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Help Screens

Postby mic » Tue Jan 06, 2009 4:44 pm

Hello,

i am preparing the help sites for de-De.
Going through the pages, i have seen that the images are different: png and jpg.
Is there a preference for one of these formats or can a make .png of all (which means also decreased size) as most of them?
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Re: Help Screens

Postby dextercowley » Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:01 pm

Hi. I think making them all PNG is fine. I think the earlier images include some JPG files but most of the images are PNG. I would guess for 1.6 we'll use all PNG files. Hope this helps. Mark
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Re: Help Screens

Postby mic » Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:15 pm

Thanks - i started already with this :D
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Naming convention for help images

Postby mic » Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:19 pm

Is there a specific naming convention?
Now i can see (for example):

* User_manager.toolbar.jpg
* Usermanager.newedit.jpg

but

* Trash_manager_toolbar.png

Either all with _ or a . between component and action and the component itself?

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Re: Help Screens

Postby dextercowley » Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:39 pm

Hi. We should have better naming conventions. Maybe you could propose some for 1.6? Thanks. Mark
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Re: Help Screens

Postby mic » Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:05 pm

Well from a coders perspective, i would propose:

1. UserManagerNewEdit.png
2. User_Manager_New_Edit.png
3. UserManager_NewEdit.png
4. UserManager.NewEdit.png
5. UserManager_NewEdit.png
6. User_Manager.New_Edit.png
7. User.Manager_New.Edit.png

Why so many differnent?
Explaination:

The Component -> User
The Task -> Manager
The Action -> New & Edit

I would prever #7 : it states clearly that we are doing some with the user, managing him and editing/make a new one.
Left side is User.Manger - right side the New.Edit

This could be taken for all. e.g.:

Template.Manager_Toolbar.png
Trash.Manager_Menu.Items.png (well here is not really a task, therefore it could also be: Trash.Manager_Menu_Items.png [#8]).

Ahh, it could be also: trash.manager_menu_items.png (all lower letters)

I leave it up to you now to find the best solution 8) => 16 possibilities.


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