[Pharo-dev] Pharo Filter usability due to same background as List (Iceberg)

Stephane Ducasse stepharo.self at gmail.com
Sat Nov 25 08:06:00 EST 2017


Agreed!

On Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 9:38 PM, Torsten Bergmann <astares at gmx.de> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I do not know if this is only an issue of Iceberg or of the themes in general:
>
> Due to the topic of todays techtalk I added "DiscordSt" repository to
> Iceberg leading to the attached screenshot.
>
> I wondered why there are only 7 packages while I was pretty sure that there
> were more packages in the GitHub page of the repo.
>
> So it LOOKED LIKE THE LIST ENDED/ONLY HAS A FEW ITEMS because the filter is
> displayed right at the bottom of the list.
>
> You can call me stupid - but I initially thought of an Iceberg synch
> synch issue were some packages were not downloaded/cloned - but then after several seconds
> I realized that the list just ends because of the filter area and there are more
> items - one just has to scroll.
>
> This is OK but I interpreted the white area of the filter as there is no further list item
> instead of realizing the filter possibility itself.
>
> Maybe I'm the only one but: as the (package) list background is white and the filter
> background is white too this is hardly to distinguish. Also the placeholder "Filter"
> is centered instead of right aligned ...
>
> So depending on windows size it is displayed in a wider distance to the list item text
> and one does not notice that the white area is a filter.
>
> I guess a small thin line to separate the filter widget from the list
> part of the widget would solve the issue. Would that be possible? If so is this only
> an issue of Iceberg or the Pharo theme in general?
>
> Also I wonder: the "Filter ..." placeholder label is centered in the middle. If one
> clicks into the filter the "Filter..." placeholder surprisingly jumps to the left.
>
> I guess we have to catch up more with the usability of our tools.
>
> Thanks
> T.
>
>
>




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