[Libreoffice-ux-advise] [GSoC] Use Widget Layout for the Start Center
sleeping.pillow at gmail.com
Fri Aug 16 05:34:00 PDT 2013
Nice work so far.
I'm no UX-expert but one thing that struck me when trying out the new
start center was that I did not immediately find how to open an empty
document. I had to choose a category to find the new document button.
Wouldn't it make sense to add all buttons (new document, new
spreadsheet, new ...) to the all tab?
Krisztian Pinter skrev 2013-07-24 18:16:
> Hi all!
> I'm working on this GSoC project:
> "Currently, the Start Center (the start screen you get when you start
> LibreOffice) is only a static bitmap, with few buttons and links. It
> would be useful to present few recently used documents there (as
> thumbnails), and do more fancy stuff.
> See this overview and WidgetLayout to get more information about the
> Widget Layout (this part is actually very similar to the above
> mentioned task). Additionally, code for rendering the thumbnails will
> have to be introduced, and maybe some code sharing with the new
> Template Manager will be needed too."
> I've already converted the current startcenter to .ui, and it has been
> merged to master, but it's still being improved. I'm currently working
> on adding thumbnails for recent docs.
> I'd like to request a mockup for the startcenter (with thumbnails for
> recent docs), so we can make it look nice and pretty.
> Kendy, my GSoC mentor, listed these points as his preference:
> >* Keep the buttons to start apps some way (but they could be smaller
> or organized another way
> >* Keep the LibreOffice logo, but the other visual things (like the
> shadows etc.) might go from my point of view
> >* Make it resizable, so that the screen size is better used (ie. no
> more fixed rectangle in the middle of the screen)
> Looking forward to your feedback!
> All the best,
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