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1 localhost commented Permalink

Hi Theo,yes, I suppose we can do that. One point I wanted to make in combining them all was that Notes 8 ALLOWS you to combine them all :) but I'll look into making separate documents.

2 localhost commented Trackback

Hi Mary Beth,Just downloaded and read the PDF (diagonally).A long overdue and necessary document.Great work. Keep updating it.Only thing that would make me happy, is that you would split it up by developer platforms. A lot of people only develop using the Domino Designer, and have no need for the Sametime info.Tx a lot.

3 localhost commented Permalink

Very useful document. Always helpful to get a reminder about accessibility requirements while in pursuit of visual coolness.

In Appendix A: "Error dialog boxes appear in one of the following three forms: Error, Warning, or Critical"
... did you mean: "Informational, Warning or Critical" ??

4 localhost commented Permalink

@Carl, oh, yeah, nice catch, indeed the intent is that the dialog is informational.

5 localhost commented Permalink

Great document to have, but rather than separating it into individual documents for each development enviroment...

it would be great if the style-advice appeared with the relevent contextual-help in the IDE. So not only would we be reminded how to do something, we'd also be 'prodded' as to how best/stylishly to do it. :o)

6 localhost commented Trackback

Yeah, very usefull.


7 localhost commented Permalink

What about following the design guidelines of the Host OS?Especially regarding the Integrated Sametime Icon which is incorporated as a Notification Icon in Linux/GNOME. The notification area, according to the GNOME Human Interface Guidelines, should be used for notifications, not for applets that continually sit on the panel.

GNOME HIG: http://developer.gnome.org/projects/gup/hig/Section on the notification area: http://developer.gnome.org/projects/gup/hig/2.0/de sktop-notification-area.html
As an example this area would be where you show a mail envelope icon when (and only when) the user has new email. If there is no new email, no icon is shown.
Notes8 fails to follow this rule and for that every time the notification area is restarted, the Sametime icon is lost until notes is restarted.
The same comment goes for Notes on Mac where this behaviour is even more annoying.
In general Notes is a great product and I agree on having a design guideline for all apps/plugins in the suite, but it doesn't follow any other guidelines than it's own. I believe a great product should somewhat follow it's base system's design for usability.

8 localhost commented Trackback

Interesting article, thanks for that Mary beth.

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