Earlier this year, we asked Proxibid to revert to color badges. We’re happy to see that it has!
In a March 20, 2013 post, we made the observation that Proxibid drained the color and lost expansion of its badges.
“Badges symbolize honor, and color is important in that respect,” we wrote. “For instance, a blue ribbon in the United States means first place. A blue Proxibid ribbon means the house has a high degree of ethics and has formed a strategic partnership with company.”
Here’s what the badges looked like when we made that comment:
Colors are important, we noted, because they symbolize different things in different countries. If Proxibid competitor iCollector, a Canadian firm, gave ribbons, the top color would be red for first place, blue for second place and white for third.
If you’re going to give merit badges, for Pete’s sake, we said, don’t use a boring grey scale. Someone at Proxibid must have heeded that advice! We’re happy to report that the badges have regained their hues.
Proxibid has yet to expand the badge when a client runs the mouse over the icon. Here’s how the expansion used to look on the computer or mobile screen:
We have regained color. Alas, though, we still lack the expansion of the icon.
Some final thoughts on this topic: Maybe Proxibid expanded the badge initially to introduce it to the clientele and now the expansion is no longer needed. Or maybe Proxibid should expand the badge in addition to adding color for us near-sighted hobbyists who have ruined their eyesight grading coinage.
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