sjk wrote:It's puzzling to me why Bruji chose to use symbolic+numeric combo images for displaying half-star ratings.
I was wondering about this too. When I made the request to Conor and Nora a few years back, I was thinking like you. But in the current DVDpedia style format with the current font size, a "½" star actually shows up in the various pedia views clearer and easier to read.
Conor and Nora, is there any way you could slightly increase the font size of the stars, making them easier to read, thus I agree with these guys that an actual half-star (or 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, /10) would look more visually pleasing. Perhaps, a bright orange star
with a thin black boarder for a chosen star, and a white star
with a thin black boarder for an unchosen star?
I notice Apple App Store uses a similar 5 star rating, and their bright half-stars are very easy to read, and Apple uses a smaller font! Perhaps the secret is using a darker more intense colour for the selected stars? Viewing Detail Style: Collection
, the white non-boardered stars against a light blue background doesn't have much contrast.
Personally, I really have enjoyed the option to rate a movie 3/10 (1.5 stars) no matter which format, but perhaps with a little tweaking the stars can look even better? Nora, you mentioned the user option of swapping the "½" to an actual half of a star, but this seems like a lot of work for each update. May I ask, why did you guys choose to go with "½" symbol?
Again, I don't want to appear ungrateful for the effort it took to create this new and improved rating system. I love it either way.