[RCD] New compose screen?

Rimas Kudelis rq at akl.lt
Sat Jun 26 09:56:10 CEST 2010


 +1 from me. But I would also like Sender drop-down to have same width
as Recipient field (like in Phil's mockup). It makes top area look more
polished.

Rimas


2010.06.25 22:00, Ryan Horrisberger rašė:
> My favorite by far is ALEC's http://detached.gigo.com/rc/yd/F3Do0grg/compose-full2.png for the following reasons:
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> * The headers above the body, means people know how to use it without even thinking, there is no need to scan the page to understand a different format.  It also jives with how we expect to read a  message we receive, with the headers above the message body.
>
> * I love the 'gear' in the lower left corner which hides options that are not often changed, providing a simpler, less cluttered UI.  While it's clear to me that a 'gear' icon is where one could go select options, most of my users would be befuddled, I think a text label of 'options' or the like would be necessary.
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> *Text labels of Send Now / Cancel are a welcome addition.  Several users are confused thinking the green arrow means send.  Small text labels below all the icons would be a great addition.  It is clear to me what they mean but I regularly have users who don't know the red circle with a line through it means delete etc.
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> I also think tweaking it slightly to use Phi's version of attachments http://detached.gigo.com/rc/JX/meswyk1/rc_compose.jpg is more visually appealing since most messages don't have attachments, and so it's fitting that the attachments area is small and subtle.  
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> ALEC's compose-full2.png  is a design that makes good use of space, that my users will immediately be comfortable with.  This makes me happy.
>
> --ryan
>
>
> On Jun 25, 2010, at 12:27 PM, Phil Weir wrote:
>
>> Attached is my idea. It's a mixture of one of the ones from Alec and from
>> Marcus. Here are the key points:
>>
>> *) Full width editor
>> *) I used the current way of displaying attachments because I think have a
>> box with the grey bar at the bottom makes the element to "strong" my eye is
>> drawn to it and it doesn't seem right.
>> *) Send/Cancel buttons in the bottom left because that's where they are
>> everywhere else in RC and "integrated" into the grey bar
>> *) I haven't put a folder is because I am worried the user will find it
>> confusing, are they supposed to click on the folders in the list? If they do
>> will it save the sent message there rather than in the default location?
>> Would it open the folder, and kill the message being composed?
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Phil
>>
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