UI and UIG related discussion
Basically; all the threads here are generally of how pretty the OS should look; and a couple of threads are tossed apart actually talking about the user interface and features to add to it; i think a thread that deals with all UI related discussions should be started.
This will also link to any usability related threads; but i will only start updating it if people provide some feedback :oops:
The priority here; will be usability but not appeal. If necessary; we can generate mock up screenshots once a part of UI is chosen to stay. Discussions will deal with things such as consistency; colours; sounds and notification of the interface; how it complies with hick's law and fitt's law; and addons and changes to tracker; deskbar and a regular window
So wat say pipolz?
Listing all UI related (not the looks; but usability and features) links:
- The data in the post below; about dock and shelf
>It can help make a complete UI which will reduce overall time taken to complete an operation
>It may make the OS cluttered and thus may ruin the look and feel of BeOS
- http://ge.blubinc.com/index.php/R2_Ideas[various stuff; some about UI and Tracker]
>Suggestion to ditch menu bars/option to disable them [neutral opinion]
>Im against animated icons personally; they're more of distraction cept at some occassions to indicate system activity
>If XUL is implemented; it would be nice cuz i think i'll learn it too XD!
>As for the xcv; it should be implemented; but i prefer my shelf concept
>About the "preview image" thing; why not also add collumn view of the mac finder? Though if im not mistaken it was said to be limited in functionality..
- http://ge.blubinc.com/index.php/Fusing_Tabs[the ability of movable tabs extended to great level]
>I dont like the idea of the menu being located over the corners; cuz the usability drops a bit. Same goes for fusing tabs; cuz the ability to close two apps together is not advantageous; and is a tad complex
>Sticking is nice; it can help curb the prob with deskbar managing multiple windows of same application
Though i think most coherent is only the sticking tabs; not the others.
- http://haiku-os.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=569 [extensions based UI]
>The concept of "customisability leads to unusability"; we may curb using this concept. Also can be used to address the complaints of people that more features should be added and all..
- http://haiku-os.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=393 [discussion about taskbar buttons]
>I dunno... im not fond of windowsish looks
- http://ge.blubinc.com/index.php/Drag_And_Drop_Save [eliminate the Save dialog]
>I like this concept... proper implementation needed
>If made to work with the shelf concept i posted below; how about an extra button should be added only for document related applications which will rename the document directly in the title bar; and on pressing enter the application will be saved on to the desktop; or into a shelf