Re: Default Theme Progress

On Tue, 2005-03-01 at 02:45, Eugenia Loli-Queru wrote:

> The menu has to stand out because otherwise feels like a bunch 
> of characters in a row (like a status bar), rather than something clickable 
> and usable.

However, it's a fairly well-established convention that inset things
with a background colour the same or similar to the rest of the window
aren't clickable, they're usually just for informational purposes.  So
we would have to consider whether the visual nicety outweighs the

> Removing the insetting makes the theme look so flat and old and boring that 
> it ain't even funny:

Fortunately, themes (and particularly default ones) aren't supposed to
be funny :)


CALUM BENSON, Usability Engineer       Sun Microsystems Ireland
mailto:calum benson sun com            Java Desktop System Group                      +353 1 819 9771

Any opinions are personal and not necessarily those of Sun Microsystems

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