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On Tue, 2011-03-08 at 00:02 +0100, Christoph Noack wrote:
(CCing the Design Team mailing list)

Hi Michael, all!

@ Design: We've got a hint by Michael concerning our icons ...

Am Montag, den 07.03.2011, 20:34 +0000 schrieb Michael Meeks:
Hi Christophe / Bernhard,

    Meet Jon - working on the UI design for GNOME 3.0 - and he is missing
some high-res icons for LibreOffice to make us look rather pretty in the
new shell.

Hi Jon! I've consumed quite some information and had a brief look at
Gnome 3 at the FOSDEM. Quite promising, although the crowd around me
made it quite difficult to test it thoroughly ;-)

Are there any new "visual guidelines" we should keep in mind for Gnome 3
(or all the freedesktop related stuff)?

I haven't done a careful review of the most recent libreoffice.
However, a few general guidelines spring to mind besides the use of
hires icons.

We're deprecating with the intent of eliminating the use of
GtkStatusIcons (the notification area).  So there are things like:

We're also have new guidelines for notifications (libnotify type).  Do
you use those at all?

We have new behaviors around modal dialogs.  We're using Mac-like sheets
to display modal dialogs.  Windows of type hint dialog that are modal.
It looks like some of the dialogs you may expect to be of this type
aren't marked as such, like:

Other things to note in that screenshot are:
 * the button order is incorrect for use in GNOME.  The Print button
should be at the right side.
 * the horizontal separator should be removed from just above the
buttons at the bottom of the dialog.
 * It seems that the app as a whole isn't honoring the GNOME setting for
menu and button mnemonics.  In GNOME we don't show these by default but
only when the user presses Alt.  I'm not completely sure how that is
implemented.  It would be best to talk to one of the GTK+ developers I

Hope that is helpful.  Please let me know if I can assist.


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