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24 Apr 2012
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I have a problem with the images that the Store team pick for the Store. Could one of the mods please draw this to the attention of the team?

 

They do it over and over again. Not every month, but not so very rarely either. :smileymad:

 

Some of the images they pick are just too light for the text that goes over them. Either that or they need to introduce a much darker drop-shadow under the text.

 

I've reported it more than once in the Store blog update, but I think I've been ignored or misunderstood. I've mentioned it more than once in the forums.

 

Last month, I started taking pictures, because I don't think I'm getting my point across. On 14th March, it looked like this (as I've already mentioned):

 

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This week, it's actually worse:

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Now I realise that there are many other 'view modes' to choose from, and light-coloured backgrounds only affect the one view mode with text... But I always browse the store in this mode because it's the only one that gives a description of the item (so you can easily tell if it's a game, demo, DLC, theme, avatar, video, whatever) and because, more importantly, it gives the prices.

 

 

When will this madness end? Somebody pleeeeease sort it out!

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Good grief you think they would have checked it before they made the background public:Stupid:

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Sony are stabbing their loyal family customers in the back - We have 3 PS3s and 3 PSPs all on the same IP address and all registered with Sony. Why can't we use them at the same time anymore?
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Will raise it as an issue to the Store team for them to at least look at and hopefully fix for you guys.

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Thanks. :smileyhappy:

 

It's not so much a fix we need as a tighter set of guidelines for acceptance of background images. ;)

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Yeah annoys me too, also hate it when theme developers do the same grrrrt
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Yeah annoys me too, also hate it when theme developers do the same grrrrt

Hi guys,

 

The offending wallpapers have now been removed from the store. :Thumbs:

 

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richard4481 wrote:
Yeah annoys me too, also hate it when theme developers do the same grrrrt

Hi guys,

 

The offending wallpapers have now been removed from the store. :Thumbs:

 

Rabid



lol Well I don't think they were offensive, just not very easy on the eye.

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LordRoss wrote:

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richard4481 wrote:
Yeah annoys me too, also hate it when theme developers do the same grrrrt

Hi guys,

 

The offending wallpapers have now been removed from the store. :Thumbs:

 

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lol Well I don't think they were offensive, just not very easy on the eye.


They offended me it COD after all ;) lol

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RabidWalker wrote:

richard4481 wrote:
Yeah annoys me too, also hate it when theme developers do the same grrrrt

The offending wallpapers have now been removed from the store. :Thumbs:



So how long before a new wallpaper comes along with a load of white space in the middle? Like that recent GoW background...?

 

Edit: (one photograph later)

I mean, do I have to take photos of every background that makes the text hard to read? It's not the highlight of my day... :|

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Like I say, there should be some guidelines for the selection of suitable backgrounds or a change to the way text is displayed so it can be easily read on any background.

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Incidentally, the COD background is still in use on the store...

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Posting for agreement. Who ever thought bright backgrounds for white text was a good idea needs to try and read their own creations.
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QuietlyWrong wrote:

RabidWalker wrote:

richard4481 wrote:
Yeah annoys me too, also hate it when theme developers do the same grrrrt

The offending wallpapers have now been removed from the store. :Thumbs:



So how long before a new wallpaper comes along with a load of white space in the middle? Like that recent GoW background...?

 

Edit: (one photograph later)

I mean, do I have to take photos of every background that makes the text hard to read? It's not the highlight of my day... :|

screenshot.jpg

 

Like I say, there should be some guidelines for the selection of suitable backgrounds or a change to the way text is displayed so it can be easily read on any background.



They just need to make the background boxes on the right the same level of alpha'ed black as the one on the left. Then they can choose whichever background they like. It's not rocket science, yet it took film subtitlers about two decades to catch on. Let's hope the store team are slightly more on the ball...

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Yeah I tweeted about this the other day, the people behind it want shooting IMO. Obviously with a water pistol or potato gun like.
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Hi guys,

 

I have notified the Store team about this latest background.

 

Thanks for the feedback  :smileyhappy:

 

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I have notified the Store team about this latest background.


 

Changing the background is just a band-aid solution - they need to change the item boxes. It's probably more involved but it's a permanent fix ;)

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Today's 'special offers' offering:

 

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Why don't I get the impression I'm being heard and understood?

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Today's 'special offers' offering:

 

IMG_2930.jpg

 

Why don't I get the impression I'm being heard and understood?



Total madness normally when i see the store like that i usually exit and save my pennies for another day. I just can't be bothered if i can't read any product information really poor by the store team.

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in the interim, why not press square to change the view mode to show the icons?
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in the interim, why not press square to change the view mode to show the icons?


See message #1. :P

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^ doh, missed that bit lol. though i did say in the 'interim' (trying to dig myself out of a hole!)

but icon view gives details of what it is and price once you've selected it. suppose it's what you get used to - i personally prefer the icon view.

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Well, the store background images have been OK for a while. The PS+ special offer was creeping into dangerous territory, with a segment of bright yellow intersecting the first item on the list, but I let that one pass without comment.

 

Apparently that was a mistake.

 

Honestly, I sometimes do think they're doing this on purpose to wind me up.

 

Current example...

Store with light-coloured background

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