Of layouts, borders and alignment

Jasper Huijsmans jasper at xfce.org
Thu Jul 17 11:30:55 CEST 2008

2008/7/17 Jannis Pohlmann <jannis at xfce.org>:
> Hey all,
> I just committed a bunch of changes to the glade dialogs of
> xfce4-settings. Even though I wrote "please keep it that way", I'm
> actually thinking about updating the layouts, borders and alignments
> (and basically everything else) according to the GNOME HIG, not only in
> xfce4-settings but also in other components.
> What are your thoughts on this? IMHO only one or two persons should
> take care of that and they should stay in close contact while they do
> this. Now that I've more or less finished the keyboard shortcuts, I'm
> keen on doing this. Objections?

Historically, I've tried to keep to the GNOME HIG, with borders of 8
where they say 12.  Like Nick said, consistency is much more important
than personal preferences, so I'm all for following the GHIG ;-)
Additional advantages:
- easier to point people to the guidelines
- fits better with GNOME apps


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