Friday, June 29, 2007

iPhone availability finder - not for the color blind

Apple sent me an email - "The iPhone is here!!!!" Sinners repent! I followed a link in the mail and ended up "checking iPhone availability", which led me to this screen:
No, I don't know about the rest of you normal-eyed folks, but I can't tell the difference between those dots. What the hell, Apple? And I'm not that color blind. Take off the border and the highlight thing, and I've got about 4 pixels of color for my color-impaired eyes to work with. Shouldn't Apple know better than this?



They're all green in that image, indicating available.


Very surprising.

Even the most basic human-interface guidelines suggest to never rely on just color as an visual indicator of status.