Fwd: Progress Indicators - Rough Draft (please comment)

Justin justin.obara at utoronto.ca
Fri Aug 29 17:39:57 UTC 2008



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> From: Justin <justin.obara at utoronto.ca>
> Date: August 29, 2008 1:39:45 PM GMT-04:00
> To: Jonathan Hung <jonathan.hung at utoronto.ca>
> Subject: Re: Progress Indicators - Rough Draft (please comment)
>
> Hello,
>
> see comments inline below
>
> thanks
> Justin
>
> On 29-Aug-08, at 12:37 PM, Jonathan Hung wrote:
>
>> 1. I like the words better. Easier to see at a glance where things  
>> are at.
>>
>> 2. Perhaps using a {panel} instead? That way you also get more  
>> options for colours etc. Also, this may not be an appropriate use  
>> of an info box. :)
>
> I have put some of the examples in panels, and put up a few  
> different color schemes.
>
>>
>>
>> 3. They can be. Hard to say in this example.
>
> The links may be less necessary when they are on the actual  
> component pages.
>
>>
>>
>> 4. Acronyms (like "I.E.") made me think. Maybe if we used up to 2  
>> lines to describe the function it would be better.
>
> I like this idea, but not too sure how to implement it. Any  
> thoughts.. maybe if they were in columns... I'll see if I can cook  
> up an example of that.
>
>>
>>
>> 5.
>> - Is the purpose of the indicator to *NOT* show features that are  
>> in progress, right? only complete or in complete features?
>
> I'm not sure if it should show partial progress. One of the uploader  
> examples shows partial progress. Any thoughts on this? It may turn  
> out that the features won't even have a usable partially complete  
> state.
>
>>
>>
>> - Sometimes feature implementation doesn't occur in a sequential  
>> manner, I guess we would edit the progress bar if the order has  
>> changed around?
>
> That will probably be the easiest. If the features are laid out in  
> progressive stages it will be less likely that edits will be needed.
>
>>
>>
>>
>> Looking good!
>>
>>
>> ---
>> Jonathan Hung / jonathan.hung at utoronto.ca
>> University of Toronto - ATRC
>> Tel: (416) 946-3002
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Aug 29, 2008 at 10:42 AM, Justin <justin.obara at utoronto.ca>  
>> wrote:
>> Hello,
>>
>> I have been working on the progress indicators for the fluid  
>> components. These indicators are supposed to show how far along in  
>> development a component is.
>>
>> Please take a look and let me know what you think.
>>
>> http://wiki.fluidproject.org/display/fluid/Component+Progress+Indicator
>>
>>
>> I also have some specific questions.
>>
>> What style is better? (words or numbers with a numbered list)
>> Does having it in an info box help or hinder?
>> Are the links useful?
>> Are the features accurate/clear? (for Layout Customizer and  
>> Reorderer I am still developing a list of features. Any suggestions?)
>> Any other comments, questions, concerns and etc.
>>
>>
>> Thank You
>> Justin
>>
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