Re: ANNOUNCE: Style Guide available for review.
- From: Christopher Blizzard <blizzard appliedtheory com>
- To: Russell Nelson <nelson crynwr com>
- CC: Gnome List <gnome-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: ANNOUNCE: Style Guide available for review.
- Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 11:27:11 -0500
Russell Nelson wrote:
> Christopher Blizzard writes:
> > http://www.gnome.org/devel/sg/
> I would say:
> o All functions of the application should be available through the
> default user interface.
> What about (as Marc suggested is done) using the toolbar for state
> indications? Is this undesirable if they've pinned the toolbar and
> it's not visible? Or even closed the toolbar?
> I would say:
> o The last entry in the "File" menu must be called "Exit". This
> button will exit the application completely.
Better worded, I agree.
> You say:
> o Applications that are document based ( wordprocessors,
> spreadsheets, web page editors ) should contain menu entries in
> the "File" menu for at least the last four documents that have
> been accessed.
> No. The number of menu items should not change. If you want to show
> the last four documents, then there should always be four items for
> "last" documents, and if there is not sufficient history, then they
> should be greyed out.
Good idea. I've changed the wording to reflect this.
> I would add a Dialog Policy:
> o A dialog which consists of a single entry box shall have its Ok
> button be the default (which is to say that enter shall accept the
> entry), and the escape key shall be bound to the Cancel button.
Sounds good. Added.
> And, fix the speling erors.
Err, yeah. I forgot to run that through ispell. Thanks. :)
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