Any html5 app that needs to be rendered in the webview needs network access to work... something we might try to improve?
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RE: the future of the UI
We try to get the UI as solid and cohesive as we can. There is a plan to move the toolkit (elements) to updated version but we want to keep the same philosophy: minimalistic, elegant and simple interface at least in the system as a whole and for the core apps. You can find the guidelines here.
It true thought that we miss a part of the user experience that is accessibility and we should work on that. Issues can be added here to keep track of what's missing.
For now, what you could do as a work around is use UT Tweak Tool to scale the UI as a whole.
Notes and Evernote Poll
I'm interested to know how many people uses app notes and how. This is for a friend
1- I use Evernote
2- I use default notes app with an Evernote account
3- I use default notes app stored locally
4- I use other app for notes online
5- I use other app for notes stored locally
6- I don't use any app of notes
7- Other options (be brief please)
RE: Canadian English is lacking in that it erroneously seems to be US English
The reason that US English is rendered is because is the default language (if something is not translated, it fallbacks to default).
To have a fully Canadian English translations on the system you need to translate the core app and systems strings. This can be done here:
Also, some of the projects doesn't have language started therefore, someone has to start those. All the main projects can be fonud here:
So, looks like you can be busy helping the project: weeeee
RE: How to build UX
Hi! I'm the head of the UX steering committee.
Most of the visual components are made in qml and C++.
The OS is break down into different aspects: the base system, services, apps, etc. therefore there's no «global package» you can install to modify. If you want to shape the look of an app, you must edit its qml code. If you wanted to modify the notes app you would likely want to edit its qml code.
To shape the indicators is a bit more complex task as each of the indicators has its place and it's written in a different language: you can find their code here
As for scopes, we are using the last work done by Canonical and they removed them by several reasons.
RE: Why physical buttons are disabled even if the phone has them?
There are some design reason to not use the physical buttons:
- we don't use them
- they interfere with the bottom edge
- they have no use if device is upside down or in landscape
- desktop doesn't have them