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jasper at xfce.org
Fri Apr 8 19:15:57 CEST 2005
Joe Crawford wrote:
> Hello. My name is Joe Crawford. I'm a big fan of Xfce, and am also a
> user interface designer.
That's a very good combination if you ask me ;-)
> I've been involved in a few open source projects, and thought I might
> be able to benefit xfce. (Which I already think is doing phenomenally
Thanks and we will certainly appreciate your input.
> Primarily I've been involved with K3d, which used to have a very shaky
> user interface, but is now working out very well, though its still
> mostly incomplete and under heavy development.
> Whoever is in charge around here... you could contant Timothy Shead,
> the lead developer of k3d here, Who perhaps could indicate my
> usefullness in UI development.:
Hehe, I don't think we need formal recommendations here ;-)
> tshead at k-3d.com
> http://k3d.sf.net (about k3d!)
> I'm not a very good programmer, so I doubt I could be of any use
> coding much, but I am very good at evaluating interfaces from a end
> users perspective and developing recomendations to make things clearer
> and more intuitive. I am reasonably decent at python... but that's
> about it. C++ is pretty sketchy for me.
Well, luckily Xfce is written in plain C ;-) Anyway, doing mockups
(perhaps using glade) or simply telling us what could be improved can
already help a lot.
I was actually hoping some more people would be interested in reviewing
Xfce user interfaces and make sure they are consistent and usable. And
We don't really have any user interface guidelines, but we generally
loosely follow GNOME HIG recommendations. For me the most important
deviation is the spacing around dialogs, which I find a bit too big in
GNOME (12px), so we generally use the gtk default, which I believe is 6px.
I expect there will be a lot of new interfaces that need to be designed
for 4.4, so ideas about that are more than welcome.
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