Re: 4 mock-ups for graphical d-i for inspiration
On Thu, Oct 20, 2005 at 06:14:53AM -0700, Eduardo Silva wrote:
> I'll rethink some of the things I did here (namely,
> the fake shadow on the window, etc.). And yes, I want
> to show something that needs no extra development, and
> use the regular widgets (except for the need to create
> a new theme). I tried maintaing the "wizard" look of
> the newt d-i interface, and this can be achieved with
> current widgets. I hope to make the next mockups in
> glade to show how feasible they are.
I really think buttons should look like buttons, that is something
sticking out in a way that makes it appear clickable.
> I agree. I can't remember if in the newt interface,
> the first back click goes to the previous question,
> and only after reaching the beginning of the section
> it goes to the menu (for example, "configure network"
> has more than one screen). Use of an extra menu
> button, then? It must be coded first though in the gui
There are many places in the existing newt interface where things are
inconsistent, or in some cases confusing and doesn't tell you what keys
do what. Like does space select a checkbox, or does enter or maybe
enter goes to the next page. If there are multiple values to fill in,
can you hit enter after entering a value or do you have to hit tab
instead? When do cursor keys move up and down and when does only tab
work. It is rather a big mess really. Not sure how to fix it without
doing an awful lot of code and doing things that may be interface
specific, which d-i tries to avoid so that it can run with different
interfaces using the same messages and questions.
> No, it's a logo for signaling the help blue box, and
> for actractiveness sake. I thought about it, and many
> non-english languages may not recognize the "i" as
> meaning "information", so I have to think if it is
> really necessary, or how could a replacement icon be.
Perhaps a question mark. Or a small confused looking face. :)
On the other hand I think there is an international symbol for