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Talk:Niagara Frontier

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I created a map of the region for this article. Let me know if you think it's too busy, but I thought it important to show major routes around the region. LtPowers 09:55, 4 November 2008 (EST)

Don't think it's too busy. My only comments would be the town/city dots are a little large (IMHO), and also the grey fade around the image is a little distracting. Agree it's useful to have the major routes shown though. Nrms 10:00, 4 November 2008 (EST)
Well most of the dots actually represent the developed areas fairly closely, although Niagara Falls and Buffalo are much larger and Warsaw, Eden, and Clarence are much smaller. =) I can see how they might be a little distracting though. The gray fading was an attempt to improve on what I did for my Finger Lakes map. I'm still experimenting I guess. LtPowers 10:15, 4 November 2008 (EST)
I don't mind it so much on the Finger Lakes map... Think the gradient is more subtle. I found my eye being drawn more to it on the Niagra map. I think I was also getting an optical illusion of the image not being flat - kind of as if I were looking at a globe or pages in a book. Experiementing is the only way we learn anything though :) Nrms 10:34, 4 November 2008 (EST)

Here's a new map (with the older one for comparison):

Let me know what you think. LtPowers 09:15, 13 November 2008 (EST)

Hmmm... Not sure which I prefer actually :-\ Don't seem to be getting that optical illuseion effect with either this time. If you really want a fade effect, have you tried fading to white instead of grey? :) Nrms 17:21, 13 November 2008 (EST)
I've thought about it but I haven't tried it yet. Grey is our normal background color for maps, but maybe it's not clear that it's a background. LtPowers 18:43, 13 November 2008 (EST)
The white didn't work so well (it had the same problem, only brighter!). Instead, I tried another method of making the fade effect, more similar to what I did with the Finger Lakes map. It's now the third option above. LtPowers 19:45, 13 November 2008 (EST)
I like N 3, but my opinion dont matter really,eh? Keeep smiling,ee talk 19:47, 13 November 2008 (EST).
Everyone's opinion matters. This is a wiki, after all. LtPowers 20:16, 13 November 2008 (EST)
3 works for me as well :) Nrms 08:52, 18 November 2008 (EST)
Done. Thanks for the input. =) LtPowers 09:25, 18 November 2008 (EST)

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