Re: GNOME HIG: Feedback Wanted

On Fri, 2014-08-22 at 08:47 +0100, Allan Day wrote:
Hi all,

A new version of the HIG is in the works, to be released along with
GNOME 3.14 [1]. I'm currently looking for feedback.

I'm about halfway done reading. I have a few suggestions, all minor:

* The Visual Layout page discusses how many pixels to use as margins.
This is easy for developers to use, but it caused some confusion on LWN
given that on hidpi displays twice as many pixels will be used. Maybe
this should be clarified.

* On the Dialogs page: "In particular, it is currently not recommended
to make the Close button the default in an instant apply window, as this
can lead to users closing the window accidentally before they have
finished using it."  I think you can remove the word "currently," unless
you're planning to change your mind. :)

* Regarding the keybindings page: Ctrl+Alt+Delete is power off, not log
off, and it is not disabled default, although it shows up in g-c-c as
log off. [1]

* Throughout the HIG, you're mostly consistent in using ' and " instead
of the ’ and “ characters that are mandated by the Typography page. Some
search and replace might be appropriate here, to set a good example. :)

* On the index page: "If you have never read the Human Interface
Guidelines before, it is recommended that you start with the essentials
section, in particular the design principles page, before continuing to
learn about the design patterns." But this text is in the description
for the Interface elements section, not the Patterns section.


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