2012/9/18 Tim Lyons <guy.linton@...>
> Seriously though, I agree with John that 'People' is not completely ideal.
> I agree that one should choose the best words, irrespective of other
> but out of interest: Family tree maker use people, and person when
> displaying one of them. Roots Magic uses People. PAF uses Individual when
> editing one of them, and also Individual when displaying a list of them,
> which seems wrong.
> If you go with People, then the edit page has to be called Edit Person,
> which seems odd. (Both because Edit Person seems to be too formal, and
> because it is so obviously different from the plural People).
> One possibility would be Individuals and Edit Individual.
> As for Graph, I suggest Chart or Charts. Graph suggests points and lines,
> which is OK-ish for Graph view, but not right for the other views.
> In general, I don't think that "something new users want to check out" or
> "users should notice it" are good criteria for a user interface. That
> approach leads to Sales Demo interfaces where the main point is that it
> looks good for the salesman (in the computer shop) to demonstrate the
> product, without regard to actual ongoing use (e.g. the latest versions of
> MS Word).
> As for the different views in a Category, I suggest tabs along the top. If
> you don't want to loose the vertical space, then do we really need the
> icons along the top? Family Trees is only used very very occasionally to
> change the tree (say at most once a session). Back, Forward, home and
> clipboard are quite useful, but not really all that essential there. If you
> want to look like Word etc., why are copy paste, cut, undo redo there (this
> is NOT an argument that they should be there). Reports and Tools just seem
> unnecessary there.
> So, I would get rid of the toolbar (at least turn it off by default) and
> the space for tabs. I wonder whether the selection of items on the toolbar
> needs to be re-thought anyway.
Common users use the mouse, so the toolbar off by default is not ok to me.
You are free to switch it of in the View menu, so hiding it by default
seems too much. I personally use back/forward a lot. Normally I add things
in the relationship view, then adding partner buttons in toolbar needed,...
Making sure features can be discovered in a user interface without throwing
things in the face of the user and without cluttering things too much is
the most difficult thing in design.
Obviously, as we all use Gramps, we want it as usefull as possible for our
own use scenario.
Showing the tabs should be an easy hack as we now just hide them, question
is to do that with an option (I would say yes, as I think I personally will
not like it :-) , and what if option what the best default is.
The position of the tabs can be set easily:
Somebody should provide a patch to see how it looks.
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