[Sugar-devel] Activity toolbar redesign: What to do with 'simple' activities?
Gary C Martin
gary at garycmartin.com
Wed Aug 12 10:34:57 EDT 2009
On 12 Aug 2009, at 11:13, Simon Schampijer wrote:
> I just ported the hello world example to the new toolbar design .
> I remember that once Gary pointed out, that simple activities will
> look 'empty' when we move them to the new design (screenshot
> attached), Chat would be a famous case. Most of the activities does
> have options, though.
> How do we go forward with that? Live with that compromise? Other
Thanks for the screenshot and bringing this up again. FWIW, it's not
just looking 'empty' that is the issue. It's the fact that previously
well designed simple activities with a single toolbar, now all have to
get 2 toolbars for no good reason other than it makes the more
complicated activities, a little simpler. All activities now also need
to be able to deal with live resizing of their canvases, goodness
knows what will be done with TamTamMini's packed layout (perhaps a
full UI redesign moving some canvas button controls into the toolbar,
ouch, a lot of work)!
I'll sit and stare at the HelloWorld toolbar screenshot, contemplating
it's emptiness and the eternal void, perhaps I be enlightened, but I
think this may be the price we have to pay for consistency in this
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