Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Mar 2010 20:43 UTC, submitted by kragil
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Canonical has unveiled a complete branding overhaul, redesigning everything from the Ubuntu website to its logos and marketing material. However, what interests me more are the new Gtk+ themes, and even then, I'm not interested in the colour choices and the like. No - what stood out to me right away was not the theme itself - but the placement of the titlebar widgets.
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RE[2]: Notification Pop-ups
by thelastdodo on Wed 3rd Mar 2010 21:38 UTC in reply to "RE: Notification Pop-ups"
thelastdodo
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2008-10-07

I dont think so. While people are right handed, they tend to look on the left of the screen more. The reason is that we read text from the left to the right. The start menu is also on the left btw.

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RE[3]: Notification Pop-ups
by Blind on Wed 3rd Mar 2010 22:09 in reply to "RE[2]: Notification Pop-ups"
Blind Member since:
2009-09-24

Look at the current http://mozilla.org page layout, it is a prime example of what usability studies have given us. It's definitely right side driven.

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RE[4]: Notification Pop-ups
by Lennie on Wed 3rd Mar 2010 23:50 in reply to "RE[3]: Notification Pop-ups"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

If it's rightside driven, why are the 'read on' links all over the place and not right-aligned ?

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RE[3]: Notification Pop-ups
by KAMiKAZOW on Thu 4th Mar 2010 00:51 in reply to "RE[2]: Notification Pop-ups"
KAMiKAZOW Member since:
2005-07-06

I dont think so. While people are right handed, they tend to look on the left of the screen more. The reason is that we read text from the left to the right. The start menu is also on the left btw.

That's purely habit. Mac OS X sorts desktop icons from right to left.
Mac OS X and even GNOME have a right-to-left button order.
Arab and Hebrew are read from right to left.
Japanese can basically be written in almost any direction as long as it's consistent within one text.

As a right-handed man I think it's more practical to write from left to right, because I don't smear the ink on the paper with my writing hand, but reading in another direction just requires a few minutes of adjusting.

Edited 2010-03-04 00:54 UTC

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