GNOME Human Interface Guidelines (GNOME 2). Available Versions: · .3 · · · · · · Same documents, formatted as a. GNOME Human Interface Guidelines. Goals; Resources and Planning; Draft Content; Redundant Content. The primary role of the HIG is to. GNOME Human Interface Guidelines · Controls. A frame is a box with a title that you can draw around controls to organise them into functional groups.

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GNOME Human Interface Guidelines 2.2.3

In Figurethe appearance indicates that the left area would respond to a double click perhaps by saving the documentand the progress indicator on the right is non-interactive.

Subclasses of GtkStatusbar should use the drag handle provided by that class. Text Entry Fields 6. Go to page content Go to main menu Go huamn the search field. Kinds of Icons 9. The major components discussed will be labels, icons, radio buttons and check boxes, text fields, command buttons, and drop-down menus. Rather than using bordered frames, use frames without borders, bold labels to make the categories stand out, and indented contents.

Visual layout Arranging elements within user interfaces. A statusbar is an area at the bottom of a window that can be used to display brief information about the status of the application.

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Use spacing and bold headers instead. If you have never read the Human Interface Guidelines before, it is recommended that you start with the essentials section, in particular the design principles page, before continuing to learn about the design patterns. Drop-down Combination Boxes 6.

About Users Administrators Developers. Gno,e way, when something interesting does appear in the statusbar, the user is more likely to notice it. Go himan page content Go to main menu Go to the search field. The user may therefore never see anything you display there, unless they know when and where to look for it. Provide adequate space between controls and groups of controls.

Keep It Simple and Pretty 1.

User interface elements Guidelines on common elements, such as buttons, progress bars and popovers. Responding to User Requests 7. Types of Menu 4. It incorporates a blend of modern design thinking, along with a concern for practicality and ease of use. Types of Visual Feedback 7. This is particularly important within a group of controls, so that the user’s ability to quickly scan information is not sacrificed.

The user’s eye is not given a proper anchor to scan the interfaxe quickly. Only use statusbars to display non-critical information. Intrface input Keyboard navigation, access and shortcut keys.


About This Document What’s new? Go to page content Go to main menu Go to the search field. A reimplementation of a status bar, which is discouraged, should also reimplement the GtkStatusbar drag handle in both appearance and function.

If most of the labels in a group greatly differ in length, right-align them instead, so that the controls do not end up too far away from their corresponding labels.

GNOME Human Interface Guidelines

Characteristics of Responsive Applications 7. Placing Entries in the Applications Menu 2. Interface elements – guidance on the various intrface elements, such as buttons, switches, and sliders, that you can use in your application. A frame is a box with a title that you can draw around controls to organise them into functional groups. For example, “Drop files here to upload them”.

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Structure of the HIG. They have three main sections:. This is called “layout” in interface design.