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Re: Scaling up the timezone map



On Fri, 2012-02-17 at 14:25 -0500, Máirín Duffy wrote:
> On Fri, 2012-02-17 at 13:57 -0500, Chris Lumens wrote:
> > > Here's the after:
> > > http://linuxgrrl.com/fedora-ux/Projects/Anaconda/Prototypes/Previews/timedate/timedate-after_largermap.png
> 
> > I definitely like the larger map, though I find the map being on bottom
> > a little weird.  Do you have a reason for putting the map there vs. on
> > top?  Maybe I'm just used to the UI we currently have.
> 
> Yeh, I agree. It was a tough rework. I wanted to put the map in the
> center vertically with the two tz dropdowns centered horizontally
> underneath. The problem with this layout is that if you click on network
> time => on, then all the widgets above the map besides network time
> necessarily grey out. The tz dropdowns should not grey out, but since
> they'd be under the map, they'd be at the very bottom so people might
> think they aren't available to use either and the whole screen has gone
> inactive. I do believe you have to set TZ irregardless of whether or not
> network time is turned on.
> 
> So that was the rationale there. 
> 
> I noodled around with it a bit more, and came up with this. It seems
> weird to me in another way, since it's the date & time spoke yet date &
> time is on the exact bottom. However, maybe posing it this way is
> better, because if you hit 'network time' up top, all the widgets on the
> bottom get greyed out and it's like a bonus - you don't hvae to fill
> them out. Since the region/city dropdowns are active and are the very
> first thing in the most prominent spot (top/left) you can't really miss
> them when the other stuff is greyed.
> 
> http://linuxgrrl.com/fedora-ux/Projects/Anaconda/Prototypes/Previews/timedate/timedate-after2_largermap.png

I had the same discomfort with the map being on the bottom of the
previous mockup. This one seems right to me.

Dave

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