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cgriffin 2010-10-29 06:44 AM

TBH, I never noticed the issue of the icons not lining up along the bottom, but now that it's been pointed out, it does seem a bit awkward. It's not something that prevents me from using the app, of course, but it might be nice to address it.

Out of gopi's two mockups, I prefer the one on the left, but actually I would address it a different way. Make the two boxes the same size. The one on the left can be just like it is now, with the pen. As to the one on the right, rather than say 'Inbox' above it, which causes the issue by pushing the box down, just put the word 'Inbox' inside it when the inbox is empty, and have the number of inbox items when it's not empty. I can't draw, but what about something like:

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cpac 2010-10-29 09:57 AM

I think putting the text inside the box confuses things further, since the one box represents a task and the other a container for tasks. Two things with very different functions shouldn't look the same.

Again, I wonder whether these buttons are necessary at all. Why not just rely on the plus in the upper right for new items, and keep the Inbox, like the other "containers" of tasks an item in the vertical list like it is in the iPhone app?

gopi 2010-10-29 01:17 PM

[QUOTE=doodiebrad;88227]Hey, didn't mean to ignore you. Your modifications are nice, but they only address the difference in pixel height. Not the generic nature of the icons, nor the inconstancy of text + icon in one and only icon in the other. Thanks for trying.[/QUOTE]

I was hoping you might have a preference of some kind :)

ksrhee 2010-10-30 01:46 AM

[QUOTE=cpac;88241]I think putting the text inside the box confuses things further, since the one box represents a task and the other a container for tasks. Two things with very different functions shouldn't look the same.

Again, I wonder whether these buttons are necessary at all. Why not just rely on the plus in the upper right for new items, and keep the Inbox, like the other "containers" of tasks an item in the vertical list like it is in the iPhone app?[/QUOTE]

I for one like having these on the left side when the program is on the landscape since I can quickly enter the new items. Depending on where you are, the "plus" button requires an additional step.

As far as these two boxes are looking different or not aligned, it's a non-issue for me. More I think about it, more I like them to be different since my eyes can zoom it on the box I want right away instead having to differentiate the two boxes. Now you might say it's a mili-second thing, but when you are in a hurry, every little thing helps.


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