[Libreoffice-ux-advise] widget layout, ux love...

Adolfo Jayme Barrientos fitoschido at gmail.com
Fri Oct 5 13:51:23 PDT 2012

I just wanted to congratulate you, Caolán, for your excellent work on
this. I’m no UI expert, but I guess we should follow the GNOME HIG’s
recommendations for dialogs [1] —except for the OK/Cancel button
order, which should continue as is today for Windows users—…

[1]: http://developer.gnome.org/hig-book/3.2/design-window.html.en


On Fri, Oct 5, 2012 at 10:32 AM, Caolán McNamara <caolanm at redhat.com> wrote:
> So widget layout is in master for about a week now without too much
> complaining yet. See
> https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Development/WidgetLayout for an
> overview and some screenshots
> What I think would be a good idea at this stage is for ux-advise to have
> a look over the converted dialogs and...
> a) come up with some recommendations for e.g. default space between
> widgets in grid rows/columns and if we should persist with vertical
> button towers where we still use them, etc.
> b) make them prettier.
> The .ui files can be edited with glade (http://glade.gnome.org/). No
> need to restart LibreOffice after editing an existing .ui in order to
> see the changes, just close the dialog and re-open it. There is also a
> standalone ui previewer tool "ui-previewer"
> The filenames of the following conversions are fairly self-describing if
> you want to see them live in action in e.g. a daily build.
> ./sw/uiconfig/swriter/ui/charurlpage.ui
> ./sw/uiconfig/swriter/ui/autoformattable.ui
> ./sw/uiconfig/swriter/ui/converttexttable.ui
> ./sw/uiconfig/swriter/ui/sortdialog.ui
> ./sw/uiconfig/swriter/ui/columnwidth.ui
> ./sw/uiconfig/swriter/ui/stringinput.ui
> ./sw/uiconfig/swriter/ui/insertbreak.ui
> ./sw/uiconfig/swriter/ui/linenumbering.ui
> ./sw/uiconfig/swriter/ui/wordcount.ui
> ./sw/uiconfig/swriter/ui/titlepage.ui
> ./sw/uiconfig/swriter/ui/splittable.ui
> ./sw/uiconfig/swriter/ui/inserttable.ui
> ./sw/uiconfig/swriter/ui/printeroptions.ui
> ./sd/uiconfig/simpress/ui/printeroptions.ui
> ./sd/uiconfig/sdraw/ui/printeroptions.ui
> ./starmath/uiconfig/smath/ui/printeroptions.ui
> ./sc/uiconfig/scalc/ui/printeroptions.ui
> ./sfx2/uiconfig/ui/password.ui
> ./cui/uiconfig/ui/hyphenate.ui
> ./cui/uiconfig/ui/twolinespage.ui
> ./cui/uiconfig/ui/specialcharacters.ui
> ./cui/uiconfig/ui/positionpage.ui
> ./cui/uiconfig/ui/zoomdialog.ui
> ./cui/uiconfig/ui/charnamepage.ui
> ./cui/uiconfig/ui/effectspage.ui
> ./cui/uiconfig/ui/thesaurus.ui
> ./vcl/uiconfig/ui/printdialog.ui
> C.
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