ICS Paper Cuts

  1. The leftmost and rightmost buttons in the toolbar aren’t centered in their tap areas. This is one of the issues with surrounding the whole area around a button in blue: it requires a more complex layout to ensure it is balanced. Here, it might not be easy to solve this issue without a dead zone in the toolbar; perhaps the blue highlight could be centered even if the tap area is not.

    The leftmost and rightmost buttons in the toolbar aren’t centered in their tap areas. This is one of the issues with surrounding the whole area around a button in blue: it requires a more complex layout to ensure it is balanced. Here, it might not be easy to solve this issue without a dead zone in the toolbar; perhaps the blue highlight could be centered even if the tap area is not.

    2 years ago

  2. Just another dialog missing punctuation.

    Just another dialog missing punctuation.

    2 years ago

  3. This here is during the “back” transition from the page showing data usage details for a specific app. The issue here is the big gap you can make out between the list and the graph: while the list animates in with a gap between it and the graph, the graph doesn’t start moving down to fill that gap until after the back animation completes. This doesn’t feel right: the graph should either move down during the back animation, or the list should appear directly underneath the graph and have both move down together afterwards.

    This here is during the “back” transition from the page showing data usage details for a specific app. The issue here is the big gap you can make out between the list and the graph: while the list animates in with a gap between it and the graph, the graph doesn’t start moving down to fill that gap until after the back animation completes. This doesn’t feel right: the graph should either move down during the back animation, or the list should appear directly underneath the graph and have both move down together afterwards.

    2 years ago

  4. Apparently that “Save to” item is to add the video to a playlist. Not sure how you are supposed to find that out in the UI, though: I thought it might even have been about saving the video to the phone itself. Could easily fix this by having it say “Save to playlist” or something similar.

    Apparently that “Save to” item is to add the video to a playlist. Not sure how you are supposed to find that out in the UI, though: I thought it might even have been about saving the video to the phone itself. Could easily fix this by having it say “Save to playlist” or something similar.

    2 years ago

  5. Missing a period/full stop in this alert. Could also be improved by stating why it failed, but that might not always be possible.

    Missing a period/full stop in this alert. Could also be improved by stating why it failed, but that might not always be possible.

    2 years ago

  6. I can’t figure out what the X button is for on the Music notification. Sure, it closes it and stops the music, but so does a sideways swipe on the notification. Why is there an extra button here, when the standard method works just fine?

    Update: Apparently you cannot swipe the music notification off, so the X is required. But why should you not be able to swipe it off? I don’t see the benefit in having a separate UI for this one type of notification. And, of course, the pause button does the same thing as the X: stop the music and dismiss the notification.

    I can’t figure out what the X button is for on the Music notification. Sure, it closes it and stops the music, but so does a sideways swipe on the notification. Why is there an extra button here, when the standard method works just fine?

Update: Apparently you cannot swipe the music notification off, so the X is required. But why should you not be able to swipe it off? I don’t see the benefit in having a separate UI for this one type of notification. And, of course, the pause button does the same thing as the X: stop the music and dismiss the notification.

    2 years ago

  7. This shows the Gmail app, just after tapping to show images in an email. As you can see, it appears that I have now enabled showing images for all emails from this address.

    However, at this point, and even with the check box as shown, that is still disabled. You actually have to tap again to enable auto-loading of images: the check mark, apparently, only means that you tapped to show photos this time (regardless of the text next to it). Incredibly confusing.

    This shows the Gmail app, just after tapping to show images in an email. As you can see, it appears that I have now enabled showing images for all emails from this address.

However, at this point, and even with the check box as shown, that is still disabled. You actually have to tap again to enable auto-loading of images: the check mark, apparently, only means that you tapped to show photos this time (regardless of the text next to it). Incredibly confusing.

    2 years ago

  8. Here is another example of the old Android style peeking through, but this one is in the main OS rather than a third party app. For some reason, the built-in News & Weather widget configuration page still uses the old style. It, pretty obviously, should not.

    Here is another example of the old Android style peeking through, but this one is in the main OS rather than a third party app. For some reason, the built-in News & Weather widget configuration page still uses the old style. It, pretty obviously, should not.

    2 years ago