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About the project
FLUX UI, or FLUX User Interface, is a user interface design proposal for OpenOffice.org initially developed by Joshua Martin, Stefan Roeben, and Mikko Lehmitsolo but whose development has grown to be a community effort. Three design principles guide the design's development:
- The document is the most important UI element.
- Don't show the user what he/she doesn't need at the moment (context sensitivity).
- Don't focus on a single UI element (i.e. Ribbon, Menus, Tabs) - use a hybrid of elements so that the information is displayed in the most appropriate way.
Contact Us or Contribute
Anyone is welcome to contribute. Your comments and questions will reach us at either e-mail address, and are more likely to be considered than contacting us individually.
|IRC||irc.freenode.net #ux.openoffice.org||Weekly meetings are held on Monday morning at 10AM EST (-5:00), though you may be able to find us floating around the channel during other hours.
Current Image: Writer
Current Image: Impress
The Flux UI team, headed by Joshua Martin, has submitted a design proposal for Impress through the Renaissance Project. Abiding by the guidelines for the proposal, the team was limited in that we could not introduce features not already present, merely architecture/hierarchy/functionality. For complete guidelines please visit The Design Proposal Guidelines Page.
|Concept Title||Image||Explanation, please sign your name with "~~~"||Comments & Suggestions|
|Accordian Toolbar||Explanation of the Accordian Toolbar|
Second Image One up display in the FLUX UI
Third Image One up display in OOo 3.x
Fourth Image Showing the two-up display
For a gimp version of the third/fourth image please contact me.
| The image strip scrollbar is a vertical set of thumbnail images positioned to the left of the vertical scrollbar. This image strip allows the user to navigate their document with more precision. Features of the I-S S are;
These features aren't implemented in all of the images. I wanted to show variety. Ak13
| What about an effect affecting each page size, such as in mac OS X Dock? In this way, the feature could be accessed whatever the number of pages, window size and zoom level. It could also use more screen space for the selected one. The pages images and the "window" could also appear only after a short pause in drag-and-drop, to assist the user without taking screen space in normal operations.
And what about multi-pages view (e.g. when two pages are displayed on screen?)
— Clément Pillias 18:42, 17 February 2009 (UTC)
|Tabs|| Tab styling could be as simple as that which is employed in Firefox or as complex as Chrome. The main functionality that I am referring to is dragging a tab out of the window. This functionality allows the user to compare documents and copy/paste information between the two easily, while offering the organization of tabbed browsing.
When screen real estate is demanding it could be possible for the tabs to condense to an icon of the program. Ak13
|Writer: Zoom Slider||This concept is from Clément Pillias page on the Zoom Slider. Please visit it for a full description.|
|Impress: Zoom Slider|| Following Clément Pillias' design, the zoom slider for Impress could cover not just page size but the other "view options." Shown in the image are (clockwise)
I would expect the graphics design group would want to overhaul these icons, but I thought it was a good start. Ak13
|Calc: Transparency / Style Layers||The idea is particular to spreadsheet applications. Basically the idea would be to create a transparency (or layer) over the document that can be hidden or shown with ease. This would allow for graphical specific highlighting, not context sensitive. This would also allow different style sheets to be turned on/off to make certain information stand out.|
Working Color Palette
The current color palette is in the process of being assembled. Possible considerations for the color palette include the User Interface: Visual Design Groups work with the Galaxy Icon Palette.
Proposed Palette 1 - Media:Fluxui-palette-1.svg
Proposed Palette 2 - Light sand, Bright highlight, Coal borders, by Knoxy
Proposed Palette 3 - Dark sand, Light rocks, Bright highlights, by Knoxy
Proposed Palette 4 - Light sand, Dark rocks, Deep highlights, by Knoxy
Proposed Palette 5 - Contrast & Concentration, by Knoxy
- File:Writer.odg: Original OpenOffice.org Draw file created by Joshua Martin. Includes most of the work throughout the life of FLUX UI.)
- Knoxy has worked on a redesign of the Start Center, which can be found under the title Galaxy Start.
- Design proposals by other groups for the Renaissance remodel of Impress
- Check out our google group (FLUX Control panel) to join the mailing list, and learn more about the project
- The User Experience Project
- The Renaissance Project