SDK UI Toolkit Theming

Registered by Florian Boucault on 2013-05-08

Discussion about what the future of the UI Toolkit theming capabilities looks like

Blueprint information

Status:
Not started
Approver:
Zoltan Balogh
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
Florian Boucault
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
None
Definition:
New
Series goal:
Accepted for saucy
Implementation:
Unknown
Milestone target:
milestone icon ubuntu-13.10

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Sprints

Whiteboard

Session: http://summit.ubuntu.com/uds-1305/meeting/21770/appdev-1305-ui-toolkit-theming/

Current status (SDK)
- Customize properties (e.g. overriding system theme -not recommended)
- Change visuals
- Optimization needs to be done
- Specific app theming on the roadmap (for the 1.0 release)
- ListItems not themed (they don't satisfy all our needs, they need to be simplified)

Current status (visual designs)
- http://design.canonical.com/2013/04/core-utility-apps-visual-exploration/
- Some are needed (e.g. progress bar)
- Slider needs to be updated
- ListItems need updates

Only one theme (no more Ambiance vs. Radiande)

Priorities (Components):
- To be discussed on the roadmap session

(?)

Work Items

Work items:
[calumpringle] Get the sign-off and review the current visual designs with the SDK: DONE
[calumpringle] Publish blog post showcasing the visual designs: TODO
[calumpringle] Organize a meeting with the SDK team to provide UX for the components: DONE
[calumpringle] Prioritize the design of the components: TODO
[calumpringle] Provide assets for app developers: TODO

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