Re: Unify things across GNOME Office (UI & icons)
- From: Calum Benson <calum benson sun com>
- To: gnome-office-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Unify things across GNOME Office (UI & icons)
- Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2002 11:35:30 +0100
Alan Horkan wrote:
> How close are are applications to being compliant with the Gnome 2 HIG?
> It should be possible to be mostly compliant but I think this is harder
> than it sounds to be 100% compliant with the guidelines, the devil is in
> the details.
It's true that the devil is in the details, but it's also true that no
application is ever expected to be "100% compliant" with a set of user
interface guidelines-- or at least not ones like ours that are trying to
be generic enough to encompass an entire desktop.
IMHO it's probably more important that developers understand *why* a
particular guideline exists, so that (assuming they also have a good
understanding of their target audience), they can judge whether that
guideline applies to their application or not.
CALUM BENSON, Usability Engineer Sun Microsystems Ireland
mailto:calum benson ireland sun com Desktop Engineering Group
http://www.sun.ie +353 1 819 9771
Any opinions are personal and not necessarily those of Sun Microsystems
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