Re: [Evolution-hackers] The component buttons mockup

Out of curiosity, is there a particular reason to confining these
component buttons to the left pane?

What about placing them "outside" the left and right panes?  While it's
not as "pretty" or appealing, has anyone considered using a tabbed
control for this?  Each "view" (mail, calendar, contacts, etc) does not
pertain only to the left pane--they each populate both panes, right?
This allows the the tabs (let's assume they're placed on the top or
bottom) to be quite long as they have the length of the screen.  From a
logistics perspective, this makes sense as the controls affect more than
the left pane.

Here's 2 quick-n-dirty snapshots that use buttons instead of traditional



Just my $0.02


On Tue, 2003-12-02 at 05:40, Tuomas Kuosmanen wrote:
> 'On Mon, 2003-12-01 at 23:50, Not Zed wrote:
> > Why is that a bad thing?  I don't get it?  I like the way it resizes
> > now, it would be nice if it did the same no matter what label you had.
> > 
> > It would be nice not ot have the size fixed to some very wide
> > horizontal width, like it was beofre the reflow stuff was done.
> Yea. I dislike the empty spaces and staggered right sides of the
> buttons, but otherwise the "reflow" thing is quite nice.
> I made a new mockup:
> Basically it's what we currently have, but with aligned right sides. The
> basic idea how to achieve this would be:
>       * Fit as many buttons on the line as possible (wide sidepane gives
>         one line of buttons, narrow sidebar gives one column of buttons)
>       * If the pane has extra empty space on the line, make the smallest
>         button wider until the space is used completely
>       * Making it even wider should result in buttons being equal width
>         within a line
> I hope you get the idea.
> And comments welcome as always. I think it looks much nicer than what we
> currently have and we can keep the reflow capability. Now how to
> integrate the "icons only" functionality here?
> Tuomas
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