... I really don't see an issue here

Maybe I'm missing something

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answered 30 Oct '15, 10:17

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Yes, i am afraid so :)

In my application users can choose between the skins delivered with formspider. When a user chooses orange, i want the buttons a little bit orange teint. When a user chooses green, i want the buttons to have a green teint. With a custom stylesheet i can only define a fixed background color. So i can not use that. I could offcourse make a customer stylesheet for every skin, but that's a lot of work.

Also, i can not imagine that nobody else has complaints about the styling of buttons... At least 25% of my users is complaining that buttons are not clear enough.

Kind regards, Jan Willem

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answered 30 Oct '15, 10:55

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seems to me like you're asking the Formspider team to do your hard work ;-)

seriously though, we don't have any issue with the standard buttons, to be honest would be shame for us if they changed.

you can't please everyone all the time :)

Simon

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answered 30 Oct '15, 15:25

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Indeed you can not Simon. But we are running the application now for two weeks and discovered that many users do not see the buttons because they are too light. And because they do not see them, they are using the application not correct and that leads to many questions in our helpdesk.

So, we absolutely need something to make buttons more visible. Also, i can not imagine that nobody else encountered the same problem. Unless nobody uses the FS-skins offcourse.

Jan Willem

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answered 03 Nov '15, 02:57

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Hi Jan,

Thank you very much for the feedback. I've created a discussion issue in our issue tracking system for this. So, we'll definitely discuss your feedback with the development team. If you need any help on this, do not hesitate to contact with us.

Regards, Serdar

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edited 03 Nov '15, 08:04

Thanks Serdar.

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