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Item3979: NatEditContrib: Create nice icon buttons with a designer touch

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For consistency, it would be nice to use Arthur's standard icons & create new ones where needed. See TWikiDocGraphics.

-- TWiki:Main/PeterThoeny - 27 Apr 2007

Which icons would you like to use for what function?

-- TWiki:Main.MichaelDaum - 27 Apr 2007

I realize that most would need to be created; this enhancement is definitely not a release blocker.

We can use some, such as Save (save), Cancel (cancel), Attach file (attach)

On cancel, both are common, an "X" and an "". See http://images.google.com/images?as_q=cancel&output=images&imgsz=icon

-- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny - 27 Apr 2007

I'd prefer merge some of CarloSchulz's icons with the current ones. They look nicer and stay in the same icon theme.

-- TWiki:Main.MichaelDaum - 27 Apr 2007

Yes Carlos buttons are nice. They are attached to the contrib dev topic.

-- TWiki:Main.KennethLavrsen - 27 Apr 2007

I prefer larger buttons as well - larger than the doc graphics. Carlo's designs are a good start and can be tweaked a bit.

-- TWiki:Main.ArthurClemens - 27 Apr 2007

Good point about the larger buttons.

I find the current NatEditContrib buttuns bare bone. The editor would look much more sexy with buttons touched by a designer. A simple change can make a big difference, such as with a gray gradient background, as done in the TWiki:Plugins/SmartEditAddOn. I changed the summary to reflect the change in scope.

I did a quick study: Sample of buttons in aqua look:

-- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny - 27 Apr 2007

the aqua buttons are cool (maybe a bit too mac alike wink ) but i do not like the TWiki:Plugins/SmartEditAddOn ones or do you mean just the gray gradient background?

-- TWiki:Main.CarloSchulz - 28 Apr 2007

I will rework the markup of the current edit toolbar so that different button themes can be applied using css.

-- TWiki:Main.MichaelDaum - 28 Apr 2007

I'd like to make the aqua look the default. If you agree I will create the buttons.

-- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny - 29 Apr 2007

NatEditContrib is themable now. So create a new aqua icon set and check it in under pub/TWiki/NatEditContrib/aqua/*png

I don't like the aqua style to be the default. That's too worn out.

-- TWiki:Main.MichaelDaum - 02 May 2007

Yep, design is always a matter of taste. No offence, I find the current buttons old fashioned. Hence my preference to have nicely designed buttons by default.

-- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny - 07 May 2007

Shall I step in between? smile It could preserve some consistency with the other TWiki icons.

-- TWiki:Main.ArthurClemens - 07 May 2007

If NatEditContrib is themeable and it's easy to switch the button design it would be cool to have different designs to choose from. Is it possible to use some kind of TWiki:TWikiVariables a user can set in his personal topic to choose a specifc design?

Something like

   * Set BUTTONSTYLE = default, aqua, twiki, etc.

-- TWiki:Main.CarloSchulz - 09 May 2007


-- TWiki:Main.MichaelDaum - 10 May 2007

This item is closed isn't it? If not reopen...

-- TWiki:Main.CarloSchulz - 08 Oct 2007

Summary NatEditContrib: Create nice icon buttons with a designer touch
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny
Codebase ~twiki4
SVN Range TWiki-4.1.2, Fri, 27 Apr 2007, build 13539
AppliesTo Extension
Component NatEditContrib
Priority Enhancement
CurrentState Closed


TargetRelease n/a

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PNGpng aqua_buttons.png r1 manage 4.8 K 2007-04-28 - 00:03 PeterThoeny Sample of buttons in aqua look
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Topic revision: r17 - 2007-10-08 - CarloSchulz
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