Log in

View Full Version : style guidelines

May 27th, 2009, 11:49 AM
Hi everyone,

Are there any guidelines for common list styles, colors, fonts, and font sizes to use in plugins in order to get them looking and feeling like each other so that they are more intuitive to the user?

Thanks, Mike

May 27th, 2009, 01:06 PM

May 27th, 2009, 01:12 PM

Thanks, I've been over that page and its sub-pages many times. I guess its best to keep sizes and colors similar to the examples?

May 27th, 2009, 05:07 PM
I think the idea of having skinnable plugins is that they can have their own look and feel.

May 27th, 2009, 05:25 PM
It basically just depends on the developer and the app they are developing. For example, the Weather Channel app I'm working on right now adheres fairly tightly to boxee styles. The reason is that I'm trying to make it feel like it "belongs" in boxee. It's a weather app; just need to display the data as efficiently as possible, etc etc.

The next app I've been working on (a music app of sorts) will be polar opposite using very unique styles that won't look like the main boxee app. I love music and want to convey that in the app to the user.

So in summary, it varies, lol.