It's really wierd for me and hard to explain at times. For example, on this page I see Font colour to the right (hey, it's spelt correctly).
Take the top row. 3rd column. when I compare it to the 4th column, I can't tell the difference. However when I compare it to the 5th column, I can. BUT at the same time the 4th and 5th columns look the same to me. I can only tell the difference from the 3rd and 5th (barely, I actually have to put one on the other and go "oh it's lighter").
And 2nd row, 3rd, 4th and 5th look the same as the 1st row, 3rd, 4th and 5th. I'm looking at the picture at 800% right now trying to tell the difference.
Going down,Row 3, columns 4 and 5 look the same as each other, and very close to the ones above them. Row 4, column 1 and 2 look the same as each other (and I have no idea what colour it is truthfully). And Row 5 columns 1 and 2 look the same as each other. And this is zoomed in to 800% so it's easier. Leave it small and there's even less distinction.
Yep, we're seeing it slightly differently. On that chart if I look at pretty much any two squares side by side on any given row I don't immediately see any difference between them. With the first two rows if I really focus I can pick out a difference for a moment, but as soon as I stop concentrating it goes. On rows 3-5 it gets worse so that any three squares look identical, and I can only just pick out any difference between the first and third of the trio by concentrating. No problems telling the difference between any rows though.
It's extrememly confusing and frustrating. But at least I can tell the difference between red and green traffic lights (the green looks whitish while the red is definitely red).
Funny, that's always the first thing people ask "How do you get on with traffic lights." I just tell 'em "Red's at the top, isn't it?" and roll my eyes at 'em.
DrV, by color-blind mode... I mean extra text descriptions that remain hidden unless cb.mode is activated. For example...
w/o CBMode: Mage's Fireball (Arcane, Standard Action * Ranged Burst 10, Implement, Fire)
w/CBMode: Mage's Fireball (Arcane, Standard Action, Encounter * Ranged Burst 10, Implement, Fire)
The background behind that line of text would be dark red in my framework. That tells people who aren't color-blind that it's an encounter power. I like to use visual clues as much as possible to limit clutter and lots of text.
Thanks for considering those of us with colour-blindness, it really is a refreshing change. But to be honest if you just pick colours that would give different grayscale values on Akodo Makama's chart, it ought to work just as well and save you a lot of coding.
You going to put all that power description on the button itself? How about a concise/verbose mode that hides/reveals all of the bracketed text? Or put the bracketed text into a tooltip? Just a thought.