Re: [Evolution-hackers] The component buttons mockup

On Tue, 2003-12-02 at 16:31, Nick wrote:
> 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.

Vertical space is more valuable here since horizontally there is no big
problem at least with email - you have more than 80 chars wide message
display even if you resize the sidebars quite wide.

But making stuff consume vertical space makes the message preview even
shorter, which is a bad thing. Having to scroll while switching folders
occasionally is less bad than having to scroll more for nearly every
email message.


Tuomas Kuosmanen :: Art Director, Ximian :: <tigert ximian com>

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