[Bf-funboard] property panel "switch" section toggles.. thoughts?

David Jeske davidj at gmail.com
Mon Jul 15 21:38:56 CEST 2013

On Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 8:36 AM, Justas Ingelevičius <justas at zvejone.lt>wrote:

> nice idea. I suggest to make switch blue when it is on. It will look
> consistent with other GUI elements and will add more visual clarity.
> http://www.pasteall.org/pic/show.php?id=55645

That is clear, but also pretty loud/attention-grabbing. Possibly too much

I'm not sure why it's so important to have the panel titles aligned,

Titles which drift around in unpredictable places are harder to scan it's a
usability issue. It's also an attempt to reduce some of the unnecessary
visual clutter/alignment edges. We need the checkboxes for functionality,
but we don't actually need the titles unaligned.

Perhaps the triangles could be removed and the checkboxes moved in
> their place, but then it needs to be better communicated what the
> title is and that it is a think you can click on. For that I think you
> need a background color on the panel header, maybe slightly bolder
> text, and subtle highlighting on mouse over.

I agree 110%.

The "switch" mockup is simply an experimental idea to create a solution
which works on the default-theme, with the triangles still present. If
we're willing to change the default presentation and remove triangles
entirely (perhaps in 2.7's UI revamp), this becomes easier and even cleaner.

For fun, check out Billrey's visual presentation of some of the alignment



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