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Re: [libreoffice-documentation] Question of Terminology?


OK, so we already have clear definitions in the HIG Guide:
https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/File:LO-HIG_SideeBar-Terminology.png
which I guess is the basis for Figure 8 on page 15 in chapter 1 of the
most recent Getting Started Guide.


On 31.05.2019 15:34, Drew Jensen wrote:
> Howdy,
>
> An example of deck and panel usage is in this blog from 2017
> https://design.blog.documentfoundation.org/2017/02/16/guidelines-for-keyboard-navigation-in-the-sidebar/
>
>
> On Fri, May 31, 2019 at 9:24 AM Cathy Crumbley <catcrumb@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I don't have strong opinions about what we should use, but keep in mind
>> that we need two different terms to describe the subunits of sidebars.
>>
>> Thus, at least in other LO guides I have worked on, "decks" are the
>> equivalent of pages and "panels" are the equivalent of sections of
>> pages. When I first ran across this usage, I remember thinking that
>> "deck" seemed a somewhat unusual word for this context while "panel"
>> seemed like a good choice for either a "page" or a "section."
>>
>> An alternative could be to treat sidebars like dialogs, so they would be
>> composed of pages, with each page containing sections. As someone with
>> little knowledge of UX language, this would be more user friendly for me.
>>
>> However, "deck" and "panel" are already being used in LO documentation.
>> How important is it to be consistent with other documentation?
>>
>> On 5/30/2019 11:32 PM, kees538@libreoffice.org wrote:
>>> In Dutch we also call it "Paneel" (Panel).
>>> Don't know if this helps.
>>>
>>> Greetings,
>>> Kees
>>>
>>> Dave Barton schreef op 30.05.2019 13:00:
>>>> Thanks Luke, your input (2c worth) is much appreciated. I am inclined to
>>>> agree with you on this specific aspect, but I am seeking general
>>>> consensus from the wider team/community on the standardization of this
>>>> and other terminologies used in our documentation.
>>>>
>>>> Any other opinions about describing sidebar components as "Panels" or
>>>> "Decks" in the user guides?
>>>>
>>>> Dave
>>>>
>>>> On 27.05.2019 23:02, Luke (gmail) wrote:
>>>>> My 2c is that Panel is more commonly used and understood by the
>>>>> average person.
>>>>>
>>>>> "Decks" may well be more familiar to those within the UX profession.
>>>>>
>>>>> luke
>>>>>
>>>>> On 28/5/19 2:00 am, Dave Barton wrote:
>>>>>> Hi Folks,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I am working to finish my (very slow) review of Jean's revision of
>>>>>> CG6204. In the process it occurred to me that in this and other guides
>>>>>> we have mostly used the term "Panel" to reference parts of the
>>>>>> sidebar,
>>>>>> whereas the UX/Design folks and some support channels commonly
>>>>>> refer to
>>>>>> sidebar "Decks".
>>>>>>
>>>>>> While this is definitely not a critical issue, I feel that we
>>>>>> should as
>>>>>> far as possible maintain consistency in the terminology we use to
>>>>>> identify the components of the software's UI.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Any thoughts, or should we discuss at the next meeting?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Dave
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
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References:
[libreoffice-documentation] Question of Terminology?Dave Barton <daveb@libreoffice.org>
Re: [libreoffice-documentation] Question of Terminology?"Luke (gmail)" <luke.kendall@gmail.com>
Re: [libreoffice-documentation] Question of Terminology?Dave Barton <daveb@libreoffice.org>
Re: [libreoffice-documentation] Question of Terminology?kees538@libreoffice.org
Re: [libreoffice-documentation] Question of Terminology?Cathy Crumbley <catcrumb@gmail.com>
Re: [libreoffice-documentation] Question of Terminology?Drew Jensen <drewjensen.inbox@gmail.com>
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