[openbeos-cdt] Re: .pkg installer user interface

  • From: "Waldemar Kornewald" <wkornewald@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos-cdt@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2007 16:22:44 +0200

Hi Łukasz,
some of my comments are already in the reply to Jon.

BTW, one other minor improvement suggestion:
"Begin" is basically like "OK" and I think more obvious labels should
be used. What do you think about renaming "Begin" to "Install"?

On 4/14/07, Łukasz 'Sil2100' Zemczak <sil2100@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I think the tabs view should start at the same height as the list view
> (instead of its label) to make it more obvious that both views are
> connected. The list view's label could be replaced with a BBox to make
> this even more obvious.

I personally don't like this idea too much. That's because I tend to
feel that tab names are equivalent to labels of subsections, and this
IMO would make the application look chaotic. As for the BBox, I think
this shouldn't be necessary. The list view has its own border anyway, so
another one from the BBox would make it look busy, again.

As mentioned in my previous mail, I primarily wanted to move the tabs
down a little bit to make a stronger visual connection between the
list view and the tabs. I don't know if this would look good, though.

The BBox would probably only be necessary if we remove the "Files" tab.

This being said, thanks for your opinion. I think all propositions
should be discussed before taking any action in this field. The most
important thing I would like to resolve before anything else is the
issue of similarity. Should we or should we not make it as much similar
to SoftwareWallet?

I think that the UI should be as simple as possible because all kinds
of users will have to deal with it, so it IMHO doesn't have to
(shouldn't ;) be similar to the original look.

Waldemar Kornewald

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