[Design] Month View and Overlays
mimi at osafoundation.org
Wed Sep 26 13:03:45 PDT 2007
Yes, I can see lots of use cases where more flexibility around
defining what weeks you see at a time would be important. You should
be able to add and subtract weeks depending on what you're doing,
essentially zooming in and out of the calendar.
I imagine our first pass at the month view will be pretty basic, but
what you're describing is definitely a good direction to head in.
On Sep 25, 2007, at 8:18 PM, Mimi Yin wrote:
> I'm forwarding the following suggestion from Greg Noel:
> Begin forwarded message:
>> From: Greg Noel <GregNoel at tigris.org>
>> Date: September 25, 2007 6:36:03 PM PDT
>> To: Mimi Yin <mimi at osafoundation.org>
>> Subject: Re: [Design] Month View and Overlays
>> On Sep 24, 2007, at 11:01 AM, you wrote:
>>> Month View for Desktop and Web applications and Overlays for the
>>> Web has come up ... they are definitely on the short list of
>>> feature enhancements to be implemented as soon as possible.
>> May I put in a bid for a mixed weekly/monthly view? It would be
>> far more useful than either a weekly or monthly view in isolation.
>> It goes like this: In the worst case, the month view has to have
>> six rows. The view I want looks like a month view with six rows,
>> except that I want to combine three of those rows into something
>> else. It may only be usable on a bigger screen, but for those of
>> us who have one (I have a Macintosh Cinema Display), it would be a
>> The initial row is "last week" then the next three rows are a
>> compressed "weekly" view. The last two rows are then "next week"
>> and "the week after next." I find that I rarely look at any other
>> times: I might look back to the prior week to remind myself about
>> something, and I'm almost always scheduling events within the next
>> three weeks, so this view would cover 99-44/100 percent of the
>> times I have to deal with.
>> If you are careful when you build the month view, all the pieces
>> would be available, so implementing this view should be simple.
>> And if my use pattern is common (which I think it is), I suspect
>> you'll find that it's the most common view by far.
>> -- Greg Noel, retired UNIX guru
> _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
> Open Source Applications Foundation "Design" mailing list
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the Design