Closed Bug 29243 Opened 20 years ago Closed 20 years ago
Need better visual design for mail envelope icons
The more I see these icons (attachments and add-to-address-book) the less I like them. I think they're not sufficiently visually distinct. Maybe something more like the toolbar icons would be more helpful. I'm also wondering whether we should try to integrate mscott's menu with the icon. Just a thought. The UI design of widgets in the envelope area just isn't holding together, IMO.
Reassign to Shuang since she is creating the icons. What do you mean by "integrate mscott's menu with the icon"?
Assignee: jglick → shuang
> What do you mean by "integrate mscott's menu with the icon"? I mean that when you click on a recipient link, you get a menu with a couple of things you can do with that recipient. If we think that's a good idea, why wouldn't we make that available on the Add To Address Book button? Alternately, if we think it's redundant, would we remove the Add To Address Book button?
It needs a tooltip, too.
*** Bug 30727 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Another thing I think is important: the appearance of the attachment icon should be noticeably different when the message contains attachments, vs. when it doesn't.
Hmm but we don't show an attachment icon if there aren't any attachments in the message. So why would it need to look different? =)
mscott is correct. Like 4.x, no attachment icon is shown if there are no attachments.
Ok, how about this then. Could the attachment icon be more different than the message envelope? Could we use the dark blue/light blue/white color scheme like the toolbar buttons?
Leave it till after beta 2: I don't have anyone can work on this now, and I will be on sabbatical 03/20-04/28.
Severity: normal → trivial
Target Milestone: M17
Some potential alternate attachment icons for ideas/thought: http://gooey/client/5.0/specs/mail/Misc/Icons/attachm1.gif http://gooey/client/5.0/specs/mail/Misc/Icons/attachm2.gif http://gooey/client/5.0/specs/mail/Misc/Icons/attachm3.gif http://gooey/client/5.0/specs/mail/Misc/Icons/attachm4.gif
Thanks for looking into this Jennifer. Attachm2.gif and attachm3.gif are zero bytes.
Fixed. If folks have general ideas for what they would like to see, this will help once Shuang returns or our new graphic artist starts. (May 1).
Paul, can you reassign this for us? Thx, Steve
Assignee: shuang → hangas
Sending to Jennifer.
Assignee: hangas → jglick
OK, Jen's attempt at some better icons: Add to AB: http://gooey/client/5.0/specs/mail/Misc/Icons/AddAB1.gif (16x16) http://gooey/client/5.0/specs/mail/Misc/Icons/AddAB2.gif (17w x 16h) http://gooey/client/5.0/specs/mail/Misc/Icons/AddAB3.gif (16x16) http://gooey/client/5.0/specs/mail/Misc/Icons/AddAB2.gif (16x16) I like #2 but it is 17 x 16. Is that ok? If not #1 or #3. Attachment: http://gooey/client/5.0/specs/mail/Misc/Icons/attachm1.gif http://gooey/client/5.0/specs/mail/Misc/Icons/attachm2.gif http://gooey/client/5.0/specs/mail/Misc/Icons/attachm3.gif http://gooey/client/5.0/specs/mail/Misc/Icons/attachm4.gif I like #1. Phil, are any of these acceptable? In addition, adding menu functionality to to AB button is a good idea. We could have a dropdown menu when the AB button is clicked: "Add Sender to AB" "Add all Recipients to AB"
Not sure if I have an opinion based on the one-color icons shown here. What would they look like in the envelope area? Would we use the blue toolbar button color? Or would we use the gray envelope area color? As I said in my original comments in the bug, I think some visual distinction (or maybe contrast is a better word) would help.
How is this? See attachments. I like Mail1b.gif better.
Mail1b.gif works for me
At the Mail Issues meeting today we discussed the Mail Evelope area. Team liked the 'Add to AB" icon in Mail1b.gif but wanted the swiggles removed. Mail1c.gif show the icon revised. If there are no objections, this is what we'll use. Icons for Add to AB and Attachment are here: http://gooey/client/5.0/specs/mail/Misc/Icons/addtoab.gif http://gooey/client/5.0/specs/mail/Misc/Icons/attachment.gif Reassign to mscott to implement. Meeting notes can be found here: http://gooey/client/5.0/specs/mail/messenger/MeetingNotes/Notes_Envelope_6_8_00. html
Assignee: jglick → mscott
moving to M18 and nominating for beta3
Target Milestone: M17 → M18
mail triage marking [nsbeta3-]
this is just a new icon which jennifer already gave us. we'll get this in there for beta3.
Yes, this bug has a mail6 keyword so if the fix is easy and trivial, we can change to a + to fix.
This bug has been fixed (by me!) with check-ins for Modern and Classic skin cleanup bugs (46423 and 46519). Attachment icon updated for both Modern and Classic skins.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 20 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Awesome!! Congrats on your first set of mozilla checkins!
Thank you! This engineering stuff is tough! :-)
VERIFIED to get off mscott's radar.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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