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From Kevin Grignon <kevingrignon...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [UX] - Design Exploration - Dockable Task Pane (Sidebar) - Tab User Interface Design
Date Mon, 05 Nov 2012 02:56:32 GMT
On Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 4:11 PM, Andre Fischer <awf.aoo@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 01.11.2012 17:02, RGB ES wrote:
>
>> 2012/11/1 Andre Fischer <awf.aoo@gmail.com>
>>
>>  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:
>>>> http://wiki.openoffice.org/****wiki/AOO_UX_Design_**<http://wiki.openoffice.org/**wiki/AOO_UX_Design_**>
>>>> Exploration_-_Docked_Task_****Pane_Container_-_Tab_User_****
>>>> Interface_Design<http://wiki.**openoffice.org/wiki/AOO_UX_**
>>>> Design_Exploration_-_Docked_**Task_Pane_Container_-_Tab_**
>>>> User_Interface_Design<http://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/AOO_UX_Design_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.
>
>  -Andre
>
>
>
>> 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
>>>
>>>
>

In my next iteration, I define the content area. Then we can see how the
tabs are rendered with content.

Regards,
Kevin

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