[mythtv-theming] Arclight

Robert McNamara robert.mcnamara at gmail.com
Wed Jan 27 01:45:52 UTC 2010

On Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 5:31 PM, Robert McNamara
<robert.mcnamara at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Another thing is that the watch recordings screen is laid out different from
>> the screens as well. The left side has the description in it in addition to
>> the right side under the episode when you scroll through the list. Not an
>> issue but why the duplication?
> Personal preference, the ability to see the plot in context with the
> artwork and while looking at the buttonlist, it was Thursday, etc.

Another thing to note on this particular point is that (in a
public-facing theme, anyway) you have to take into account those users
who user/prefer to use fanart/coverart/etc. and those who do not.  The
former design left the "hanging" screenshot when the user had no
artwork, which looked pretty bad, while the new one looks pretty good
with or without the optional artwork.  The addition of the
title/subtitle/description on the left also added a great deal of
consistency with the other screens-- nearly every screen that contains
this information or direct parallels to them presents it here, so the
user always knows where to look.  But, if the user is just browsing
quickly through their buttonlist of recordings, they can also quickly
scan the description without switching focus back and forth between
the buttonlist and the info panel.


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