[Design] Suggestion for Dashboard's general layout
cubranic at cs.ubc.ca
Sun Jan 15 01:56:10 PST 2006
selva r wrote:
>Thanks for the links to the drawing programs. Unfortunately, I don't have time or the artistic talent to draw up an actual Chandler screen shot.
>If you want input from non-developer participants to this list, I don't think it's fair to
>expect them to come up with the same quality drawings as Mimi would.
I don't think anybody would require idea drawings to be as polished as
Mimi's. And you don't need to draw a screenshot! It's a screenshot of a
real screen. Press Alt-PrtScr key (on Windows), open Paint (in
Accessories), select Paste. There it is: a screenshot of Chandler to
serve as a "background" for your story. You can then use the rectangle
tool to draw a couple of squares, and the Text tool to jot down a few
comments, just to point out what's what. Long textual descriptions of
frames A and Tab B are really difficult to follow.
>I don't know what the best answer is. However, at any rate, I
>find this forum very unfriendly towards lay participants perspectives.
>BTW, I was actually warned about this crowd from someone high
>up in another major open source project. Now I know what they meant.
I think there has been more than one lay participant on this list who
found him/herself quite welcomed. And *not* because they wouldn't rock
the boat with new ideas, but because those already on the forum felt
they could engage in a productive discussion with the newcomer and work
together on improving Chandler in ways both big and small.
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