View Full Version : An important usability issue...
26th Oct 2006, 12:28 am
(sorry Francis, I couldn't resist bringing this up in a place where it's not *quite* as off-topic as certain other places it's been debated!) :p
28th Oct 2006, 06:54 pm
Well, yes, I've never understood Walkers and their, quite simply, *wrong* colour-ccoding of crisps. Blue *is* for salt and vinegar and green *is* for cheese+onion.
Just because Walkers make really nice crisps (especially the Sensations Thai Sweet Chilli ones, mmmm), doesn't give them a right to change the basic paradigm of crisp packet colour schemes. I usually only eat crisps when I'm at the pub - a time when I don't like to be easily confused by wrongly-coloured packaging.
I notice the bottom list on that page. They're suggesting using yellow for cheese. That's already been taken for Marmite flavour (a substance which, as we all know, should be banned for all eternity). Maybe the lilac colour could be for a limited edition run of Parma Violets flavoured crisps? And isn't black used for Worcester sauce and brown used for something yummy like smoky bacon?
Oh now look, I'm in the mood for snack-age. Luckily, I'm feeling lazy so can't be bothered to leave the flat to get anything. Best I open that bottle of red, then :)
29th Oct 2006, 05:20 pm
The only problem I have with Marmite is the lousy design of the jar - it takes a teaspoon and a lot of determination to get the last bits out!
29th Oct 2006, 05:48 pm
And the taste, no? Surely the taste? No? Really? You like the taste? Well, in that case, you could aways get a squeezy Marmite container (http://www.ilovemarmite.com/2006/3/14/marmite/squeezy-marmite.asp). Reading that page, it appears that Marmite contains celery, another thing that should be banished forever!
What you really need is some of this (http://www.websitearchitecture.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=877)...
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