[Bf-funboard] Menu Layout Details

Hadrien Brissaud hadriscus at gmail.com
Tue Jul 9 20:20:22 CEST 2013


I agree, the titles seem easier to read. I'd keep the icon column aligned
with the icon displayed in the menu button, though, so as to maintain
verticality. Petty details hmmm ? But it's good thinking about such layout
concerns, I am completely in favor of this.


On 9 July 2013 17:54, Harley Acheson <harley.acheson at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> I was looking at the menus trying to figure out why they look a bit...
> clunky to me. The layout of them is a bit awkward and it actually
> hurts their readability.
> If you look at the following image you will see that some very small
> changes can make them look a lot more polished and easier to use:
> http://www.pasteall.org/pic/show.php?id=55157
> In the above image I've made no changes to the sizes of the text or
> icons, nor have altered any vertical spacing.
> The icons are currently scrunched against the left side which harms
> recognition - they really need breathing room.  And you need a certain
> distance between the icons and the text to make them separate columns
> in a way (so you don't visually connect them as if the icon is some strange
> letter, if you know what I mean) but not so far away that they become
> disconnected.
> We have separation lines, but they are so faint as to be almost useless.
> Here I have made them a bit easier to see. I have also made them have
> a right padding so they don't completely bisect the area to the edge. And
> the they don't disrupt the column of icons.
> I'm hoping that you look at the image and see what I do, that the right
> side is much easier to understand quickly.
> Any comments?
> Cheers, Harley
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