UI Options wireframes

Gary Thompson gary at unicon.net
Thu Oct 30 16:45:21 UTC 2008


Good point.  I think I confused the matter by selecting color palettes 
that mapped exactly back to the original template choices.  It needs 
further user research and testing, but the thought would be that the 
template would set not just color, but also some preset options (like 
text size) that would prevent the user from the burden of having to 
individually select all of those settings (especially picking a complete 
color scheme and understanding the implications).  The color palette 
option will not replicate the other templates, but would allow selection 
from other color variations that the template offers.  It may be that we 
discover that the color palette option isn't needed.

I hope that helps clear it up.  I will modify the wireframes to better 
reflect what the color palette does.


Allison Bloodworth wrote:
> Hi Gary,
> Very nice work! The *one* thing I had a little trouble understanding 
> was how some of the settings in Step 2, Set Preferences related to the 
> template. It appears that Color Palette 1 is basically the same color 
> as template 1, same for Color Palette 2, and Color Palette 3 seems to 
> correspond to template 4. It looked at first that there were some 
> redundancies between those two sections, and I spent some time trying 
> to figure it out.
> I think the templates are a great way to show people a recommended 
> combination of settings, but I found it a little confusing that it 
> seemed that you could in essence change one template to another by 
> just adjusting things in step 2, Set Preferences. E.g. it appears I 
> could create the High Visualization 1 template myself by choosing 
> *any* template and then selecting Color Palette 2 and a larger text 
> size. I wonder it would be helpful to indicate that the template is 
> just a starting point, almost all of which can be changed in step 2? 
> That's how I understand it's functionality at least.
> Cheers,
> Allison
> On Oct 24, 2008, at 9:29 AM, Daphne Ogle wrote:
>> Nice job Gary!  This is really looking good.
>> -Daphne
>> On Oct 23, 2008, at 4:08 PM, Gary Thompson wrote:
>>> I have posted wireframes for the User Interface Options:
>>> http://wiki.fluidproject.org/display/fluid/User+Interface+Options+Wireframes 
>>> This incorporates some changes from initial feedback and discussion.
>>> Please take a look and let me know if you have feedback.
>>> Gary
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