I think that there's a bug open to make the tool bar button size
dynamically, primarily to make them usable on hidpi monitors. Are
this and the combo box size issue related?|
On 09/12/15 05:04 PM, Doug Schaefer
Is maybe the first
step to make it look and act like everything that's
already on the tool bar?
The New Connection is what it would look like and -1 to
The issue is that you’re showing 16 pixel high images and
text in a combo boxes. You need at least two pixels of margin
to make that look good plus the border giving you 22 pixels
high, right now there’s 5 pixels of margin height giving us
more like 28 pixels. Given that buttons are 32 pixels square,
it’s a little unbalanced as it is. But you can’t really have
the buttons smaller than the combos. That would look dumb.
Frankly, I like the idea of pushing the metaphors that we
use and challenging look and feel assumptions. I actually
quite like the look of the Launch Bar. It does, however,
stand out like a sore thumb.
You should have heard what the UX designers we were working
with though of the current Eclipse look and feel (a bunch of
crazy Swedes from Malmo :) ). They insisted that all images
should be no smaller than 32 pixel and all icons that you hardly
use should be removed. We’ve already toned down the original
design. If you get a chance, take a look at the first BlackBerry
Momentics IDE that the launch bar appeared in. When our product
manager first showed it at a dev conference, one of the audience
members came up after and gave him a hug thanking him for all
the great work we’ve done to make it easier to use. You know
you’re doing something right when that happens.
The buttons need to be reactive.
Yup, I there’s a bug open on that already.
On 09/12/15 04:32 PM, Doug
It would be good to show it off and maybe it¹ll
spark in someone a way to make it not look like crap.
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