Panel plugin UI guidelines

Christian Dywan christian at
Mon Dec 17 00:51:37 CET 2007

Am Sat, 15 Dec 2007 13:30:05 -0600
schrieb "Diego Ongaro" <ongardie at>:

> On Dec 15, 2007 5:53 AM, Christian Dywan <christian at>
> wrote:
> > Am Thu, 13 Dec 2007 22:33:39 -0600
> > schrieb "Diego Ongaro" <ongardie at>:
> > > Your thoughts?
> > >
> > > [1]
> > >
> > > -Diego Ongaro
> >
> > I find interface consistency very important and providing
> > guidelines to assist developers seems like a very good idea. I like
> > the idea to have the guide in a wiki page subdivided in Mature and
> > Draft so that new volunteers can easily help out.
> I have no idea who you are, but it sounds like you're volunteering.
> Please?

You don't need to know me. Anyway I've localized a bit of Xfce,
worked on the wiki and criticized Xfce apps and plugins here and there.
What I can do really depends on how this project turns out, you know,
time and all, but I guess I am offering my support. ^_^

> > I suggest the guide should make good use of example screenshots
> > and/ or sketches. This makes reading a textheavy page like this
> > much more agreeable.
> Yes, I agree. Certainly any mature guidelines should be clearer and
> have screenshots and/or diagrams.
> > A question about the naming: what about naming this Panel HIG?
> So Microsoft calls them "User Experience Guidelines", Apple and Gnome
> use HIG, and KDE uses User Interface Guidelines. I certainly want to
> limit the scope of these guidelines to the panel, but it doesn't
> matter to me whether we call it the ^Panel (UE|HI|UI)G$.

So I propose Panel HIG as Xfce has certain relations to Gnome and
MacOS, and because I like the term. I hereby challenge everybody else
reading this to vote against it. ;)


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