[Qgis-developer] 'File' versus 'Project'

Larry Shaffer larrys at dakotacarto.com
Wed Apr 24 10:09:37 PDT 2013


On Wed, Apr 24, 2013 at 10:51 AM, John C. Tull <jctull at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Antonio,
> I think it is more about having consistency for the platform than anything
> else. We want the user to find the application familiar. The death-knell of
> many an OS X application on review sites is how non-Mac-like the
> application feels. Users expect the menubar to exist and to provide a means
> of navigating standard application operations.
> Developers will provide their own customization in different formats.
> Microsoft Office has their "ribbon" interface that provides "organized"
> drop-downs and formatting elements outside of the menubar, but you are able
> to do most of the same stuff by navigating the menus and options therein.
> http://www.geek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/Office-for-Mac-ribbon-default-1024x614.png
> I think we can achieve the customization desired while maintaining the HIG
> for OSX.

Ignoring the other suggestions for a moment, changing the File menu name to
Project (or Composer) does not go against the HIG for OS X (the initial
discussion of this thread). This has be established. It does affect user
expectations, however.

> Cheers,
> John
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