Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Nov 2009 16:49 UTC, submitted by irbis
Gnome GNOME 3, the much talked about next generation GNOME introduces a radical shift from the interface found in GNOME 2.x. Digitizor has a quick visual tour of GNOME 3 in Ubuntu 9.10.
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Nothing New
by OSGuy on Fri 13th Nov 2009 21:35 UTC
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2006-01-01

Looks like these people have never heard of the word "ecstatic" & "professionalism" just like the rest of GNOME & KDE.

Example One: http://digitizor.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/gnome3_5.png <- Look at how close the text label to the buttons is + pay attention on its X an Y coordinates. It is a joke and *no* do *not* tell me it is "alpha beta blah blah whatever" because based on my observations in the past, I know *nothing* will change for the final release.

Example: 2 http://digitizor.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/gnome3_1.png <- Again text is not on the middle, not positioned properly + it is too large and I know when you try to make it smaller it will look awful because as usual fonts suck in X when you have them in size 8, they are all squashed overlapping each other.

The entire GUI is extra large and non-sleek. Too much wasted spaced between Item 1 and Item 2....Everything just looks out of proportion + dark background does not make it look good.

And please don't even get me started on KDE...

Edited 2009-11-13 21:41 UTC

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RE: Nothing New
by Soulbender on Sat 14th Nov 2009 14:49 in reply to "Nothing New"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

You do realize that this is en extremely early development version, right? You're just not mindlessly whining, right?

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RE[2]: Nothing New
by OSGuy on Sat 14th Nov 2009 21:11 in reply to "RE: Nothing New"
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2006-01-01

and *no* do *not* tell me it is "alpha beta blah blah whatever" because based on my observations in the past, I know *nothing* will change for the final release.

Obviously you did not pay attention to my comment and if it does change, good but I am not expecting it.

Some tips and hints to GNOME developers: (these are based on 2.x)

1. Did you know that when you "second" click on an icon, you should set the icon in "Edit" mode so that the user can rename the icon instead of doing nothing?

2. Did you know when you go to "File Properties" and when you are done with it, when you hit "Enter" box dialog box should actually close rather than doing nothing?

3. Did you know when you move icons on the panel, the space between each icon should be automatically assigned/set for the user and all of the icons to the right automatically should move to the left with equal spacing instead of doing nothing and making the user to move icon separately?

4. Dragging menu items from within the menu itself makes it a lot easier to re-arrange menu icons.

5. When you assign a text to an icon such as the desktop menu or a toolbar, the text's "assignment" should appear on the middle of the icon, *not* on the top? + both the size of the text and the size of the icon should be with acceptable sizes. Each icon should be equal in size and the spacing between should be equal.


These above are "some" of the common usability guide lines that would make using GNOME at least more user friendly.

Edited 2009-11-14 21:30 UTC

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