COSMOS Document Graphic Guidelines
|The following graphic guidelines was derived from the Eclipse Doc Style Guide|
There are two types of graphics in the online help at present:
Icons are system-independent, so there are no reasons to give them class names or to be concerned about their file type.
On the other hand, screen captures are system-dependent, so it is important that different systems can display the appropriate screen captures. To do this, vendors need to be able to create a zip file of screen captures that the help system can display properly and automatically:
The default setup for screen captures is:
Screen captures should generally be PNG-8 (8 bit color) to keep image sizes small. If a particular screen shot uses enough color to warrant additional color depth, use PNG-24. Use your judgement. Start with PNG-8, and if it looks bad then use PNG-24 instead.