[Goodies-dev] Panel plugins HIG

Landry Breuil landry.breuil at gmail.com
Wed Jun 13 21:17:15 CEST 2012

On Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 11:38 PM, Harald Judt <h.judt at gmx.at> wrote:
> Am 12.06.2012 22:28, schrieb Landry Breuil:
>> - labels are packed with a 2px padding
>> - progressbars/buttons/images are packed with a 0px padding
>> - global box border width = (panel_size > 28 ? 2 : 1) (already in the
>> wiki)
> That may sound like nitpicking, but I'm pretty sure the discussion was about
> 26px, not 28px, and I think I've seen at least one plugin using 26, just now
> I can't remember which one. Haven't seen any plugin doing 28 yet. Anyway, if
> 28 is going to be the new default, then so be it...

Correct. I've set it back to 26..

> The wiki says:
>> Two category of sizes can be distinguished for the panel: small and large
>> size.
> This is somehow misleading, or at least unclear. Isn't it more about rows
> than the size? Maybe there should be a clearer explanation (and perhaps an
> example) what's the difference and when to use which size. There is a
> paragraph not far below titled "number of rows" which should perhaps be made
> a part of this "size" paragraph.

Improved the section a bit..

> The wiki could also mention that the eventbox should be set invisible for
> transparency to work, to prevent that pretty common mistake happening for
> new plugins.

I've also added that to the wiki. See
https://wiki.xfce.org/dev/hig/panel-plugins?rev=1338743218&do=diff for
the changes.


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