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[Pan-devel] Re: [Pan-users] Toolbar Second Draft, Feedback Wanted

From: mdew
Subject: [Pan-devel] Re: [Pan-users] Toolbar Second Draft, Feedback Wanted
Date: 26 Jun 2002 16:15:03 +1200

On Wed, 2002-06-26 at 09:12, Charles Kerr wrote:

What we should have in the toolbar is the most used functions in
Pan..."forward via email" and "reply via email" Ive yet to use, not to
say they're not important... maybe have possibility to customise the
toolbar (like Galeon for example) for people who use them regularly.

Followup and Post New Message, I consider the most important...lets rip
some design ideas from Evol..

move the "Go Online/Offline Icon" to the bottom left.

Add a tearoff to the toolbar?
increase the icon size by a few more pixels?

theres some ideas to wash over :)

> Okay, here's a second draft of the toolbar:
> Problems I'd like second opinions on:
>   * The "get new headers in selected groups" and "get bodies for
>     selected articles" icons are unclear.  What would be better?
>   * If "forward via email" and "reply via email" are added, how
>     can we distinguish between Usenet and email?  (icons or screenshots
>     from other programs are welcomed, since I'm not much of an artist. :)
> Rationale for Changes in second draft:
>   * Balsa/Evolution's grey-green "receive" down arrow has been added for
>     Gnome consistency; most people didn't recognize Agent's lightning bolt.
>   * Pan's yellow and white envelopes have been changed to look like
>     Evolution's, again for consistency.
>   * Evolution was also the source for the new online/offline icons,
>     which now shows whether or not you're connected.
>   * "Cancel last task" uses GTK's stock cancel icon; the stopsign was
>     nonstandard and hard to read.
>   * The filters are mostly unchanged, since KDE users recognize the funnel
>     and I don't have a better metaphor that fits in 16x16. :)
>   * Some felt that a book is a poor metaphor for newsgroups.  KNode uses
>     a newspaper, which is probably a better fit, so I'm trying that too.
>   * The magnifying glass is too closely identified with "search", so
>     "read" is now a lighter green arrow pointing right.
>   * The green puzzle piece for "complete attachments" has been replaced with
>     the standard attachment icon, a paperclip.  New users should understand
>     the new icon easier ... which is a shame, 'cause that puzzle piece has
>     grown on me. :)
> cheers,
> Charles
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