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Re: Guide lines
I think you are right, it is important to unify the layout of views. I
think too it could be a big point of guide lines because it concerns
fields in form view but also, buttons in search views, layout in
reports, some terminology and some functionalities.
If you have more precise examples or other things which should be
unified, feel free to add what you think about this point.
Thanks for your contribution.
Borja López Soilán (Pexego) a écrit :
The guide looks great, good job! :D
Now, I think you should take a look at the "unified layout of forms"
discussions that took place on April on the Accounting Experts mailing
list, and maybe add some of the ideas discussed there to the guide:
* Similar documents should have similar interface:
If document A has a field F, and document B has also an F field,
that field should be on the same place on the form (being inside
the a notebook page with the same title on both, being at the
top/right/left/bottom on both, having the same colspan, using
the same name/translation...) unless there is a good reason not
to do so.
This makes the interface easier to learn: Once you master the
sales form, you should be like a fish in the water with the
purchases form (on the 5.0 this is not true
* Long names / address fields should have colspan 4, or be at
least longer than normal fields, so the user can read the full
address/name easily on small screens.
* Functionality should be consistent between similar documents:
For example sale orders have "payment terms" (so the user can
preset the payment terms that should be used when invoicing);
purchase orders do not/*/, why?: To me this is not only a
functionality problem but also an usability problem: The user
would expect to be able to preset the payment terms on the
purchases just as he does on the sales, he will be disappointed
when he notices that there is not such option.
/(* we just added a "purchase_payment" module to the
extra-addons that adds payment info to purchase orders; but I
think that the sale&purchase modules should be consistent in
Aline Preillon wrote:
I have published one guide line on my blog
next weeks, I will publish many guide lines.
The current goal of the usability team is simplify the use of the
software. Therefore, we are interested in your ideas regarding this
Borja López Soilán
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