[Phpmyadmin-devel] First usability report

Sebastian Mendel lists at sebastianmendel.de
Tue Feb 13 16:03:41 CET 2007

Marc Delisle schrieb:
> Sebastian Mendel a écrit :
>> Marc Delisle schrieb:
>>> Michal Čihař a écrit :
>>>> Hi all
>>>> some of you might remember that I added phpMyAdmin to OpenUsability
>>>> project. This brought first fruit and we got first usability report[1].
>>>> There are some technical problems with images right now, so you have to
>>>> download XML to see them (well in fact it will download xml + images in
>>>> zip file).
>>>> There are some suggestions for improving icons readability, which I
>>>> generally like, but I don't have time to look at it more deeply right
>>>> now. Anybody interested in merging those suggestions to our code? :-)
>>>> [1]: http://www.openusability.org/reports/view.php?group_id=153&repid=89
>>> About the export/import icons:
>>> - I agree that the arrows should be enlarged
>>> - Why does the reporter say that for export, the arrow should be 
>>> pointing downward?
>> to make it more different?
> Ah now I get it. For export, the idea is "save" which goes downward to 
> your drive.
> For import, the idea is "upload" that goes to your "up" server.
>> i would like 'bend' arrows
>> http://tango.freedesktop.org/static/cvs/tango-icon-theme/32x32/actions/document-save.png
>> http://tango.freedesktop.org/static/cvs/tango-icon-theme/32x32/actions/edit-redo.png
>> http://tango.freedesktop.org/static/cvs/tango-icon-theme/32x32/actions/mail-forward.png
>> http://tango.freedesktop.org/Tango_Icon_Gallery
> I'm not sure we can switch to Tango because of their license (not GPL).

there are not much icons we can use - i currently just have this 'rounded' 
arrows in mind - i don't think that there is a copyright on this rounded arrows

about license: i don't think that there is a problem between and GPL

>> couldn't we try to open a job request on sf.net for some gui/icon designer?
> Isn't that what we do when we request new themes? Do you mean, to 
> redesign the "original" theme? I would prefer to improve the original 
> theme with the Open Usability suggestions, keeping the same icons.

just for designing better icons
i do not know if we need much improvement in original theme beside the icons

current icons looking very 'outdated'

Sebastian Mendel


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