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Re: Standings- position
« Reply #435 on: May 01, 2013, 12:06:42 PM »
So it's misleading because it takes you more than 1 second to read the part where it tells you who is leading?

Many people will just glance at it then do something else.  Visual cues draw the eye in. You see 2 teams and a 1-0 underneath them it's natural to think the team logo that has the 1 under it is leading.

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Re: Standings- position
« Reply #436 on: May 01, 2013, 12:17:42 PM »
So it's misleading because it takes you more than 1 second to read the part where it tells you who is leading?

Many people will just glance at it then do something else.  Visual cues draw the eye in. You see 2 teams and a 1-0 underneath them it's natural to think the team logo that has the 1 under it is leading.

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Re: Standings- position
« Reply #437 on: May 01, 2013, 12:21:11 PM »
So it's misleading because it takes you more than 1 second to read the part where it tells you who is leading?

Many people will just glance at it then do something else.  Visual cues draw the eye in. You see 2 teams and a 1-0 underneath them it's natural to think the team logo that has the 1 under it is leading.

Agree  vs.  Disagree
   Disagree leads
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They wouldn't even need the words if they just did this:


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Re: Standings- position
« Reply #438 on: May 01, 2013, 12:21:32 PM »
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Re: Standings- position
« Reply #439 on: May 01, 2013, 03:24:24 PM »
So it's misleading because it takes you more than 1 second to read the part where it tells you who is leading?

Many people will just glance at it then do something else.  Visual cues draw the eye in. You see 2 teams and a 1-0 underneath them it's natural to think the team logo that has the 1 under it is leading.

I understand the annoyance, but the words were the visual cue that caught my attention, so I was able to read it quickly and easily.

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Re: Standings- position
« Reply #440 on: May 01, 2013, 03:37:27 PM »
I see where people are coming from. It would be more natural if the numbers were under the appropriate teams, but, I think the real issue is the colour of the text. It's such a pale blue that it's easy to not notice it if you're just taking a cursory glance. It should be colour that has a stronger contrast with the white background. The font, in general, is too small, as well. There's a lot more room in those boxes, why not make it a more easily readable size?

EDIT: Though, it does look better on the actual NHL site than in the image here.
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Re: Standings- position
« Reply #441 on: May 01, 2013, 04:15:17 PM »
I see where people are coming from. It would be more natural if the numbers were under the appropriate teams, but, I think the real issue is the colour of the text. It's such a pale blue that it's easy to not notice it if you're just taking a cursory glance. It should be colour that has a stronger contrast with the white background. The font, in general, is too small, as well. There's a lot more room in those boxes, why not make it a more easily readable size?

EDIT: Though, it does look better on the actual NHL site than in the image here.

Your point about the text color is right on.  But -- Zee is correct, this is poor graphic designing.  The number of wins should be visually associated with the logo, because the logo is the first thing you see and the most prominent.

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« Reply #442 on: May 02, 2013, 08:30:45 AM »
Your point about the text color is right on.  But -- Zee is correct, this is poor graphic designing.  The number of wins should be visually associated with the logo, because the logo is the first thing you see and the most prominent.

The text was the first thing I saw, and most prominent for me, so it's really down to the individual person.

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Re: Standings- position
« Reply #443 on: May 02, 2013, 10:47:54 PM »
It's heartening to know that you guys not only share my love of the Leafs, but also my compulsive need to pick at these sorts of dumb details.  This place feels like home.

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Re: Standings- position
« Reply #444 on: May 10, 2013, 10:05:32 AM »
I see where people are coming from. It would be more natural if the numbers were under the appropriate teams, but, I think the real issue is the colour of the text. It's such a pale blue that it's easy to not notice it if you're just taking a cursory glance. It should be colour that has a stronger contrast with the white background. The font, in general, is too small, as well. There's a lot more room in those boxes, why not make it a more easily readable size?

EDIT: Though, it does look better on the actual NHL site than in the image here.

Your point about the text color is right on.  But -- Zee is correct, this is poor graphic designing.  The number of wins should be visually associated with the logo, because the logo is the first thing you see and the most prominent.

At some point the NHL realized it was stupid looking and changed it.  Now on their site they list the games under the team:


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Re: Standings- position
« Reply #445 on: May 10, 2013, 11:38:06 AM »
I noticed that, too!  I should complain more often.

Have you guys noticed that the Leafs have to win FOUR out of SEVEN games in each series?  That doesn't seem fair to me.  Four divided by seven is 0.5714285714285714.  That's not even CLOSE to a nice, round number, and offends me aesthetically.  Since seven is a prime number, I think the only solution is that the Leafs should only have to win ONE of seven games to advance to the next round.

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Re: Standings- position
« Reply #445 on: May 10, 2013, 11:38:06 AM »