Figured you would want to know.
Most definitely !!!
I have kind of gotten into the habit of "red-pulsing" my letters just on the outline, since I can see the red O.K.
I use red since it seems to fit in with all-color-schemed backgrounds, and it is kind of the "universal-attention-getting" color (i.e., witness the red-flashing lights on police cars, ambulances, etc.).
Also, blue, green, etc. pulses might look "ugly" on a given background.
What color(s) can *you* absolutely see, if I used them for the pulses?
When I have black-outlined white letters, and red-pulse the outlines, the sudden transition between the black-to-red *guarantees*, for me at least, great pulse visibility.
A lot of the userbars I have shown in this thread have such black-outlined white letters with red pulses replacing the black outlines. (For example, the Tripredacus animation in Post # 240, http://postimage.org/image/4y2xicmub/)
Can you see these red pulsations any better, bphlpt?
A black (or dark gray) outlined letter was not appropriate for Primus -- (I tried it and it didn't look right) -- since the "appropriate" color scheme, IMO, was brown and purple to coordinate with the colors in the face.
For the Primus userbar, "red-pulsing" the letters themselves -- (rather than the outlines) -- might(?) have been a much better option, since the light-brown outline would not have provided such a low contrast with the red letter as to make reading the (light-brown-outline)/(red-letter) combination difficult. To explain: for example, red pixel letters with a black outline are hard to read, since there isn't much contrast between the 2 colors at the *small* 7-pixel (including outline) size.
Why I used "might(?)" in the last paragraph, and this is the "fundamental question":
You've established that you can't see well the 1-pixel-wide red *outlines*.
You suggested making the letters themselves red.
BUT, the letters themselves are only 1-pixel wide too.
So, are you going to be able to see the red letters any better than the red outlines?
Thanks Again, bphlpt !
Awaiting your comments.
Edited by larryb123456, 05 April 2012 - 12:14 PM.