[sdk] Recommendations for toolbar guidelines for 5+ items

Bug #1180191 reported by Jono Bacon on 2013-05-15
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu UI Toolkit
Fix Released
Tim Peeters
Ubuntu UX
Jouni Helminen

Bug Description

Recently while working with the SDK I have discovered that the app design guidelines don't provide guidance for cases where you need quick access to functionality (traditionally delivered with a toolbar) with 5+ items.

Currently the guidelines recommend developers use the swipe-up toolbar to put up to 5 items in there, but some applications require additional quick access functions.

As one such example, I was writing a text editor and I need to provide quick access to:

 * Bold
 * Italic
 * Underline

 * Left Align
 * Center Align
 * Right Align

Now, I appreciate that within our convergence goals a conventional toolbar would not work well on a phone, and we likely recommend the HUD for those cases, but if I am regularly using a function in an application in a location where I can't provide voice input (or I am a user who cannot speak), repeatedly typing in the same function over and over again is going to get repetative.

Can the design team provide some guidelines around this in the app design guidelines?

Apologies if I filed this against the wrong project - not sure where this bug should be.

Changed in ubuntu-ux:
importance: Undecided → High
assignee: nobody → Calum Pringle (calumpringle)
Changed in ubuntu-ui-toolkit:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → High
John Lea (johnlea) on 2013-06-17
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: New → Triaged
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: Triaged → Confirmed
status: Confirmed → In Progress
John Lea (johnlea) on 2013-09-09
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
assignee: Calum Pringle (calumpringle) → Katie Taylor (katie-t)
Jono Bacon (jonobacon) on 2013-10-09
tags: added: desktop
Jono Bacon (jonobacon) on 2013-10-09
tags: added: sdk-app-desktop-integration
tags: added: desktop-touch
removed: desktop
Changed in ubuntu-ui-toolkit:
milestone: none → february-2014
assignee: nobody → Tim Peeters (tpeeters)
assignee: Tim Peeters (tpeeters) → nobody
Changed in ubuntu-ui-toolkit:
milestone: february-2014 → march-2014
Changed in ubuntu-ui-toolkit:
assignee: nobody → Tim Peeters (tpeeters)
Tim Peeters (tpeeters) wrote :

I would say this is "fixed" now, see Dani's blogpost: http://design.canonical.com/2014/03/new-apps-header/

Changed in ubuntu-ui-toolkit:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Zsombor Egri (zsombi) on 2014-03-31
Changed in ubuntu-ui-toolkit:
milestone: march-2014 → june-2014
milestone: june-2014 → march-2014
John Lea (johnlea) on 2014-04-25
summary: - [design] Recommendations for toolbar guidelines for 5+ items
+ [sdk] Recommendations for toolbar guidelines for 5+ items
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
assignee: Katie Taylor (katie-t) → Jouni Helminen (jounihelminen)
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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