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Re: [olpc-software] AbiWord, HIG



On Wed, 2006-03-15 at 05:49 -0800, Alan Kay wrote:
> Just curious ...  why is a lot of real estate still being taken for 
> non-content items?
> 
> There are very likely more compact solutions that start out with everything 
> being visible, but as the user learns can move to more subtle and smaller 
> cues and access. Also, the chip set can do alpha blending, and we've 
> experimented with using that to overlay some of the UI, etc.
> 
> Good start ... I encourage you to continue with more and different 
> experiments ...
> 
> P.S. Can AbiWord take plugins (like a LOGO) that could manipulate its media?

Yes.
http://www.abisource.com/twiki/bin/view/Abiword/PluginMatrix

Remember that we have to deal with alot of .doc content on the web, and
abiword does a decent job of viewing/editing most of it without the
baggage and bloat of Open office.
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Alan
> 
> At 01:02 PM 3/12/2006, Robert Staudinger wrote:
> >Hello,
> >
> >we AbiWord developers are pretty excited to be considered for
> >inclusion on the OLPC. Currently however our user interface doesn't
> >work very well on small screen resolutions.
> >What I'm wondering is if/how the gnome HIG applies to the OLPC. Off
> >the top of my head i'd see quite some difference regarding the target
> >audience.
> >
> >At [1] you will find mockups of a more screen real estate conscious
> >AbiWord user interface. It's heavily inspired by [2] but does away
> >with the traditional menu/toolbar split. Every toplevel menuitem has a
> >default action assigned as a toolbar button. Further toolbuttons are
> >in a separate toolbar which is wrapped into an own line.
> >My personal favourites are (2) and (3); please disregard (5), this is
> >a browser mockup.
> >
> >What do you think about that approach?
> >
> >[1] http://www.abisource.com/~rob/tmp/mockups.png
> >[2] http://tango-project.org/Window_Experiments
> >
> >Best regards,
> >Rob
> >
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