[Dev] Re: [Design] Collection icons
pbossut at osafoundation.org
Thu Oct 27 00:05:13 PDT 2005
Thanks for logging the bug. As you've seen, it generated quite a bit of
discussion on Bugzilla... :)
We had a meeting today with Sheila and Mimi and we agreed that we are
trying to convey a lot of info into a small physical space and that we
do not have a perfect solution for that right now. For 0.6 then, we
decided to reduce the amount of info and to let go of one info, namely,
the "identity" (specialized icon) for the My Calendar and Trash
collections. We also decided to simplify the look of the normal (non
checked, non hovered) icon so that the difference between checked and
not checked is clear. We'll see how it looks in the coming days.
We might need to devise a better sidebar in 0.7. It would be very useful
though for all of us to get user feedback on what we implemented in 0.6
so that it guides our thinking moving forward.
Davor Cubranic wrote:
> Philippe Bossut wrote:
>> One thing that bugs me is the current collection icon in the sidebar.
>> I describe what I think is annoying in the current implementation in
>> the here above mentioned document. In a nutshell though,IMHO, the
>> current hover/checked icons for the My Calendar and Trash (most
>> notably) is confusing. We should either have different icons for
>> those or question the superposition of icons (which relates to
>> identity) and checkness (which relates to status).
> I filed a bug on this same issue just as your message came in. See bug
> 4410, https://bugzilla.osafoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4410, "Wrong
> sidebar icon on mouseover for Trash and Calendar collections". Right
> now, these collections use the same icon on mouseover as the Tasks, and
> the effect just doesn't feel right.
> The immediate cause is that there is no "SidebarIconTrashMouseOver"
> icon, as I mentioned in the bug report, but I think that the real issue
> is the current specification of the getButtonImage method of
> SSSidebarIconButton class. Using the Trash icon as an example, if
> SidebarIconTrashMouseOver doesn't exist, the method next tries to load
> SidebarIconMouseOver, and if that is not found, then it uses the regular
> Trash icon, SidebarIconTrash. Wouldn't it make more sense to first try
> to use the regular icon if no specialized ones are provided, rather than
> expect that a specialized icon will work for all collections in a view?
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