Theming GTK for Touch

Registered by Duncan McGreggor on 2010-09-30

 Having a touch-usable GTK theme is going to be quite necessary (Mathieu Virbel).
    http://www.lukew.com/ff/entry.asp?1071 (Mathieu Virbel).

 Note that a touch target can be larger that it's visual representation. The important thing is not to make the visual elements themselves large, but to create a design that leaves adequate spacing for the invisible touch target to extend outwards and meet the minimum target size requirements (John Lea).

Regarding button size issues in finger-based UI design, see the following (John Lea):
    http://answers.oreilly.com/topic/1691-what-is-the-optimal-size-of-an-iphone-touch-target/
    http://www.lukew.com/ff/entry.asp?1085
    http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9713252

We should have a plan for touch-friendly interface design in the absence of GTK theming, as a stop-gap measure (Mathieu Virbel).

Tags: hci-n, hci, touch, multi-touch, multitouch, themes, design, gtk

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Duncan McGreggor
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John Lea
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