Design List summary for May 22-28, 2006
« May 15-21
— May 29-June 4
New Design Discussions:
Mimi sent out a proposal
for some modifications to the markup bar icons. Andi reported some user feedback that it's hard to tell the difference between the stamped and active states.
Sheila posted the first draft
of the stamping spec. There were several comments. Grant requested some clarification of all the various states as they relate to the Communcation column. Philippe raised some good issues about how shared communications could be confusing. Next steps are for Mimi and Sheila to update the spec with some clarifications.
Callum Macdonald posted a thread
about giving calendars the ability to track people and locations, basically giving calendars the "smarts" to infer certain information.
Sheila posted an update
on the Chandler desktop client Alpha3 and Alpha4 plans. Alpha3 will be a short release focused on performance. Some Alpha4 work, particularly around the dashboard will start now as well but won't block Alpha3. A plan specifically for Cosmo Demo and the hosted service is forthcoming.
Discussions continued around the proposal for modifications to the preview area. Specifically, we discussed ways to allow users to the preview pane to display more events. One proposal was to allow for as many events as possible without obscuring anything in the sidebar. We could have ellipsis (...) to show that there are more that aren't displayed. Other suggestions were scrollbar or scroll arrows but there were concerns about these taking up too much space or that they are too hard to manipulate. Mimi proposed that we have "clickable" text ie: 2 more events that expands and collapses the preview area.