[Sugar-devel] [DESIGN] Alerting users in case of write errors
mabente at paraguayeduca.org
Tue Jun 15 10:17:52 EDT 2010
On Mon, 14 Jun 2010 23:52:47 +0530, Anish Mangal
<anishmangal2002 at gmail.com> wrote:
> To sum up, these are the possible suggestions we have on the plate
> (please add if I missed anything)...
> 1. No fancy gimmicks, just the plain old NotifyAlert
This sounds good for the Activity context.
> 2. A NotifyAlert that is initially Red and then slowly fades to black
> over its lifetime
> 3. Only turn the border red instead of the full background
> 4. Don't use red, use the user's color
If theres a convention about the use of colors, I think it should be
respected. At least until theres a conceptual shift. Meanwhile, I think it
is important to maintain the concepts coherence.
> 5. Don't make the alert timeout and disappear.
> 6. Use icons next to the alert text (see below)
What I think it could work (in the activity context), is a mix between the
first option and sixth one. I would love to see what Eben can contribute to
> In addition, I was thinking that perhaps the Alert dialogs should
> display some icons beside the text depending on the alert type. Maybe
> we could make do with these with or without the colors.
> P.S. To a relative newbie (like me)  makes for very interesting
> reading (as does the rest of the HIG)
> On Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 6:34 AM, Michael Stone <michael at laptop.org>
>> Gary wrote:
>>> On 13 Jun 2010, at 12:57, Anish Mangal <anishmangal2002 at gmail.com>
>>>>> An alert like a chat or Activity sharing invitation would be nice,
>>>>> with a more visible signal is needed.
>>>>> We really really really ... need a general notification system. :D
>>>>> Please no popup error dialogue windows if you can avoid it ;) The
>>>>> strip that displays under the toolbar is a much more friendly
>>>>> for the Sugar UI design.
>>>> Thanks for the insightful responses. I have used a slightly modded
>>>> version of NotifyAlert (aptly called NotifyRedAlert). A sample
>>>> screen-capture can be found here...
>>>> Note: The link above is a big animated gif (~1.8M) and some browsers
>>>> may struggle to display it.
>>> Yea, my iPad chocked half way through :)
>>>> If this seems fine, I'll mail the patch for reviewing.
>>> Looks nice. The colour fade (red to black over the time-out countdown)
>>> something new and not in the Sugar HIG, but I don't have an objection
>>> fair warning UI sense and could be something we adopt elsewhere when
>>> (if there aren't too many objections).
>> Anish, Gary,
>> I like the color fade too but the red hue is, for me, a bit
>> Have you considered any alternatives like, for example, only applying
>> to the border of the alert or using the user's colors instead of red?
>> Kind regards,
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