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gutosurrex
Kwon-Tom Fan
Puzzles: 16
Posted - 2007.07.01 18:25:25
what about to give the user the option of changing the white lines between dots by a gray line (when the edge is unknown) and the x's by white lines. is impossible for printed puzzles but fits perfectly in online ones.
here folows an example:

http://www.mathsnet.net/puzzles/slitherlink/index.html
rootbeer
Kwon-Tom Addict
Puzzles: 216
Best Total: 1h 20m 26s
Posted - 2007.07.02 01:37:36
There are lots of things not to like about the user interface at that site.

But I believe you're saying that you like the look that might result on kwontomloop.com if known blanks became white (instead of x's, as now) with unknowns represented by faint lines (instead of white space, as now). Is that right?

That is to say, in the current visual metaphor, the user marks lines and x's onto a piece of paper. Under this proposal, the user is presented with a page of lightly marked lines, and marks some dark and erases others.

There may be some merit to making this an option, if it's not too hard for the software to support it.

It is unclear what should happen when someone has chosen "Fix Current Position".
foilman
Kwon-Tom Admin
Puzzles: 1717
Best Total: 24m 8s
Posted - 2007.07.02 07:30:39
Quote:
Originally Posted by rootbeer
It is unclear what should happen when someone has chosen "Fix Current Position".
Yes, that's the main reason why I've not implemented this suggestion before... I'd have to disable the "fix position" option for it, as it's a bit hard to change a known blank (i.e. white line) to green without getting very confused!

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