Sat Nov 22, 2008 4:22 pm Post
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Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:28 am Post
Sun Nov 23, 2008 1:47 am Post
PJS wrote:A tag selector/creator in header or footer bar?
PJS wrote:I thought that in the first beta, I was able to double-click on a year, type in a new value, and see it take. In this one, I can't do that. It's a nuisance, having to click back a year at a time for a major change. Any way around that... and was I just imagining it in the previous iteration?
PJS wrote:It would help de-clutter if lines for minor characters disappeared before their entry and after their exit (though of course this gets back to a creation event).
PJS wrote:I've noticed that Aeon sometimes wants to skip January, insisting that April is the third month. It does accept a correction the second time.
Sun Nov 23, 2008 1:54 am Post
antony wrote:Bravo! Looking good
 I like the header bar confined to the central pane, as it is. It makes it clear that the controls apply to the main timeline, so there's no confusion over whether they're associated with the inspector. If there are too many tags to fit in the bar, a flyout double chevron to the 'next page' of tags, a la Things' tag bar, would be sufficient.
antony wrote: I would still prefer to see the Filter field in the new header bar, and a Search field go in the toolbar (i.e. where the Filter bar is now).
(Now that I think about it some more, is there actually still a need for Filter now that we have tags?)
antony wrote:Phil's suggestion for a tag creator/selector in the header bar is good, but I fear the bar would become very crowded. How about instead adding them to the contextual menus? So right-click on an event and one of the options in the menu is "Tags ->" which then gives a flyout to all existing tags, plus a "New tag..." option (which brings up a dialogue). I don't think that would be too complex from a user's POV, though obviously it creates more work for you...!
antony wrote:Oh, and I'd still like to see the selected event 'pop out' rather than be highlighted—or perhaps, as Phil suggests, just make the event line thicker. Either way, the visibility/contrast isn't enough at the moment.
Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:28 pm Post
matt wrote:See above post regarding how the tags work. What I forgot to mention is that if the tags bar fills up so they cannot all be displayed, it automatically reverts to a pull-down menu instead.
The filter is still necessary to allow you to filter based on characters, and any tags that are not set to display in the header bar. It can be added to the header bar, it is just a question of whether it is better to have room for more tags, or have some of that room taken up by the filter.
Alternatively, there is probably more room in the footer bar, but I feel it would be a little out of place there.
I will see what I can do with this. By pop-out, you were suggesting adding a shadow or something like that, right? Do you have a picture of anything that looks like you are talking about?
Thu Nov 27, 2008 6:58 am Post
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