[Sugar-devel] [DESIGN] Proposal: icons for Record Timer and Duration

Gary Martin garycmartin at googlemail.com
Sun Jun 26 13:29:14 EDT 2011

On 26 Jun 2011, at 17:06, manuel quiñones wrote:

> El día 26 de junio de 2011 11:42, Gary Martin
> <garycmartin at googlemail.com> escribió:
>> Hi Manuel,
>> On 24 Jun 2011, at 12:58, manuel quiñones wrote:
>>> El día 24 de junio de 2011 08:47, manuel quiñones
>>> <manuel.por.aca at gmail.com> escribió:
>>>> El día 24 de junio de 2011 08:40, Gonzalo Odiard <gonzalo at laptop.org> escribió:
>>>>> I like it! :)
>>>>> Btw, what means the asterisk in the first clock?
>>>> I means "start", I've stolen that from Gary C. Martin's design for
>>>> Memorize, an asterisk is used there for "play new game".
>>> Now I see that the asterisk can be placed on the tip of the hand of
>>> the clock to mean "start at this time".  But I don't want to go
>>> further without feedback.
>> I like both clock icons, and a great way to avoid the previous long text. My only extra suggestion/question is more one of implementation... Is it possible to make the clock icons seem more joined to the combo dialogues? My worry is that that there is no visual difference between a toolbar button that a user can click on to trigger an action or palette vs. an icon used only as a label. I guess ideally the clock icons would be placed (at a slightly smaller size) inside the left of the combo rounded grey rectangle. Not sure if we can do such a thing in gtk but thought I would mention it in case someone knows how.
> Hi Gary. Thanks for your comments.  What do you think about the asterisk?

I'm a little on the fence about the asterisk, but I do like it as it is. My slight concern is that we may want to reserve the asterisk as a likely 'create/new/start' metaphor. You mention about trying to place it on the tip of the hand, it would need a black edge and might take up too much of the clock face, but worth a try if you want to take another shot at it.

> I don't know how to integrate more the icons with the combo box, but
> in this case, we can just add a separator between the two pairs of
> icon and combo.

Yes a separator would help a little – but integrating into the combo box would be ever better ;-)


> Cheers,
> -- 
> .. manuq ..

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