Checkmarks vs. Crosses

Seen on a price comparison page of a web design outfit -- why not use green checkmarks instead of red Xs? Xs here are supposed to mean that the feature is available, right?


  1. This was an infuriatingly commom complaint I had with widgets in early (late 90s) Linux window managers. A significant portion of them used crosses instead of checkboxes, so I didn't really know whether I was opting in or out to whatever action was being proposed.

  2. Well the whole theme looks kind of 'pirate-ish' to me, meaning it could be a reference to 'x marks the spot' ?


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