Making Pidgin small-screen-friendly
Elliott Sales de Andrade
qulogic at pidgin.im
Sun Feb 22 02:19:06 EST 2009
On Sat, Feb 21, 2009 at 7:38 PM, Casey Ho <pidgin at caseyho.com> wrote:
> I played around with the Add Buddy Pounce dialog some, and placed the
> options in the "Pounce When Buddy" into 4 columns instead of two.
> * The dialog height is under 580px.
> * On a 540px screen the add/cancel buttons are readable and usable, so
> no functionality is lost. * Increasing to 4 columns does not widen
> the dialog (with English)
> The four column list is readable and actually works well- probably
> because the side-by-side items share the same usage.
I was thinking something more like:
* Sends a message * Starts typing * Pauses while typing * Stops typing
* Goes away * Returns from away * Becomes idle * Is no longer idle
* Signs on * Signs off
which seems to be better grouping to me, but I'm not sure what you
mean by "share the same usage".
Unfortunately that seems to leave some of the longer options all on
one line, and I'm not sure how that translates.
> See screenshot at http://caseyho.com/misc/pidgin/
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