[Libreoffice-ux-advise] [GSoC] Use Widget Layout for the Start Center

Krisztian Pinter pin.terminator at gmail.com
Fri Aug 16 06:24:18 PDT 2013


Thank you!

In the original mockup, new document buttons were on the "all" tab, I just
haven't added them yet in this first iteration, but I will later.

All the best,

On 16 August 2013 14:34, Niklas Johansson <sleeping.pillow at gmail.com> wrote:

>  Hi Krisztian
> 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?
> Regards,
> Niklas Johansson
> Krisztian Pinter skrev 2013-07-24 18:16:
>  Hi all!
>  I'm working on this GSoC project:
> https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Development/Gsoc/Ideas#Use_Widget_Layout_for_the_Start_Center
>  "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,
>  Krisztian
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