[Design] [D/f] Background for current week
mimi at osafoundation.org
Fri Mar 17 13:12:52 PST 2006
Hi Philippe, a number of people have mentioned it, but for some
reason the way you described it set off some bells...see below.
On Mar 17, 2006, at 12:57 PM, Philippe Bossut wrote:
> I was reviewing bug 4610 (see here under attached) when it struck
> me that I often get lost looking at the calendar canvas: when you
> have like me a lot of recurring meetings, every week looks somewhat
> the same and it did happen to me more than once to create an event
> on the wrong week.
> Did anyone else had a similar experience?
> So here's an idea : have a special background (not too crude but
> visible enough to be identified) in the calendar canvas for the
> current week.
Heh, this exists today since Today's column is colored differently
than the rest of the canvas. It will need some tweaking to get this
right. Because I think it's more that there needs to be an indicator
that you are NOT in the current week, rather than an indicator that
you ARE in the current week. It's also good to be able to distinguish
between the PAST and the FUTURE.
A long time ago, we had the idea of matching the triage status colors
for NOW, LATER and DONE. So along the top of the calendar, we could
colorize the header buttons to be Dark Grey for the PAST, GREEN for
Today and Yellow for the FUTURE.
> Also, on the summary preview, as a dogfooder myself, I have to say
> that having the day summary always on saved me several times when
> the main calendar canvas was off by a couple of weeks. So I think
> we should maintain its behavior unchanged with may be a title to
> make it clear (as suggested by Mimi in bug 4610)
> - Philippe
> Sheila Mooney wrote:
>> I noticed this is scheduled for alpha 2. I propose we postpone any
>> work on this for now. When we originally released 0.6, some people
>> thought it was confusing that the preview area event list was
>> fixed to show today's events. This means that if you move around
>> the calendar the events in the preview area do not change. This
>> actually saved me today (remembered my father-in-laws birthday).
>> We have also received some other feedback from others than have
>> found this useful (Katie, Ted). Perhaps we should leave it as is
>> for now. The only change I would make is to maybe display more
>> events than 5 (or have some preference).
>> Does this sound reasonable with everyone?
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