Re: [kde-artists] KDatePicker usability attempt
On Monday 12 November 2007 7:35:11 pm Jakob Petsovits wrote:
> On Monday, 12. November 2007, Celeste Lyn Paul wrote:
> > I agree that I like Jakob's move to make navigating the year more
> > obvious. The problem I found with Jakob's design (besides the separation
> > of month and year which he noted) was that navigating the months was
> > horizontal, but navigating the year was vertical (scroll box).
> True. Also, great follow-up by Stefan, it's good to see further development
> happening :D
> > The suggestion you provide helps remedy that. I think it could be better
> > refined by pushing the controls closer to the labels, otherwise they seem
> > to be floating.
> Pushing the arrows further to the month is probably a bad idea because then
> they move when the month name gets bigger or smaller. It should be possible
> to get the year arrows closer to the year, though.
> > Are there any artists paying attention to this? I would be great if you
> > could give some feedback. The basically controls have been improved, but
> > is there room to make it more "pretty"?
> I guess it's a good idea to CC the artists list then.
> http://lists.kde.org/?t=119487950400003&r=1&w=2 for the thread and
> http://lists.kde.org/?l=kde-usability&m=119489228300386&w=2 for Stefan's
> current "winner" design (only needs to reduce the year button space).
how about the first attached image? i dont like the blank white space with the
dates in so i've changed that a bit.
second image is fwiw how i think it should look. nice big buttons for
switching between months, and removed the pointless clutter at the bottom of
source svg included too if anyone wants to play with different layouts
> > (BTW, this is a great example of peer-reviewed design, if anyone read my
> > last blog entry)
> On Monday, 12. November 2007, Calum Morrell wrote:
> > Stefan Monov wrote:
> > >> Can the better one still be improved somehow?
> > >
> > > Yep, I have attached a version of mine also.
> > In either version, can you click the year field and type in the year you
> > want? Tapping an arrow to reach 1971 has never been enjoyable :)
> Yes, you can do that in both versions - although in the original one,
> a line edit comes up as a popup. Maybe we should drop that popup and
> replace the year text (or button, technically) with that line edit instead
> of opening it in the popup next to the original text widget?
> Just an idea.
> <at> Calum (and Jos): Please remember to CC me, I'm not subscribed to this
> list. Or maybe I should subscribe? ...er... I already have too many of
> <at> Stefan: the patch! the patch?
> Great feedback everyone, wishes,
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