Excellent work, just a couple of things that I think would be important to have a really useful open dialog
- bookmarks - recent files (clicking on it, sould take me to that location, with the file selected, but allow me to choose another from the same location) - great keyboard workflow
Ideally, I just want to type as few letters as possible to get to the file I want. SO I guess the smartbar should be really smart. I like the way sublime work, if you type any part of the whole path the it appears in a dropdown combo, with most recently used ones first.
For saving a file a create folder button is a must.
Ctrl-h for showing hidden files
And also it would be handy to be able to copy and delete files (ctrl-c, ctrl-v, del, etc...) that would make it a mini file manager
I like it! but usually i love it... Small problems : - Musics and Pictures panel's icons have not the same center and scale than the others - Videos folder's icon looks lighter (line thiner), downloads' icon is too small (why this ring?) - (shadows are too much dark for me)
This is 100% Inkscape here. I've had a lot of requests for a workflow video, I imagine I should do one at some point haha. I just never have thought before starting a mockup "Oh I should do a workflow video" xD
This is what I'd like the main theme to look like, as opposed to the grey fade, it's so much more minimal and flat. I understand that it's too much (or should I say too little) for most people though.
The one negative thing this style points out, is how babyishly big the navigation buttons are, but to contrast it also points out how pretty the folder icons are. Also while I'm here; looking at it, the documents icon looks too much like the "missing icon" icons that you get :/ distracts me. I'd imagine the usual faux text lines would solve it for me.
If elementary does go this way though I needn't do any of my mockups >_< There is a theme that does this pretty much: :thumb340887671: Still not going to be perfect without the backing of elementary though.
I'm guessing the save file dialogue would be similar. I personally prefer that in the elementary "light" modal style that symbolic icons are used exclusively, as it makes it seem more like a secondary interface compared to the normal style that has a regular icons. Would keep the full colour icons in the main sidebar, but use symbolic icons in the sidebar and toolbar. I would possibly also add a slight drop shadow between the toolbar and main window, and to add the word home to the breadcrumbs at the top.
That's actually a really interesting point about it being a "secondary" or "temporary" interface. I'm glad you were able to pick up on that
The only concern I think I have about using symbolic sidebar icons is that users would have already build a relationship with the color icons from the "primary" interface. So switching it up on them might be confusing.
What it comes down to is that when we're in a dialog situation, we want to have a consistent way to exit the dialog. Sometimes we don't have window controls in a dialog (such as in popovers), so in order to keep things consistent and familiar, and comfortable, we need to make sure we're always showing that cancel button.