[SailfishDevel] SailfishOS style buttons

Joona Petrell joona.petrell at jollamobile.com
Mon Sep 30 13:17:43 UTC 2013

Hi Олег,

Pulley menus are good for global actions relevant for the page ("New message", "Search", "Sync", "Update"), context menus and icon buttons are more appropriate for actions related to a specific content item (photo, person, location, song, etc.) displayed inside the page.

As a rule of thumb primary action (open item in full-screen, call in phone, play in video player, etc.) is activated by tapping the content item, and most secondary actions (delete, edit, favorite, add to playlist, etc.) are accessed by long-pressing the item and selecting appropriate action from the context menu that opens.

In general most actions which you would traditionally show in a toolbar in Sailfish you instead expose from a pull-down menu for quicker access and better one-handed use. But there are still use cases for toolbars, for example when the pulley menu is already reserved for something else or when the user is expected to scroll a long list of content (as the pulley menu is only accessible on the top of the list).

Some examples of icon button usage:

1.) clearing text field contents, cross icon "image://theme/icon-m-clear"
2.) favoriting item, star icon (favorite ? "image://theme/icon-m-favorite-selected" : "image://theme/icon-m-favorite")
3.) appending new content item, e.g. new person in recipient field, plus icon (image://theme/icon-m-add").



From: devel-bounces at lists.sailfishos.org [devel-bounces at lists.sailfishos.org] on behalf of Олег Линкин [maledictusdemagog at gmail.com]
Sent: 30 September 2013 15:47
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Subject: [SailfishDevel] SailfishOS style buttons

What is more matches for SailfshOS style: IconButtons with actions or actions in pulldown menu?
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