[maemo-developers] Color wheel mockup (was: Community widgets for Fremantle)

From: Thomas Perl th.perl at gmail.com
Date: Thu Oct 1 19:45:28 EEST 2009
2009/10/1 Cornelius Hald <hald at icandy.de>:
>> I have created a small mockup of a possible
>> HildonExtrasColorChooserDialog. It uses a view in Edit mode (is that the
>> correct term?) to be able to fit the colorwheel in the screen without
>> making it too small. On the left, there is space for the six last used
>> colors. On the right, the use can adjust the selected color in greater
>> detail, even entering the HTML-equivalent code.
>> I thought about adding a way to select the kind of values to be entered
>> (RGB, CMYK, HSL...).
>> What do you think?
> thanks for joining the discussion and for providing the mockup :)
> First, I like that you've not given up on the color wheel. I think it's
> a nice way of selecting a color. The problems is, that it takes quite
> some space, so the idea to use the complete window makes a sense here.
> The problem is, that it seems a bit inconsistent with the rest because
> most of the time simple dialogs are used. For me personally this is not
> a big problem, but it might be for others.
> I think the buttons on the left would not be needed as this dialog would
> already be the "Advanced" view of the simple color chooser. If you
> remove those and save some space on the right, maybe you could fit it
> into a normal dialog?
> It will probably get a bit difficult to find the right "Advanced"
> dialog. But it's great that we already have choice :)
> What do other think about this mockup?

I like it, although as you said it would be nice to fit it in a dialog, so
we can pop it up from the "Advanced" button. (Oh, and do we want to
have a "Simple" button on the advanced dialog so that we can switch
back and forth between the two dialogs?)

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