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Date: Mon, 3 May 2004 16:53:32 -0500
From: Seth Burgess <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
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To: Nathan Carl Summers <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: Re: [Gimp-developer] new file-new dialog (Was: Joining the GNOME
Also, from the HIG:
Right-justify the contents of spin boxes, unless the convention in the
user's locale demands otherwise. This is useful in windows where the
user might want to compare two numerical values in the same column of
controls. In this case, ensure the right edges of the relevant
controls are also aligned.
Its just my opinion, but I think showing 3 places of precision past
the decimal for resolution is a bit excessive and I would hazard
rarely adds any useful information.
The alignment of 'Y' seems different than that of 'X' in 'Resolution
X.' Maybe just an odd font rendering, but it looks to me like
Resolution X has an extra space between X and ':".
I disagree on the vertical separator - I think the absense of such
noise is welcome in the dialog, and its pretty clear without it due to
the bolded headings.
On Mon, 3 May 2004 13:40:03 -0700 (PDT), Nathan Carl Summers
<[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On 3 May 2004, Sven Neumann wrote:
> > PS: See http://sven.gimp.org/gimp-new-image-dialog.png for an almost
> > HIG compliant file-new dialog. This is a screenshot from the HEAD
> > branch.
> Looks fantastic! I really like the "hideaway" Image Comment section.
> Here are just a few minor suggestions that I think would improve the
> * The "extra title bar" seems to take up a lot more space than it needs.
> * Center "Create a New Image" vertically (perhaps horizontally as well)
> * Put the size in bytes either flushed right to or directly under the
> "Image Size" label. Flushed right will probably look better.
> * Move the portrait/landscape controls to the right of the template
> dropdown. Grey them out when no template is selected.
> * Merge the two Width and Height entries, or make the second one
> hideaway. If you make the second one hideaway, make the top one have a
> dropdown units menu, so that you don't have to use the hideaway to
> specify image size in units other than pixel.
> * Consider making Resolution hideaway as well.
> * Resolution should have its own outdent, just like Image Size does.
> * The units dropdowns should be centered vertically between the two entry
> boxes to which they apply. (It would be better if they were aligned
> horizontally as well, but the presence of the link control in the
> resolution area makes that impractical.)
> * Consider putting a GtkVSeparator between the "Image Type" and "Fill
> Type" combo box lists.
> These are pretty easy to do; I would make the changes myself except that
> the universe seems to be conspiring against me ever having a machine that
> I can follow gimp-development work with. Poor Rockwalrus.
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