[chandler-users] After a few of weeks of Chandler...
mimi at osafoundation.org
Mon Nov 5 11:23:05 PST 2007
I agree this is confusing.
I'm hoping some of the confusion will go away when we're able to
apply the newly implemented transparency support in WxWidgets to the
event lozenges. (As in, make overlaid events 50% transparent, etc).
I'm hoping that Jeffrey and I can work on tweaking the visual design
so that 'FYI' events on the selected calendar are clearly different
from events on overlaid (but not selected) calendars.
On Oct 30, 2007, at 2:03 PM, Dave Cowen wrote:
> Perhaps I should clarify just why I found this so confusing -- I
> understand that it was a deliberate choice, but it doesn't mesh
> well with the way I work for a couple of reasons.
> I have several calendars I look at both for home and work. At
> home, I have my own calendar, my wife's calendar, and my
> stepdaughter's calendar. At work, I have my personal calendar, a
> couple of group calendars, and a couple of personal calendars for
> my supervisor and direct report. In iCal, it's possible to color
> calendars with a fairly broad palette. To maximize "at a glance"
> understanding of the calendar, I colored my home events green and
> my work events blue -- with my own calendars being of a very strong
> intensity to signal that they were my own, and different calendars
> of different intensities and shades to signify "how close" the
> events were to me (my direct report's calendar was a darker blue
> than the office calendar, for example).
> Needless to say, the ability to do this is missing in Chandler; I
> didn't put it on my list of "pony" features since I'd consider my
> scheme fairly idiosyncratic. However, the fact that some events on
> my own calendar have a different color intensity than others is "at
> a glance" confusing for me; when I look at what's coming down the
> week, I find I can notice my own tasks "at a glance" easier if
> they're a consistent color.
> Perhaps it's also because I use any-time events to signify things
> that could actually be considered all day events, but where I don't
> want to clutter my calendar. If I take a day off work, I'll put a
> "Dave off work" any-time event in my work calendar, and then I'll
> have individual personal items in my personal calendar. If I make
> "Dave off work" an any-time event, it's sort of messy. Work
> holidays are another good example of this. My wife traveling on
> business in her calendar. I'm not saying that all of my any-time
> events are actually all-day events, but I'd say a small majority are.
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