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From Andre Fischer <>
Subject Re: [UX] - Design Exploration - Dockable Task Pane (Sidebar) - Tab User Interface Design
Date Fri, 02 Nov 2012 08:11:54 GMT
On 01.11.2012 17:02, RGB ES wrote:
> 2012/11/1 Andre Fischer <>
>> On 01.11.2012 09:59, Kevin Grignon wrote:
>>> Hello All,
>>> I've been exploring design alternatives for adding navigation tabs to the
>>> docked task pane.
>>> See:
>>> Exploration_-_Docked_Task_**Pane_Container_-_Tab_User_**Interface_Design<>
>> We should keep in mind that there are not only UX changes involved here.
>>   I see three areas to work on:
>> 1. UX.  Look and feel.  Kevin has made the first step in this area.
>> 2. Programming framework.  There is already a UNO API for plugable sidebar
>> controls in general.  There is a C++ framework for the side bar used in
>> Impress.  These different approaches should be unified and extended to be
>> usable by all AOO applications and by extension developers.
>> 3. Sidebar content.  At the moment I only know the sidebar in AOO Impress
>> (implemented a large part of it myself) and the Symphony sidebar.
> You can dock the stylist, the navigator, the gallery and the old "fontwork
> tool" to have a sort of sidebar on all AOO components.

I know.  And it will be a challenge, at least on the technical level, to 
join all the different features that we have to today, that can 
contribute the new side bar.


> Regards
> Ricardo
>> I think that we want the sidebar for AOO Writer and Calc, too, and have to
>> think about what to put into it.  Here we can learn and copy a lot from
>> Symphony.
>> -Andre

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