[Sugar-devel] [DESIGN] Error/Warning Icons for alerts

Simon Schampijer simon at schampijer.de
Tue Sep 14 11:39:23 EDT 2010

On 09/07/2010 11:34 AM, Simon Schampijer wrote:
> On 09/06/2010 09:25 PM, Anish Mangal wrote:
>> On Mon, Sep 6, 2010 at 9:05 PM, Simon Schampijer<simon at schampijer.de>   wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I came across the issue when working on "Error messages when writing to
>>> device (Journal) [1]": Our alerts (e.g. "Connecting to the school server",
>>> the error message when you can not copy an item to a removable device...) do
>>> not have an icon at the left, even though the alert does allow for that.
>>> For the moment we use the emblem-warning (attached) for example in the
>>> Control Panel for the inline alerts (you have to restart Sugar in order to
>>> have the changes take effect).
>>> Having an icon with the alert does help learners that can not read yet, or
>>> simply when the alert is not translated in the specific language yet. I
>>> guess for the start an icon for warning and one for error would be a good
>>> start.
>> +1. I had included an error-icon [1] when the discussion on sl#1842
>> was taking place [2]. Gary gave some perspective that might be useful
>> for this discussion.
> Anish, thanks for the pointers. Gary is right that once you start adding
> messages we need to categorize them, what is an error, what a warning.
> In this particular case we already so this with words error/warning.
> We can probably adopt other levels of messages (error, warning, info).
> For 0.92 we might want to make it a bigger effort to define the levels
> and go through the UI for places where we already have alerts.
> Notifications play in here as well...
> For this particular case, I think it is ok to add the icons (at least
> for 0.84). And designing an icon for error and warning is no lost work,
> we will need them at some point.
> Regards,
>      Simon

Ping, has anyone of the designers (looks hopeful at Gary :) an idea for 
two icons: error and warning that we could use in the alerts?


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