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Re: Better HIG layout


Should the example code be in the HIG or the granite doocuentation? Maybe we could link to the API reference for our own wigdets, and demonstrate techniques like padding and background tasks in the HIG itself?

On Sun, Apr 7, 2013 at 6:03 PM, Sergey Shnatsel Davidoff <sergey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hey guys,

Our HIG feels a little abstract right now. It communicates the ideals but gives little idea about how to implement the recommendations. I thought it would be cool to include example code that implements the recommendations in Vala/GTK/Granite. For example it's hard for me to get all the padding right in http://elementaryos.org/docs/human-interface-guidelines/ui-toolkit-elements/windows/dialogs or implement proper handling of background tasks (btw, are we updating the relevant HIG article or not?). A side-by-side layout where you can see the recommendations AND example code that implements them would be great IMO.


Sergey "Shnatsel" Davidoff
OS architect @ elementary

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