Hey now Mark, I was not insulting your graphics design skills at all! I
was complimenting them. What I was suggesting you might look to do is
work on understanding some interface design principles. It is one thing
to mock up a pretty interface (which you are clearly capable of), but it
is quite a bit more complicated to mock up a pretty interface that is
also usable and fits within the established conventions, right?
Remember, you actively sought feedback here, and I am just trying to
provide you with feedback to help you improve. I am not trying to insult
you at all. I hope you can understand?
o damn.. mistake :P in your first reply i read: "it is clear that you are NOT quite good....." but that "not" wasn`t even in there :P i don`t know why i read it that way.. sorry. thanx for the compliment ^_^
"I am not trying to insult you at all. I hope you can understand?"
i completely understand it ^_^ thanx.
What is the advantage of the edit in place over the current label + form
well.. with edit in place you have it in a way better looking design and is (in my opinion) alot more user friendly. perhaps a edit in place with a small icon bisides it that indicates that you can edit it. thinking ahead is also possible instead of sticking with the current gnome HIG :) (btw.. i looked over some pages in the current HIG and i can`t really say that it`s a good example.. it looks like it`s from the windows
3.1 age (about 20 years ago)) things need to go forward if that`s a improvement ofcause.
Where does the logo photo preferences window come from?
i browsed through the gnome menu`s and found it... nothing special
Do you see how in the current screen, the shortcuts are underlined? How
would a user know to hit Ctrl + U? Also, is the Ctrl + U key combination
bound to some other function? (probably)
no.. lets just do that the same way it was done before. otherwise users can browse through the fields with the TAB button on the keyboard.
Yep, I hope you haven't been too turned off and can take this as a
hehe don`t worry
i`m learning from this :)
and some more stuff i might forgor to mention...
in the current gnome (all apps) i hate it that it`s not as "feeling natural" as i would like it to be and that alot parts are looking like: "quickly done and it works so leave it alone" jobs (sorry if i offended anyone) but now that the linux community is growing alot (specially fedora) i think it`s time to spend some time in the user interfaces aswell instead of only improving the coding (not that improving the coding is wrong.. absolutely not) gnome just misses alot of things that i miss and i try to improve it a bit by contibuting. in this case it`s a mockup but i`ve also reported a few bugs and uasbillity issues (like that thumbnails are way out of scale compared to icons and truncating long text and another one.. don`t know which one it was)
this mockup might not really improve the way gnome works but it`s surely improving the user settings panel.
o and i took the Live CD because my fc7 test 2 installation decided to kill itself with printscreen (reported on bugzilla)
waiting for reply`s :)