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    Re: Unity poster (feedback please)

    Quote Originally Posted by keithpeter View Post
    Hello All

    Version 3 of the poster is complete, I'm just getting the local proofreader to go over the text.

    Could we keep this thread on topic? Its about a poster designed to help people who use Ubuntu 10.04 and possibly others to migrate to 12.04 Ubuntu LTS with its default Unity interface.

    If someone wants to do a Web page/poster/leaflet on how to install the Gnome Classic session that would be ace

    Cheers
    I'm gaining on my classic (no effects) Precise rendering:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...&postcount=389

    I need to test, retest, and test some more though ....... and I'm waiting for a couple of PPA's to be updated.

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    Re: Unity poster (feedback please)

    Hello All

    Here is the third version of the poster. See what you think.

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8403291/1204-poster-4.pdf

    (yes, the file name has a 4 in it, don't ask).

    I'll pop the .odt file up after people have had a chance to comment on this one and I've added the changes.

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    Re: Unity poster (feedback please)

    Quote Originally Posted by kansasnoob View Post
    I'm gaining on my classic (no effects) Precise rendering:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...&postcount=389

    I need to test, retest, and test some more though ....... and I'm waiting for a couple of PPA's to be updated.
    That's great kansasnoob

    When its complete, I'll do a fresh install and go through the howto line by line.

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    Re: Unity poster (feedback please)

    Gosh, Keith, it is looking so good now!

    A few small suggestions. This is nit-picking, to make it perfect, because I think you have done a fantastic job.

    • "You can switch between running apps by clicking on their icons, look for the small triangles." The comma after "icons" should be either a semicolon (";") or an em-dash ("—").


    • "Right clicking on icons in the Launcher shows a menu of actions." I think this would read more easily as, "Right click icons in the Launcher to show a menu of actions."


    • "Get an overview of workspaces" > "Using the Keyboard" > "Press Alt-S". Isn't that meant to be Window-S?

    Do you think it worth mentioning that you can still access the menu (albeit in a new style)? To access:
    Open the Dash, choose Apps icon Apps icon.jpg, and use "Filter results" Filter resuts.jpg.

    I'm also a bit unsure about using the word "Windows" for the Super key, but I confess that I don't have an idea that uses succinct wording.
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    Re: Unity poster (feedback please)

    Hello Paddy Landau and all

    Good catch on the Alt-S, I must have been asleep.

    @all: vote on the word for that key that invokes the dash. Is it the
    • Windows key?
    • Meta key? (Meta is the word used in the Desktop Guide)
    • Super key?
    • Home key? (A little house icon is what is screen printed onto the Asus EeePC keyboard)


    Thanks for a critical eye on the English, I'll action those.

    Pseudo-menu: The use of the Apps lens then Filter then click menu category, then find the icons in a funny order I think is a little too much for this top level guide. I'll have a think though...

    Keep it coming...

    Cheers
    Last edited by keithpeter; April 14th, 2012 at 06:33 PM.

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    Re: Unity poster (feedback please)

    Quote Originally Posted by keithpeter View Post
    Good catch on the Alt-S, I must have been asleep.
    Or busy

    Quote Originally Posted by keithpeter View Post
    vote on the word...
    My vote goes for what the most number of people will understand.

    My personal opinion is "Windows key" with an asterisk referring to a footnote, saying something along the lines of, "The Command key on Macs or Super key on Linux."

    Quote Originally Posted by keithpeter View Post
    ... find the icons in a funny order...
    Good point. The order does seem arbitrary. What about if you simply point out the mini-menu at the bottom of the Dash and leave it at that? People will find Filter results by themselves. The only problem with that is where you would add that information -- it may make your poster too busy. You could add it to the screen-shot on the top left of your poster, with nothing more than an arrow pointing out the "Mini-menu"; but leave it out altogether if it clutters your poster.
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    Re: Unity poster (feedback please)

    Quote Originally Posted by keithpeter View Post

    @all: vote on the word for that key that invokes the dash. Is it the
    • Windows key?
    • Meta key? (Meta is the word used in the Desktop Guide)
    • Super key?
    • Home key? (A little house icon is what is screen printed onto the Asus EeePC keyboard)

    I call it "Super Key". And my non-geek house members understand when I say "press the Super Key". If this poster is targeted at Ubuntu users who are upgrading to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, then I believe that they are familiar with this terminology. It should not be confusing.

    You could use "meta key" as well (though, I never encountered any guide that uses this word.. or maybe I did not pay enough attention) specially if it is used in Desktop Guide. Consistency is a good thing.

    Quote Originally Posted by keithpeter View Post
    Hello All

    Its about a poster designed to help people who use Ubuntu 10.04 and possibly others to migrate to 12.04 Ubuntu LTS with its default Unity interface.
    Again, IMHO since the target audience are not Windows users or new Ubuntu converts, we can avoid using "Windows Key" safely.
    Last edited by ubuntu27; April 15th, 2012 at 02:49 AM.

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    Re: Unity poster (feedback please)

    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy Landau View Post

    • "You can switch between running apps by clicking on their icons, look for the small triangles." The comma after "icons" should be either a semicolon (";") or an em-dash ("—").

    I agree about the triangles. My wife just loves them, especially if you're using multiple workplaces and how they turn outlined.

    I vote "Super Key" as that's what I think it's called and I'm new to all this.

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    Re: Unity poster (feedback please)

    Quote Originally Posted by ubuntu27 View Post
    If this poster is targeted at Ubuntu users who are upgrading to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, then I believe that they are familiar with this terminology.
    However, this poster would also be excellent for Windows and Mac users new to Ubuntu.

    If you call it the Super key or the Meta key, I think there should be an explanatory note somewhere in the document (as a footnote, perhaps) explaining that this is the Windows key on Windows keyboards or Command key on Mac keyboards.

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonsmith01 View Post
    I agree about the triangles. My wife just loves them, especially if you're using multiple workplaces and how they turn outlined.
    Have you noticed that the solid triangle changes to a stem-less arrow when on a different workspace?
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    Re: Unity poster (feedback please)

    Hello All

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8403291/1204-poster-4.pdf

    I've modified the poster to reflect the majority view (and good arguments) for using 'Super' as the name of the key that invokes the dash.

    I've also changed the wording a bit (thanks Paddy Landau) and added a note about the Super key, and the idea of a 'tap' which I suppose is a new gesture for many.

    Thanks to you all for the feedback which has made this simple poster much better: 'ubuntu' in action I think.

    I'll label this file as 'final' sometime around Tuesday just in case someone notices a huge howler. The odp file is at

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8403291/1204-poster-4.odp

    if you want to customise or use bits of this work.

    Other ways of helping

    If you enjoyed the proof reading and thinking through the language we use to describe the GUI, you might find the ubuntu-manual project of interest. They always need people to read through drafts, and they use a screen based proofreading system where you can annotate a text with comments. You can just read a few pages or check a chapter.

    https://launchpad.net/ubuntu-manual

    They are gearing up for the 12.04 manual now.

    If you want to track how Unity might be developing in the next cycle, have a look at the unity-design mailing list archives.

    https://lists.launchpad.net/unity-design/maillist.html

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